Vocabulary
Physical Geography
History
Culture
Potpourri

100

The height of land above sea level.
What is elevation?

100

These regions make up Latin America.
What is Middle America, the Caribbean, and South America?

100

The three major native groups in Latin America.
What is Inca, Aztec, and Maya.

100

Most people in Latin America speak this language.
What is Spanish?

100

The cacao bean is used to make what.
What is chocolate?

200

A system of writing using pictures and symbols.
What are hieroglyphics?

200

The second longest river in the world.
What is the Amazon River?

200

The Inca capital.
What is Cuzco?

200

The people of Brazil speak what language.
What is Portuguese?

200

How does elevation effect temperature.
What is the higher you are the colder it gets?

300

The definition of mestizo.
What is people who were a mix of Spanish and Native American ancestry?

300

Name three landforms seen in Latin America.
What are mountains, plateaus, volcanoes, rainforest, islands, pampas, coral reefs, or isthmus.

300

An aqueduct is...
What is a pipe or channel to carry water from a distant place?

300

A free public festival held in the islands of the Caribbean.
What is Carnival?

300

Central America is an example of what kind of landform.
What is an isthmus?

400

A person who rules with complete power.
What is a dictator?

400

One major natural food resource which is also a popuar food in Latin America.
What is corn or maize?

400

The Aztec ruler
What is Moctezuma

400

One problem or challenge Latin Americans are facing today.
What is huge difference between rich and poor, lack of government control, no jobs, etc...

400

One thing the Aztec, Inca, and Maya did to please the gods.
What is human sacrifice?

500

The meaning of import...
What is to bring products into one country from another country?

500

An economy that relies on one resource or crop.
What is a one resource economy?

500

Most of the Native people of Latin America were conquered by people from which country.
What is Spain or the Spanish?

500

A cash crop is...
What is crops grown to sell to other countries.

500

To leave your country to live in another.
What is emigrate