- University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
- Latin American Studies
- Latin American Studies 150
- De Grave
Last Modified: 2012-05-17
Related Textbooks:Latin America & the Caribbean
Most of la is either rain forest or desert
Most of la is governed by ruthless military dictators
All of la is catholic
All of the above
Never before have so many LAs had computers
Never before have so many LAs had books
Never before have so many LAs had food and housing
Buildings and large cities
Roads and streets
A written language
Some group had each one of these
Which option is not one of the three landform regions of LA?
Which is not one of the Eastern Highlands?
The Gran Chaco
Which is not one of the four physiographic provinces that make up the central lowlands?
the interior sedimentary zone
the amazonian plain
Which is a term associated with the creation of the lesser antilles?
Western sierra madre
Eastern volcanic axis
What is the name of the largest city created by the Moundbuilders?
Which is false about Monk's Mound?
it was 10 stories high
its 16 acre base was larger than that of any Egyptian pyramid
it was primarily a moastery for religious leaders
Which groups built the pyramids at the city of Palenque?
Which leader ruled Palenque during a period of greatness and growth?
which was the name of the Friar that defended the native Caribbean population from other spaniards?
Bartolome de las Casas
Which was the name of the indigenous group that the spaniards first enslaved in the
Aztec, Taino, Maya
Which option below is true regarding Enrique's Rebellion?
Enrique was never raised by Spaniards which is why he fought for his native people
Enrique always ran away and never fought Spanish soldiers
Enrique went undefeated for 14 years
Which is not one of the two most prominent aspects of climate?
The temperature associated with any given location has which 3 factors?
seasonal temp fluctuation, pressure belts, continentality
heat, humidity, rain
Altitude, Ocean Currents, Latitude
which is one of the four alitudinal life zones?
Tropic of Cancer
Andean Mountain Range
What latitudes of latin America have the highest temperatures?
0 degrees = equator
tropics of cancer and capricorn
100 degrees south = tierra caliente desert
What is the name of the Aztec capital?
What is another name for the Aztec people?
What aztec god was Hernando Cortes confused for?
What is the name of the indigenous tribe that helped cortez fight against the Aztecs?
Seasonal extremes of precipitation, with wet summer and dry winters
Which description describes Tropical and Temperate Savannas?
Seasonal extremes of precipitation, with wet summer and dry winters
Precipitation(wet) throughout the year with a short dry period
Precipitation(wet) throughout the year with moderate temps
Which is not one of the three factors that create desert subtypes in Latin America?
Continental temp controls
Consistent high temps
Cold, offshore Pacific currents
Why is biodiversity relevant to LA?
There is a lot of racial diversity in LA
Half of all life forms on earth are associated with tropical rainforests
It helps distinguish Highland tundra from steppe
Which is the driest desert on earth?
The Sahara Desert
The Mohave Desert
The Atacama Desert
Most people in LA speak a language originally created by which ethnicity
The reason Haiti endures so many issues related to its physical geography is because it
lies directly in the path of many hurricanes
lies on a fault line where two plates intersect
all of the above
Ring of fire - which country would have a large number of volcanoes and earthquakes?
What island did Deborah Freund biology instructor visit during her summer vacation?
which option is true with regard to the relationship between geography and biodiversity?
closer to the mainland, greater the biodiversity
closer to the mainland, less biodiversity
the smaller the island, the greater the biodiversity
Which country is located on the Iberian Peninsula?
Which is not true about the Moors?
Spread Islam from Africa to "spain"
Remained in "Spain" for almost 800 years
Helped lead to the "golden age of Christianity"
What was true about La Reconquista?
It was Mexico's effort to retake the US Southwest
It was the Spaish expulsion of the Moors
It was the Conquistador's defeat of the aztecs and incas
How was the repartimiento system different from the ecomienda system?
it distributed resources instead of using them
one was only for criollos and the other was only for Indiansit demanded tribute from Indian groups instead of from individual Indians
Which is true about conservatives in the newly independent LA countries?
They favored power being distributed to the outlying states/provinces
they were supported by the landed aristocracy and high Catholic church officials
they favored the separation of church and state
what is the name of the indigenous group that helped cortez conquer the Aztecs?
What is La Noche Triste/The Sad Night?
Cortez attacked an unarmed religious gathering
The Aztecs killed their own ruler, Montezuma
Tenochtitlan was finally conquered by the Spanish
The author of guns, germs, and steel?
The underlying reson why Europeans were able to colonize native americans?
What killed more Native Americans?
Who was Benito Juarez? and what country was he associated with?
Brazil's first black president
Mexico's first indigenous president
Argentina's freedom fighter for independence
what was the partido revolucionario institucional?
Mexico's single political party in power for 70 years
the political branch of Peru's Marxist paramilitary group
Bolivia's short lived democratic system
What did the US do in Guatemala in 1954?
provided aid because of a catastrophic hurricane
sponsored a coup which overthrew a democratically elected government
lent military support to defend a democratically elected president
Belize gained independence from Britain in 1981...
What country had a "soccer war" with Honduras in 1969?
Who were the Sandinistas?
A military group after Sandia
A military group that fought against Britain
a military group that fought against the contras
What did the US do in Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933?
helped rebuild the economy
supported the Sandinistas
stationed US Marines in that country
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