Atlantic South America Study Guide



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Atlantic South America Study Guide

Terms to know:

  • favelas: huge _________ found in _____________________

  • gauchos: Argentine __________________

  • estuary: a partially enclosed body of ___________ where _____________ and ____________ mix

  • landlocked: ______________ surrounded by _________________ (like Paraguay)

  • Mercosur: an ___________________ that promotes ____________ among countries of South America

  • megacity: a giant ____________ area that includes surrounding _______________ and ____________

  • Guarani: the language most commonly spoken in _______________ besides Spanish.

Locations to know about:

  • Montevideo: capital of __________________

  • Amazon Basin: a giant ______________________

  • Manaus: a major _______ and industrial ______________ in the _______________ region

  • Brasilia: capital of ________________

  • Patagonia: a region of dry ____________ and _____________ in southern __________________

  • Gran Chaco: a low _____________ region in _________________ and ______________________

  • Pampas: wide grassy ________________ in central _________________, a highly developed _______________ region

  • Parana River: a river that draining much of the _____________ part of _____________ ____________

  • Brazilian Highlands – found north east of the Mato Grasso Plateau

Brazil:

  • The ________________ ______________ in South America.

  • Was first inhabited (lived in) by the ____________________ _______________.

  • When colonized by the__________________, enslaved _______________ were brought to Brazil to work on the _______________.

  • Has the largest population of ________________ ______________ in the world.

  • Tourists are attracted to Brazil’s beautiful __________________, old ___________ cities and elaborate _____________ ______________.

  • Most of the __________________ region of Brazil is sparsely populated ____________ land (the capital Brasilia was placed her in hopes of building up the population and economy of this area)

Argentina:

  • Argentina was first settled by the _______________________.

  • Today, most of Argentina’s people are ____________________ from ______________ settlers.

Regional Characteristics:

  • Most of the landforms in the region are _______________ and ________________.

  • The majority of the economy in Paraguay is controlled by just a few wealthy and influential families and companies

Amazon (River System):

  • The world’s largest _________________ _______________.

  • __________________________ has become an issue for the Amazon _______________ __________ in recent years.

Short answer topics:

Major threats to the Amazon rain forest

Decrease of Indian population in Argentina







The role of Agriculture in Argentina’s economy

Argentina’s crisis in the early 2000s







Describe the Amazon Basin

What is the cause of the conflict between the Brazilian Indians and new settlers?








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