WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

STUDY GUIDE

EXAM 3

 

Read chapters 4 & 5, study the 3 terms, and review your notes.

 

FROM YOUR TEXTBOOK

 

1) STUDY THE FOLLOWING MAPS:

            A) Climate Map

            B) Landform Regions

 

2) Find out why your book feels the term Latin America is not very useful in describing    Middle America.

 

3) What is the most productive oil producing region in Venezuela?

 

4) Read about haciendas and plantation and how they relate to Middle America’s Rimland.

 

5) Read about the causes of Argentina’s historic economic problems.

 

ADDITIONAL HINTS (MAINLY FROM THE LECTURES)

  •  What factors encouraged revolution in Latin America during the 1960’s?
  •  Know the characteristics of plantations and haciendas.
  •  Where do you find the most Indian, European, and African culture in Latin America?
  •  What country produces great quantities of fuel from sugar cane?
  •  What country produces the most beef in Latin America?
  •  How did Bolivia become landlocked?
  •  What cities make up the industrial triangle of Brazil?
  •  Where is the Llanos located?
  •  Where is the Pampas located?
  •  Know the model of altitudinal zonation?
  •  Which country has the largest industrial base in Latin America?
  •  What do the terms mestizo, mullatto, and zambo refer to?
  •  Why do soils in the Amazon Basin quickly lose their fertility once the rainforest is removed?
  •  Understand the Monroe Doctrine, the Teddy Roosevelt Corollary, the Good Neighbor Policy, and the Alliance for Progress.
  •  What is the vegetation like in a Savanna climate?
  •  What is a Maquiladora?
  •  What are the populations and growth rates for Latin America, Mexico, and Brazil?
  •  Where were the Aztecs, the Maya, and the Incas located when the Iberians arrived?
  •  Understand the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  •  Understand the term Green Revolution.
  •  Understand the effect of the Laws of the Indies on Latin American city structure.
  •  Where is the standard of living the highest in Brazil?
  •  There will be a matching section called “name that country” were you will be given clues to help you determine the names of various Latin American countries.

 

ESSAY

Why is rainforest deforestation in the Amazon Basin an important global concern?  What measures could be taken to help alleviate this problem?

 

BRING SCANTRON 886

 

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