Latin America Quiz: Trivia Facts MCQ

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Latin America Quiz: Trivia Facts MCQ - Quiz


Latin America, in theory, encompasses Mexico and the areas in central and South America. These are areas where Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken. The populations in these regions have similar cultures, beliefs, and majorly practice catholic religion. Can you identify some of the physical features in this region and some of the people's history? This quiz will help you refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The region of Latin America includes the subregions of Middle America, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and _______ ___________.

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      The United States of America

    • D.

      The Americas

    Correct Answer
    B. South America
    Explanation
    The region of Latin America includes the subregions of Middle America, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and South America. South America is considered part of Latin America because it shares a common history and culture with the other countries in the region. Additionally, South America is geographically connected to the rest of Latin America and has strong economic and political ties with its neighboring countries. Therefore, South America is a logical inclusion in the region of Latin America.

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  • 2. 

    This picture shows you the subregion of Central America only.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The region of Central America is included in the image, however, the image shows you the subregion of Middle America which includes Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, AND Central America.

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  • 3. 

    The following physical features are located in Latin America and play important roles in the daily lifestyles of people who live near them.

    • A.

      The Nile River

    • B.

      The Amazon River

    • C.

      The Himalaya Mountains

    • D.

      The Andes Mountains

    • E.

      The Amazon Rainforest

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The Amazon River
    D. The Andes Mountains
    E. The Amazon Rainforest
    Explanation
    The Amazon River, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest are all located in Latin America and play important roles in the daily lifestyles of people who live near them. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world and provides transportation, water for irrigation, and a source of food for local communities. The Andes Mountains are the longest mountain range in the world and provide natural resources, including minerals and water, as well as opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species, providing resources for medicine, food, and livelihoods for indigenous communities.

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  • 4. 

      All of the region of Latin America is located within the tropical climate zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Only the portion of Latin America located between 23 1/2° N and 23 1/2° S Latitude are included in the climate zone of the Earth known as the Tropics.

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  • 5. 

    This map shows an archipelago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An archipelago is a grouping of islands.

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  • 6. 

    Which country has the same type of climate as Cape Horn based on a comparison of the latitude of both places?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      The United States

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    C. Canada
    Explanation
    Because Cape Horn is near 60°S Latitude you can compare it to the 60°N Latitude line which runs through all of the nations of Canada. The climates of the two locations should be extremely similar unless there is a severe difference in elevation because they are both further from the Equator and closer to the poles.

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  • 7. 

    Which country receives the most average rainfall per year based on looking at the climate types from the map below?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      Ecuador

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil
    Explanation
    The climate type in the map that receives the most precipitation is the Tropical Wet climate type. The country in the map above in South America that mostly contains a Tropical Wet climate in Brazil. Chile has the Andes Mountains and a Desert, and Ecuador also has the Andes mountains running through much of the nation. Mexico is not in South America.

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  • 8. 

                            This photograph was taken in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It is a barriada (or slum) with millions of people who have moved there and built temporary homes. This photograph shows an example of ___________________________.

    • A.

      Epansion

    • B.

      Ruralization

    • C.

      Urbanization

    • D.

      Poverty

    Correct Answer
    C. Urbanization
    Explanation
    When a city population increases the place is considered to be urbanizing. The increase in temporary housing in this barriada shows how people have moved from another location into this city, thereby urbanizing their lifestyle.

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  • 9. 

    This person is harvesting sugarcane in Barbados, an island country in the Caribbean Sea. This person is located in the ____________________ climate altitude zone.

    • A.

      Tierra Caliente

    • B.

      Tierra Templada

    • C.

      Tierra Fria

    • D.

      Tierra Helada

    Correct Answer
    A. Tierra Caliente
    Explanation
    Sugarcane can only grow in low elevated areas with high temperatures year-round. These conditions will not be found at higher altitudes where the temperatures are cooler and there is less precipitation.

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  • 10. 

    These people are harvesting potatoes. These people are located in the ________________ climate altitude zone.

    • A.

      Tierra Caliente

    • B.

      Tierra Templada

    • C.

      Tierra Fria

    • D.

      Tierra Helada

    Correct Answer
    C. Tierra Fria
    Explanation
    The people harvesting potatoes are located in the Tierra Fria climate altitude zone. This is because potatoes thrive in cooler temperatures, and the Tierra Fria zone is characterized by its cold climate.

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