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  • Question 1
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    1. Since 1492, why have so many groups passed through this region?

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    farming

    music

    trade

    war

  • Question 2
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    Where do most tourists to the region stay?

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    farmhouses and tents

    mountain cabins

    resorts and cruise ships

    private homes

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    What problems do tourist cause?

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    mistreat and insult islanders

    spend too much money

    stay for long periods of time

    pollute and use up resources

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    What is Jamaican jerk?

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    blend of spices

    style of clothing

    form of exercise

    type of dance

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    Before the Panama Canal opened, how did ships sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific?

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    up the Amazon River

    through the Suez Canal

    Around South America

    across the Great Lakes

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    What is the future of the Panama Canal?

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    will close because of pollution

    will be expanded in a few years

    will be sold to the United States

    will remain exactly as it is now

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    Why is Costa Rica's economy stronger than Nicaragua's?

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    Costa Rica is a more peaceful country.

    Costa Rica is free of foreign debt.

    Costa Rica has bigger cities.

    Costa Rica has large-scale farms

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    Why did U.S. troops go to Haiti in 2004?

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    to keep peace among political groups

    to raise Haiti's standard of living

    to rescue people from landslides

    to take over Haiti's government

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    What is the direct cause of malnutrition?

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    global warming

    irrigation methods

    lack of education

    shortage of food

  • Question 10
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    Ecotourism helps save the environment. What else does it do?

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    increase number of factories

    provides jobs for farmers

    reduces risks of earthquakes

    creates homes for imported animals

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    How do tourists on cruise ships harm the region?

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    damage the rain forest ecosystem

    use too much electricity, water, seafood

    cause a growth in immigration

    bring disease and poverty to the islands

  • Question 12
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    What causes earthquakes?

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    the pressure from the rubbing of tectonic plates

    jumping up and down

    the sinking of lands

    too many people

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    What were the biggest problems in building the Panama Canal?

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    floods and high winds

    earthquakes and volcanoes

    dictators and civil war

    mosquitoes and rough terrain

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    What major problem did Nicaragua face in 1998?

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    destruction by a hurricane

    debt to foreign nations

    damage by an earthquake

    eruptions from a volcano

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    Why does deforestation cause animals to face extinction?

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    loss of natural habitat

    spread of toxic plants

    damage from too much sun

    flood from increased rain

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    A positive effect from tourism is?

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    water

    income

    food

    pollution

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    What is one way the rainforest can be preserved, while still allowing people to enjoy its wonders?

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    Ecotourism

    Zoology

    Deforestation

    Depopulation

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    How do remittances help the region's economy?

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    Social programs helps educate the poor.

    Farmers leave rural areas and move to cities.

    More tourists come to stay at resorts.

    Migrants send back money from other countries.

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    What does it mean when geographers say that Haiti's standard of living is low?

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    The country has a surplus of food.

    Residents cannot afford goods and services.

    Foreign countries give no aid.

    People have little education and short life spans.

  • Question 20
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    What human activity hurts the food supply in the region?

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    spend too much time in school

    switch the crops planted each year

    manage natural resources poorly

    grow too many fruits and vegetables

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