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low area surrounded by higher land
basin
steep cliff between higher and lower land
escarpment
thick tropical rainforests
selvas
slum area
favela
vast treeless plains in the center of Argentina
pampas
ranch
estancia
cowhands
gauchos
military ruler
caudiillo
grassy plains in venezuela
llanos
Argentina's major oil fields are in the Andes and in
Patagonia
During the late 1899s, immigrants in large numbers came to Argentina from Spain and
Italy
Most people in Guyana speak
English
Guarani culture influences the art of
Paraguay
Which of the following has the highest literacy rate and the best diet of any South American country?
Uruguay
Brazil is the largest country in
South America
Who were the first and largest group to colonize Brazil?
The Portuguese
The second longest river in the world is the
Amazon
The Amazon Basin is a low area surrounded by higher land and has
rainfall as much as 120 inches per year
Brazil is the world's leading producer of
Coffee
A former military leader elected President of Venezuela is
Hugo Chavez
Carnaval
is a festival celebrated just before lent
The world's highest waterfall located in Venezuela is
Angel Falls
The capital city of Brazil that was newly built in the 1960s is
Brasilia
A long established custom is called a
Tradition
They call soccer
futbol
The height above sea level is called
altitude
The capital of Uruguay
Montevideo
The capital of Venezuela
Caracas
The capital of Paraguay
Asuncion
The capital of French Guiana
Cayenne
The capital of Guyana
Georgetown
The capital of Suriname
Paramaribo
This country has the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and exports electricity
Paraguay
The largest lake in South America which is in Venezuela
Lake Maracaibo
The capital of Argentina
Buenos Aires
The highest mountain in the western hemisphere
Aconcagua