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Chile ranks as the world's leading producer of...........
copper
Lake Titicaca lies in the highlands of what country?
Peru
Sheep anhd cattle out-number people by 10 to one in which country?
Uruguay
Colombia was named after.....
Christopher Columbus
The country that makes up almost half of South America is.......
Brazil
___________has the world's largest hydroelectric power generator at Itaipu Dam on the Parana River.
Paraguay
If you visited Peru, you would see ruins of the ancient Inca city of what?
Machu Picchu
The country with the highest capital city in the world is which country?
Bolivia
The South American country that is a world leader in Oil production is........
Venezuela
________ is Ecuador's capital and a protected world cultural heritage site.
Quito
The world's second-longest river is the..........
Amazon
Rainfall can reach as much as 120 inches a year in.....
the Amazon Basin
The first and largest European group to colonize Brazil were the...........
Portuguese
In the mid-1800's, new settlers streamed into Brazil's interior when world demand for ____________sky-rocketed
rubber
In 1835, Charles Darwin, the famous British scientist, studied the unusual plant and animal life in.........
the Galapagos Islands
Ecudor got its name from the Spanish word for.........
equator
The Great Escarpment drops sharply into the Atlantic Ocean from...........
the Brazilian Highlands
Today most of Guyana's population is made up of people from.....
India
Native Americans in the Andes of Peru were the first to grow...
potatoes
the southern tip of Argentina stretches almost to...
Antarctica
ranches
estancias
highest navigable lake in the world
Lake Titicaca
most important river in Venzuela
Orinoco
islands at the southern tip of South America
Tierra del Fuego
thick tropical rain forests in Brazil
selvas
highest capital city in the world
La Paz
Colombian Farmers
campesinos
vast treeless plains in central Argentina
pampas
capital city of the Inca
Cuzco
rivwer from which Paraguay makies hydroelectric power to export
Parana
large highland plateau
altiplano
Native American group and language of Paraguay
Guarani
hot grasslands found in Colombia and Venezuela
llanos
rope with knotted cords that the Inca used to keep records
quipu
highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere
Aconcagua
work on estancias
gauchos
one of the driest places on EArth
Atacama desert
group of moun tain ranges that run side by side
cordillera
military ruler
caudillo
southernmost point of South America
Cape Horn