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1 Name Part 1 - Labeling (27 pts.) Chapter 19 Test on South America Score A. Locate the countries and territory contained in the word box below on the map of South America on the next page. Write the name of the country or territory in the correct blank space on the map. Note: Cross off words that you have used. Word Box Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Columbia Ecuador French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela B. Write the name of each country s or territory s capital at the correct starred location on the map of South America on the next page. Remember that one country has two capitals. Note: Cross off words that you have used. Word Box Asuncion Brasilia Bogota Buenos Aires Caracas Cayenne Georgetown La Paz Lima Montevideo Paramaribo Quito Santiago Sucre PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 1

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3 Part 2 True/False Read each statement carefully. If it is true, clearly mark T in the blank space on the left side. If it is false, clearly mark F in the blank space. Then, correct the underlined part of the sentence by writing in the correct answer in the blank space to the right. (1 pt. for each correct T and F; 1 more pt. for each corrected false statement. 1. The narrow piece of land that connects North America to South America is called the Isthmus of Mexico. 2. The South American country with two capitals is Bolivia. 3. The lowest elevation in South America is located in Cape Horn. 4. The highest fresh water lake in the world which has an active transportation system is Lake Maracaibo. 5. The longest mountain range in the world is known as the Rocky Mountains. Part 3 - Labeling (21 pts.) Write the name of each of the following waterforms and landforms from the word box below on the map of South America on the next page. Note: Cross off words that you have used. Word Box Aconcagua Amazon River Amazon River Basin Andes Mountains Angel Falls Atacama Desert Brazilian Highlands Cape Horn Caribbean Sea Gran Chaco Guiana Highlands Lake Maracaibo Lake Titicaca Orinoco Llanos Pampas Parana River Patagonia Rio de la Plata Strait of Magellan Tierra del Fuego Valdes Peninsula PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 3

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5 Part 4 - Multiple Choice (14 pts.) Read the following statements carefully. Select and circle the most correct choice from among the choices provided. 1. Which capital city of South America is located farthest south? A. Brasilia B. Caracas C. Quito D. Santiago 2. Which one of the following cities is the largest one in South American? A. Buenos Aires B. Caracas C. Rio de Janeiro D. Sao Paulo 3. The highest elevation of South America is located at? A. Aconcagua B. Angel Falls C. Brazilian Highlands D. Lake Titicaca 4. All of the following countries border the Caribbean Sea or Atlantic Ocean EXCEPT? B. Brazil C. Peru D. Venezuela 5. Two landlocked South American countries that do OT border an ocean or sea are? A. Bolivia and Peru B. Columbia and Peru C. Paraguay and Bolivia D. Uruguay and Paraguay 6. All of the following countries have the mountains running through them EXCEPT? A. Bolivia B. Chile C. Peru D. Uruguay 7. The lowest elevation of South America is located in what type of landform? A. desert B. llanos C. pampas D. peninsula PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 5

6 8. All of the following countries are located in northern South America EXCEPT? A. Chile B. Columbia C. Guyana D. Venezuela 9. In population and size, name the South American country that is the largest? B. Brazil C. Columbia D. Peru 10. What is the population of South America to the closest ten million? A. 300,000,000 B. 340,000,000 C. 390,000,000 D. 420,000, In terms of land size, name the skinniest country of South America? B. Chile C. French Guiana D. Venezuela 12. Which is OT a plain region of South America? A. Amazon River Basin B. Argentina Pampas C. Gran Chaco D. Orinoco Llanos 13. All of the following waterforms border on South America EXCEPT? A. Atlantic Ocean B. Pacific Ocean C. Gulf of Mexico D. Caribbean Sea 14. An island located in southern South America is? A. Aruba B. Tierra del Fuego C. Galapagos Island D. Falkland Islands PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 6

7 15. Name the rugged mountain chain that runs through most of South America. A. Alps B. Andes C. Appalachian D. Rocky 16. South America produces all of the following minerals in large quantities EXCEPT? A. aluminum B. copper C. silver D. uranium 17. Which country produces MOST of the world s emeralds? A. Brazil B. Columbia C. Ecuador D. Venezuela 18. Bolivia and Peru are well known for their production of? A. cattle products B. cotton C. machinery D. metal ores 19. The leading producer of crude oil in South America is? A. Venezuela B. Peru C. Columbia D. Brazil 20. Which country is very well known for exporting meat and leather? B. Brazil C. Guyana D. Suriname 21. Columbia, Brazil and Ecuador are leading producers of this liquid product? A. oil B. coffee C. milk D. tea PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 7

8 22. Argentina and Uruguay are well known for the production of? A. cars B. clothing C. machinery D. metal ores 23. All of the following countries are located in the tropical region EXCEPT? A. Brazil B. Ecuador C. Guyana D. Uruguay 24. The main products coming from the Pampas of Argentina are? A. corn and sheep B. oil and minerals C. sugar cane and corn D. wheat and beef 25. One of the driest places in the world is known as? A. Altiplano B. Atacama Desert C. Cape Horn D. Gran Chaco 26. Which is the only South American country where the official language is Portuguese? B. Brazil C. Columbia D. Ecuador 27. What is the official language of most South American countries? A. English B. Dutch C. Portuguese D. Spanish 28. What is the major religion of most South American countries? A. Catholic B. Hindu C. Islamic D. Protestant PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 8

9 29. What is the most common way for people to travel in most South American countries? A. by rivers B. by bus C. on airlines D. on highways 30. A dangerous waterform that crosses southern South America is known as? A. Lake Titicaca B. Panama Canal C. Strait of Magellan D. Rio de la Plata 31. Much of western South America can best be described as a region of? A. coastal wetlands B. earthquakes and volcanoes C. hurricanes D. tornadoes Short Answer (7 pts.) 1. You are standing at the edge of Angel Falls holding a hang glider. In ten seconds, you will launch yourself into the air. Express your feelings about this experience using at least three (3) complete sentences. (3 pts.) 2. Using at least 4 complete sentences, describe the way in which many people work and live in the rural regions of South America. In your answer, be sure to include something about subsistence farming and mining. (4 pts.) PVP Chapter 19 test on South America 9

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