by Matt Woolner
Question by Stephanie Liu: Help I need help with world geography?
The “Linea de Probreza” represents a serious problem in Latin America. To what problem does it refer?
The most often spoken language in South America is Portuguese. This is true because Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, which is also the most populated country in South America. The second most spoken language is Spanish. What is the only English-speaking country in South America?
One third of Peru’s entire population live in or near the capital city. What is the name of this city?
Teenagers in Latin America enjoy various movie and music artists. Some popular ones are also popular in the United States. What is the name of one of the Brazilian movie stars that is famous for the film “Popstar?”
The Amazon River is the largest river system in the world and covers a vast area of the northern half of South America. The river begins high in the Andes Mountains. Many groups of native people live throughout the Amazon Rain Forest area created by the river. What is the name of one of these groups?
Handmade textiles and fabrics are important products in several Latin American countries. They are often used to help preserve folktales and traditions. What is the name of the simple tool used to create some of these textiles?
Metate e Mano
Meat production is an important industry in Brazil and land is being cleared at a rapid rate in parts of the Amazon Rain Forest to raise cattle. Much of the meat is exported to countries such as the United States. If you went out for dinner in Brazil and ordered a popular dish of barbequed meat, what would you order?
The discovery of the Americas by Columbus began a flood of European immigrants looking for a new life. Some of these immigrants intermarried with the native population. What is the name given to people who have a mixed ancestry of European and Native heritage?
Religious and secular festivals give the people of Latin America opportunities to celebrate their heritage. One of these celebrations is a day to recognize the fact that the people of Latin America are a mixture of many different peoples. What is this celebration called?
Dia de las Muertes
Cinco de Mayo
Dia de la Raza
Cities throughout Latin America have unique qualities that make them interesting places to live. What city in Brazil is known for its religious traditions, colorful costumes and spicy foods?
Answer by Ms Lynn
6 Metate e Mano
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