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  1. Chapter 6 Studyguide Answers

  2. What three places make up Middle America? Mexico, Central America, Caribbean Islands

  3. Who were the first people to live in the Caribbean? • Ciboneys

  4. Name the three native groups that lived in the Caribbean. • Ciboneys • Arawaks • Caribs

  5. Name the four islands of the Greater Antilles. • Cuba • Hispaniola • Jamaica • Puerto Rico

  6. What storms begin in the Lesser Antilles? • Hurricanes

  7. People live on how many islands in the Bahamas? • About 20

  8. Name the most important crop of the Spanish colonists. • Sugarcane

  9. The geography of Central America has ________ in the middle and ________ on either coast. • Mountains (middle) • lowlands

  10. Which Central American countries gained independence from Spain in 1821? • Costa Rica • El Salvador • Honduras • Guatamala • Nicaragua

  11. Compare the size of Central America to the size of Texas. • All of Central America is SMALLER than the size of Texas.

  12. Which Central American countries are Republics? • Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama

  13. What two countries in Europe still have strong ties to some Caribbean islands? • England (Britain) and France

  14. People in these islands are US citizens. • Puerto Rico • US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John’s. St. Croix)

  15. Define an unlimited government. • There are NO Limits on the leader’s powers

  16. Describe the Columbian Exchange in detail… • Blend of people and cultures between the Eastern and Western Hemisphere