Geography (Ms. Sue)
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1). How does the population of brazil resemble that of the United States?
A: The population of Brazil resembles that of the United States as both of these countries' populations consist of a diverse mixture of ethnic groups.
2). Which European country sent the most settlers to Brazil?
A: Portugal sent the most settlers to Brazil.
3). Who lived in Brazil before the European settlers arrived?
A: Native peoples lived in Brazil before the Europeans settlers arrived.
4). What crops did settlers first grow in Brazil and what effect did it have on the makeup of the population?
A: Settlers first grew sugar plantations, which affected the makeup of the population as it turned Brazil into a source of wealth for Portugal because the demand for sugar was so great.
5). How do Brazil's rivers contribute to its wealth?
A: Brazil's rivers contribute to its wealth as power plants located along these rivers produce electricity.
6). What are some aspects of Brazilian culture that show an African influence?
A: Some aspects of Brazilian culture that show African influences include religion, dances such as the samba, and capoeira, which is a material art and dance that developed in Brazil from African origins.
7). How has the Amazon River been used and developed?
A: The Amazon River has been used for fishing, trade, transportation, hydro- electric power, as well as a water source and has been developed by canals?
8). What has restricted the movement of people from the coast of South America into the interior?
A: The Andes Mountains have restricted the movement of people from the coast of South America into the interior.