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Rain forests are important because they contribute to the world's supply of
soil.
oxygen.
food.
harbors.
2. The capital of Brazil was moved from the coast to the interior because the government wished to
develop the interior by attracting people to it.
provide services to people living in the rain forest.
move the capital to where more people already lived.
move from the flooding and heavy rains that plagued the coast.
3. The three main geographic regions of Peru are the
sierra, the rain forest, and the plateau.
pampas, the rain forest, and the montaƱa.
selva, the sierra, and the pampas.
sierra, the coastal plain, and the selva.
4. Most Quechua people living in the altiplano make a living by
trading goods with city people.
farming and herding.
mining gold.
drilling for oil.
5. Chile inspects all luggage brought into the country because
the country tries to protect its agricultural products.
maracas are illegal in Chile.
most people try to avoid paying customs duties.
it does not allow imports of gifts.
6. Because Chile is located in the Southern Hemisphere, its seasons
are much longer than those in the United States.
are much shorter than those in the United States.
occur at the same time as those in the United States.
occur at the opposite time as those in the United States.
7. Chile is the world's largest exporter of
diamonds.
potatoes.
copper.
oil.
8. In the early 1980s, Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America because of
a booming tourist industry.
abundant rain forest resources.
vast supplies of oil.
thriving agricultural production.
9. When oil prices fell in the mid-1980s, Venezuela's economy
suffered a decline.
enjoyed an increase.
stayed about the same.
began to show signs of recovery.
10. Most of Venezuela's population lives
in cities.
in the countryside.
on islands of floating reeds.
in the rain forest.

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