COLOMBIA: GEOGRAPHY AND PEOPLE

  1. Colombia was named after _____________ although he never went there
    Christopher Columbus
  2. T or F

    Colombia is nearer to the United States than any other South American country.
    T
  3. Colombia is important because of its ________, its _________, and its __________ as a world neighbor to the United States.
    resources, its exports, and its position
  4. Giving information or news, usually by speaking or writing.
    communication
  5. To come up, to rise out, to come forth.
    emerge
  6. To make able; to give ability.
    enable
  7. To inspire with confidence; to give hope.
    encourage
  8. A type of seaplane.
    hydroplane
  9. Coming and going of persons or vehicles.
    traffic
  10. A seller; a peddler.
    vendor
  11. The three mountain ranges in the western part of Colombia are part of the _________ that runs north to south along the western edge of South America.
    Andes Mountain Range
  12. The mountains in the _________ are covered in snow year-round.
    highest elevations
  13. ________, Colombia's capital and largest city, is located in central Colombia in one of the basins.
    Bogota
  14. One of the principal rivers in Colombia is the _______.
    Magdalena-Cauca
  15. The Cauca actually is a branch of the ________. However, the two do not join until a few miles before the Magdalena empties into the ________.
    Magdalena, Caribbean Sea
  16. The Magdalena-Cauca has almost all of the inland commercial water ______
    traffic
  17. The Amazon River on the very _______ corner
    southeast
  18. Putumoya River is on the _______ border of Colombia
    south
  19. the Orinoco River, which forms part of the boundary between _______ and _______
    Colombia and Venezuela
  20. T or F

    Countries located near the equator do not have many changes in seasons and weather.
    T
  21. The equator crosses Colombia in the _____ part of the country
    southern
  22. Temperatures in Colombia vary depending on the location's ______.
    elevation
  23. The mountains are an important geographic feature in which part of Columbia
    South
  24. What is an important geographic feature in Southeastern Columbia?
    rainforest
  25. Which river has the most commercial traffic?
    Magdalena-Cauca
  26. The plains and coastal lands are_____ (temperature)
    hot
  27. Where do migratory birds come from in Columbia in the winter?
    Alaska
  28. Three minerals found in Columbia that are used for jewelry are:

    emeralds

    jade

    platinum

    silver

    iron

    gold
    • emeralds
    • platinum
    • gold
  29. At which elevation are sheep raised?
    above 10k feet
  30. Many people live in valleys in the  ______ between the mountains.
    valleys
  31. What is the official language of Columbia
    Spanish
  32. How do the Carib Indians make a living in Columbia
    weaving
  33. What is the typical clothing of Columia
    ruanas
  34. Who are the mesitizos in Colombia
    Indian and Spanish descent
  35. One of the more unusual animals in Columbia is the ____
    capybara
  36. _________ live in the river along with crocodiles
    piranhas
  37. Ancient Indians used _____ and _____ waxes much as modern sculptors do to make gold sculptures.
    hammers, waxes
  38. The _____, who live near ______ are miners and makers of useful items
    Chibcha, Bagota
  39. The ________ and ______ have always been weavers
    Quimbaya and Carib
  40. The ________ are of Indian and Spanish decent
    mesitizos
  41. The most powerful people in Columbia are _______
    Creoles
  42. Non-Creole citizens are the ______ & ______
    poor, Indians
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