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The caribbean study guide

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The caribbean study guide

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The caribbean study guide

  1. 1. Name:_____________________________ The Caribbean Study Guide Geographyand Climate 1. “The Caribbean”consistsof the CaribbeanSea,itsislandsand__________________________________. 2. The Caribbeanhasover___________________ islands,islets,reefsandcays. 3. The Caribbeanisseparatedintodifferentregionsorsubsections. Describe thembelow: 4. The geographyof the Caribbeanvaries. Describethe typesof islandsandhow theyare formed. 5. Brieflydescribethe climate of the Caribbean: _______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. The Caribbeanhasa wetseason. Itis alsoknownas __________________________________________ a. How manyhurricanesmove throughthe Caribbeanayear?_______________________ b. Describe the effects:_____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ History of the Caribbean 7. Priorto Europeancontact, howmanynativeswere livinginthe Caribbean?_______________________ 8. Who made firstcontact? Where?_________________________________________________________ 9. What didhe nickname the islands?Why?___________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 10. What isthe CaribbeanSeanamedfor? _____________________________________________________ Island Chain Description and examples Type of Island Description
  2. 2. 11. Native Americanswoulddie off inthe Caribbean,yetthe populationwouldstill continue torise. Can youexplainwhythe populationincreased? _________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ a. What percentage of Africanslavesendedupinthe Caribbean? How manyindividuals? _______________________________________________________________________ b. What was the reasonforso many slaves?____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 12. Why doyou thinkthere were piratesinthe Caribbean? _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 13. Tell me aboutsome famouspirates! 14. What’sthe deal withpirate flags? 15. Dispel the followingpirate myths: a. Piratesmade people walkthe plank: ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ b. Piratesoftenburiedtheirtreasure: _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 16. In the 1800’s many Caribbeanislandcountrieswould_________________________________________ __________________________________ fromEuropeancountries. Name of Pirate Description Color of Flag What it represents?
  3. 3. Name:_____________________________ CaribbeanCulture 17. Today the populationof the Caribbeanisaround____________________________________________. a. How manyof the 7,000 islandsare actuallyinhabited?_________________ b. ______________ percentof the populationisonthe islands of the GreaterAntilles. 18. Most people inthe Caribbeanare of ____________________________ descent. a. ____________________________ isa termto describe the mixingof AfricanandEuropean ethnicities. 19. The four countriesthathave the heaviestinfluence on language andculture inthe islandsare: a. __________________________ b. __________________________ c. __________________________ d. __________________________ 20. One Europeancustom practicedinthe islandsisthe celebrationof _____________________________. a. Describe the celebration: _________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 21. What iscreole? _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ a. What isan example of Creole? ____________________________________________________ 22. Describe twoAfricaninfluencedreligionspracticedinthe Caribbean: 23. List outa fewmajorcontributionstomusicthat come fromthe Caribbean: a. AfricanInfluence:________________________________________________________________ b. SpanishInfluence: _______________________________________________________________ Religion Description Strange Beliefs or Customs
  4. 4. 24. What are some majorindustriesinthe Caribbean: ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 25. The largestindustry,byfar,is that of _________________________________. a. Provide some quickfacts: i. Moneyearned - ________________________________ ii. Numberof visitors - _____________________________ iii. Jobscreated - __________________________________ Today’s Issuesin the Caribbean 26. What isan embargo?___________________________________________________________________ a. Why have we embargoedCuba?____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ b. What isthe resultof the embargo?_________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 27. PuertoRico isa commonwealthof the U.S. What doesthat mean?______________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ a. There isa splitopinioninPuertoRico. Whatdoeseach side want? i. ________________________________________________________________________ ii. ________________________________________________________________________ b. What was interestingaboutthe 2012 referendum?____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 28. The Caribbeanissituatedalongthe ________________________________________________________ with________ active volcanoes. a. Describe the eventsof: i. Martinique,1902 - ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ii. Haiti,2012 - _____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 29. Many of us see the Caribbeanasan islandparadise,whatisthe realityformanyof these countries? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 30. Who wasNatalee Holloway? Whathappened?______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

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