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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
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?
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
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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The caribbean study guide

  • 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. 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. 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. 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?______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________