Regional Geography 105
Cultural Spheres of South America Study Guide
REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


After the lecture and reading the "Cultural Spheres of South America" articles you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is one of the main purposes of John Augelli's article "The Controversial Image of Latin America"?

Why are the Middle and South American Realms often called "Latin America"?

Why has the term "Latin America" been applied to Middle and South America?

How has the term "Latin America" been misapplied to Middle and South America?

Describe the location, and basic cultural and economic features of the Tropical-Plantation Region.

Describe the location, and basic cultural and economic features of the European-Commercial Region.

Describe the location, and basic cultural and economic features of the Amerind-Subsistence Region.

Describe the location, and basic cultural and economic features of the Mestizo-Transitional Region.

Describe the location, and basic cultural and economic features of the Undifferentiated Region.

What is a caste system?

Define the term expatriate.

Define the term repatriate.

Based on cultural spheres outlined in The Controversial Image of Latin America by John P. Augelli, what is the only country that is located completely within one sphere? Which sphere is it?

Based on cultural spheres outlined in The Controversial Image of Latin America by John P. Augelli, there are 5 countries which each have 4 cultural spheres found within its borders. Which countries are they?

What are the 5 types of deserts?

What is the process of desertification?

How much of the Earth's land area is covered by glaciers?

Why is Chile such a long and narrow country?