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16 Things to know about the Caribbean

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16 Things to know about the Caribbean GEOG 1010

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Daniel A. McGowin
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Date Created: 09/12/16
16 Things You Need to Know about THE CARIBBEAN 1. What is the main physical geographic difference between the Greater Antilles and the Lesser  Antilles?The Greater Antilles: four large islands of the Caribbean; lesser Antilles: smaller islands of the Caribbean 2. What event or activity made the southern portion of Montserrat uninhabitable for  humans? Warm water being pushed out of south America and being replaced by cold water- Volcanos 3. Severe deforestation led to major flooding and mudslides in 2004 in which Caribbean country?  Haiti 4. Know the general trends of hurricanes in the [north] Atlantic basin. a. NOTE: expect a focus on timing and origin of hurricanes 5. *While most slaves originated from Africa, some European slaves were brought to the Americas. From what European country did the British acquire slaves for use in Barbados?]  6. While reggae is a well­known musical form to originate out of Jamaica, what other musical style  originated from the island and included musicians such as Prince BSkaer?  7. Why are religions such as Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah considered to be syncretic religions?   Because they weren’t Christianity religions 8. Who are the Garifuna? Slaves that were able to escape from a shipwreck onto islands 9. How did the current form of Carnival come to be more associated with the Caribbean rather than  Europe? it was brought to the Caribbean by Europeans and brought African and European culture together a. NOTE: in other words, what caused it to change from being a European celebration to becoming  a Caribbean celebration? 10. What event led to the independence of Haiti, which was the second territory in the Americas to  gain independence? Slave rebellion 11. What was one of the primary reasons why the United States did not support Haitian  independence? Because they were having a slave rebellion 12. How did the 2012 referendum in Puerto Rico differ from the referenda in the 1990s?  International competition 13. As discussed in class, what has been the primary point of contention between Cuba and the  United States?U.S put an embargo on Cuba 14. What country sends the most foreign baseball players to the United States, a country that was  introduced to the game through the sugar plantatiDominican Republic 15. In addition to tourism, what is the primary driver of the economy of the Dutch island of Bonaire? Sea Salt 16. Which Caribbean island is well­known for hosting online gambliAntigua


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