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Latin America Review

Quiz by Melissa Mapes

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    What is the main religion in Mexico today?
    Jewish
    Protestant
    Muslim
    Roman Catholic
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  • Q2
    In which type of economy do individuals have the most freedom?
    Market
    Mixed
    Command
    Traditional
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  • Q3
    What term describes the exchange of plants, ideas, disease and culture between European countries and their colonies in Latin America?
    Triangular Trade
    Colombian Exchange
    European Trade
    French Connection
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  • Q4
    What characteristic of Brazil's geography makes the logging industry possible?
    Abundant materials
    Numerous forests
    Harsh climate
    Expansive territory
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  • Q5
    What is the largest river system in South America?
    Orinoco River
    Sao Francisco River
    Rio de la Plata River
    Amazon River
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  • Q6
    What type of thematic map would you used to determine the area of Latin America that has the densest amount of people per square mile?
    political
    physical
    population
    vegetation
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  • Q7
    In a communist country like Cuba, laborers work primarily to
    support the national government
    build houses for relatives
    save money for retirement
    invest in overseas businesses
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  • Q8
    Which of these is more typical of a limited government than of an unlimited government?
    public education
    absolute ruler
    travel restrictions
    economic freedom
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  • Q9
    What was the main reason the United States wanted to build the Panama Canal?
    protect U.S. citizens living in Latin America
    improve U.S. relations with Latin America
    to shorten the sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean coasts
    increase trade with England
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  • Q10
    Which of the following is the term used for the spread of ideas, inventions or patterns of behavior?
    domestication
    culture diffusion
    innovation
    cultural health
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  • Q11
    How are the governments of communist Cuba and the democracy of the United States different?
    Cuba has a public education system and the U.S. does not
    Cuba has a monarch and the U.S. has a president
    Cuba has a constitution and the U.S. does not
    Cuba has a dictator and the U.S. has elected leaders
    30s
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  • Q12
    How did trade routes improve life for the Mayan people?
    spread disease
    decreased their variety of goods
    gave them a greater variety of goods
    had no effect on their life
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  • Q13
    Where did the Maya live?
    Yucatan Peninsula and surrounding areas
    Andes Mountains
    Amazon River
    Mexico City
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  • Q14
    Who is Father Miguel Hidalgo?
    Father of American Independence
    Father of European Independence
    Father of Spanish Independence
    Father of Mexican Independence
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  • Q15
    Both Cuba and Mexico were once under the control of which country?
    Great Britain
    United States
    Spain
    Colombia
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  • Q16
    Which of the following is NOT an economic indicator?
    Literacy Rate
    Voter Turnout
    Infant Mortality Rate
    Gross Domestic Product
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  • Q17
    How did the Inca modify their environment to connect regions of their empire?
    they conquered other cultural groups
    they burned forests and dammed rivers
    they built roads, tunnels and bridges
    they located their capital where four provinces met
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  • Q18
    Slash-and-burn agricultural techniques are typically practiced by
    nomads who use pastures for their livestock
    people who live along rivers that deposit rich soil during floods
    subsistence farmers who plant an area until the soil loses its fertility
    farmers who rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides
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  • Q19
    They Mayan civilizations use of slash-and-burn agriculture, glyphs and their religious rituals are examples of
    the adoption of characteristics of another group
    a system of modifying of changing their physical environment
    a group's shared beliefs and behaviors
    people moving from one place to another
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  • Q20
    When the U.S. began construction of the Panama Canal, who was president?
    William McKinley
    Franklin Roosevelt
    Howard Taft
    Theodore Roosevelt
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