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Unit 3A CUA

Quiz by Katie Driver

Grade 6
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1

    Which country would be considered the most crowded?

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    Mexico

    Guatemala 

    Panama

    Jamaica

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  • Q2

    Why is English the official language of Belize?

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    The British claimed the area.

    The Aztecs conquered the Spanish there.

    The Spanish settled the area.

    The Maya lived there.

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  • Q3

    Why have Caribbean territories not worked hard to gain independence?

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    They are all territories of the Netherlands

    They are ruled by a governor appointed by the parent country

    They are widely spread throughout the Lesser Antilles.

    They are economically dependent on their parent countries.

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  • Q4

    Which of the following is one way language patterns in the Caribbean were affected by cultural diffusion?

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    Languages from West Africa came to dominate the Caribbean.

    Several European languages replaced many indigenous languages.

    Spanish became the official language of the Caribbean islands.

    English eventually displaced other languages in the region.

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  • Q5

    Cultures in the Caribbean vary widely, which is most likely due to -

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    The close proximity of the islands.

    The Columbian Exchange

    Colonization by other nations

    Both A & B

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  • Q6

    A relationship is represented between input and output in the table below. All of the religions matched with their correct location of the practice.

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    true
    false
    True or False
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  • Q7

    Using the map, which country in Central America does not have a border on the Pacific Ocean?

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    Belize

    Honduras

    Panama

    Guatemala

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  • Q8

    Why do some of the countries in the Caribbean islands depend on imports to feed their growing population?

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    Their agricultural equipment is outdated.

    The amount of useful land for farming is very limited.

    They are major producers of minerals for export.

    They employ most of their people in manufacturing.

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  • Q9

    The origins of calypso music in the Caribbean region can be traced to the contributions of - 

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    Mayans who regularly traveled to the region from Mexico

    British colonists that settled in the region in large numbers

    Spanish conquistadors that first landed on Hispaniola

    Africans who were brought to the region as enslaved people

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  • Q10

    How did the American revolutionary ideals of liberty and human rights influence the Caribbean islands?

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    Europeans prospered from the growing sugar industry.

    Enslaved Africans were inspired to fight their French rulers for freedom.

    Europeans colonized the Caribbean Islands.

    Spanish colonists created schools for the native people.

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  • Q11

    Which statement about the climate of the Caribbean is accurate?

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    Humidity is low year-round.

    Rainfall varies a little throughout the region.

    The rainy season is from November to April.

    Temperatures are high year-round.

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  • Q12

    Based on the map, which of the following is a territory owned by France?

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    Puerto Rico

    Aruba

    Cayman Islands

    Guadeloupe

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  • Q13

    The country of Panama is significant in terms of geography because -

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    it is an isthmus that connects the continents of Europe and Africa

    it is an isthmus that connects the continents of North America and South America

    It is a peninsula that connects the continents of Europe and Africa.

    it is a peninsula that connects the continents of North America and South America

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  • Q14

    What is unique about Lake Nicaragua?

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    It is the largest lake in Central America with salt water.

    It is a freshwater lake with oceanic animals in it.

    it is the largest freshwater lake in North America.

    It is a freshwater lake formed by a volcano.

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  • Q15

    Caribbean reggae music is well-known for lyrics that protest poverty and the lack of equal rights. Which of the following explains the reason for this?

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    People in the audience ask for these types of songs.

    All of the musicians grew up in poverty.

    Recordings of these songs make the most money.

    Modern-day issues influence creative expressions.

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  • Q16

    Many people living in Central America have modified the physical environment by -

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    constructing seawalls to stop the full force of hurricanes.

    burning volcanic rock as a source of fuel

    cutting down rainforests to clear land for farming

    building dams to control flooding along rivers

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  • Q17

    Based on the excerpt, ALL of the following were skills developed by the Maya: mathematics, medicine, calendars, and construction.

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    false
    true
    True or False
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  • Q18

    Which of the following statements describes the economic system of Cuba?

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    The economy is a successful free enterprise system.

    The economy is in poor condition after decades of communism.

    The economy is improving because Cubans have more money.

    The economy is stable since their government began promoting economic development.

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  • Q19

    Which part of the excerpt shows how the Dominican Republic is unlike other Caribbean nations?

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  • Q20

    Which of the following is one-way cultures of Central America were influenced by Spanish colonization?

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    Christianity and the Spanish language were introduced into the region.

    Farming became the primary economic activity in the region.

    Mayan cultural practices were adopted by the Spanish settlers in the region. 

    Women gained greater equality when Spanish laws were applies to the region.

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