Question 1 of 20

5.0 Points

A country that pursues a policy of import substitution:

 

[removed] A. buys manufactured goods from several suppliers, increasing competition.

 

[removed] B. replaces some imported goods with others of higher quality.

 

[removed] C. attempts to develop domestic industries instead of importing goods.

 

[removed] D. abandons investment in industry in favor of the service sector.

 

Question 2 of 20

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High-altitude plateau lands between the eastern and western Sierra Madres dominate northern:

 

[removed] A. Mexico.

 

[removed] B. Peru.

 

[removed] C. Nicaragua.

 

[removed] D. Columbia.

 

Question 3 of 20

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There are __________ active volcanoes between northern Mexico and Columbia that periodically spew lava and ash on surrounding areas.

 

[removed] A. 15

 

[removed] B. 25

 

[removed] C. 10

 

[removed] D. 22

 

Question 4 of 20

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Northern __________ experiences an equatorial climate in which the temperatures hover in the low 80s Fahrenheit, humidity is high and rain falls in all seasons.

 

[removed] A. Argentina

 

[removed] B. Brazil

 

[removed] C. Peru

 

[removed] D. Columbia

 

Question 5 of 20

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The region known as Patagonia is located mostly in which South American country?

 

[removed] A. Colombia

 

[removed] B. Chile

 

[removed] C. Argentina

 

[removed] D. Ecuador

 

Question 6 of 20

5.0 Points

The tierra caliente is an altitudinal zone lying from:

 

[removed] A. 0 to 1000 meters.

 

[removed] B. 1000 to 2000 meters.

 

[removed] C. 2000 to 3000 meters.

 

[removed] D. 3000 meters and higher.

 

Question 7 of 20

5.0 Points

Air quality in large urban areas can decline during the winter months due to:

 

[removed] A. a temperature inversion.

 

[removed] B. altitudinal zonation.

 

[removed] C. El Ni-o.

 

[removed] D. dissipation of ozone.

 

Question 8 of 20

5.0 Points

The European power that brought more African slaves to the new world than any other was:

 

[removed] A. Great Britain.

 

[removed] B. France.

 

[removed] C. Spain.

 

[removed] D. Portugal.

 

Question 9 of 20

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In the late 1800s retain established a relationship of economic dependence, also called __________, with several Latin American countries that lasted until the early 1900s.

 

[removed] A. neocolonialism

 

[removed] B. encomienda

 

[removed] C. protectionism

 

[removed] D. export-led dependence

 

Question 10 of 20

5.0 Points

The Galápagos Islands, a unique ecosystem attracting large numbers of tourists, are part of:

 

[removed] A. Peru.

 

[removed] B. Ecuador.

 

[removed] C. Chile.

 

[removed] D. Panama.

 

Question 11 of 20

5.0 Points

__________ is the world’s largest producer of Cocaine.

 

[removed] A. Argentina

 

[removed] B. Colombia

 

[removed] C. Peru

 

[removed] D. Bolivia

 

Question 12 of 20

5.0 Points

Ejidos were part of the land tenure reform system in:

 

[removed] A. Brazil.

 

[removed] B. Argentina.

 

[removed] C. Mexico.

 

[removed] D. Panama.

 

Question 13 of 20

5.0 Points

_________, with 4.5 million people in 2008, is the only country in Central America that has had a long-term democratic government.

 

[removed] A. El Salvador

 

[removed] B. Honduras

 

[removed] C. Panama

 

[removed] D. Costa Rica

 

Question 14 of 20

5.0 Points

The country with the smallest population in Central America is:

 

[removed] A. Mexico.

 

[removed] B. Belize.

 

[removed] C. Nicaragua.

 

[removed] D. El Salvador.

 

Question 15 of 20

5.0 Points

__________ is not an independent country, nor is it a state within the U.S. political system.

 

[removed] A. Puerto Rico

 

[removed] B. Jamaica

 

[removed] C. Haiti

 

[removed] D. Dominican Republic

 

Question 16 of 20

5.0 Points

Unites States’ corporate ownership of the sugar industry dominated __________ economic geography in the early 1900s.

 

[removed] A. Cuban

 

[removed] B. Venezuelan

 

[removed] C. Chilean

 

[removed] D. Jamaican

 

Question 17 of 20

5.0 Points

__________ is the largest country in both area and population in all of Latin America.

 

[removed] A. Columbia

 

[removed] B. Argentina

 

[removed] C. Brazil

 

[removed] D. Bolivia

 

Question 18 of 20

5.0 Points

Petrobras is:

 

[removed] A. Brazil’s state-owned petroleum company.

 

[removed] B. a cartel between Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia.

 

[removed] C. the national hero of Paraguay, who fought for independence.

 

[removed] D. the leading political party in Mexico.

 

Question 19 of 20

5.0 Points

In the 1900s __________ economy was very robust and the citizens of the country enjoyed a relatively prosperous standard of living. Unfortunately, a series of both local and global actions combined to devastate the economy by the end of 2001.

 

[removed] A. Columbia’s

 

[removed] B. Argentina’s

 

[removed] C. Brazil’s

 

[removed] D. Bolivia’s

 

Question 20 of 20

5.0 Points

The largest urban agglomeration in Middle America is:

 

[removed] A. Manaus, Brazil.

 

[removed] B. Mexico City, Mexico.

 

[removed] C. Cali, Colombia.

 

[removed] D. Monterrey, Mexico.

 

 

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