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Homework Help: World Geography

Posted by Dale on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:44pm.

Latin America and North America

1. The _______ were responsible for the forced migration of more people from Africa than any other colonial power.

A. Portuguese
B. Dutch
C. Spanish
D. British

2. Regarding tropical rainforests, the term evapotranspiration refers to the fact that

A. deforestation causes a decline in atmospheric oxygen.

B. trees absorb carbon dioxide and "exhale" oxygen.

C. the humidity of rain forests can produce local and regional precipitation.

D. deforestation causes a loss of soil fertility due to water evaporation

3. Which of the following were the main proponents of NAFTA?

A. Environmentalists
B. Labor unions
C. Human rights groups
D. Large corporations

4. Significant settlement in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta

A. was a response to the world demand for wheat in the early twentieth century.

B. occurred only after World War II.

C. occurred only as major highways were built across Canada.

D. followed the completion of Canada's transcontinental railways

5. Which of the following is the primary subsistence crop in Latin America?

A. Wheat
B. Beans
C. Corn
D. Potatoes

6. In the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Jamaica are islands of the

A. Windward Islands.
B. Lesser Antilles.
C. Leeward Islands.
D. Greater Antilles.

7. Exports of tin and silver were the mainstays of the _______ economy for many decades. However, today, as the market for tin has declined, the country has become an exporter of other metallic ores, such as gold.

A. Ecuadorian
B. Bolivian
C. Peruvian
D. Colombian

8. In the South American Andes, the altiplano between the Cordillera Oriental and the western Cordillera Occidental is widest in

A. Bolivia.
B. Ecuador.
C. Peru.
D. Chile.

9. In Brazil, the indigenous population was around 3.5 million before the arrival of Europeans. Today, the indigenous population is around

A. 200,000.
B. 1.5 million.
C. 500,000.
D. 2 million.

10. For geographers, the movement of higher-income residents and businesses into poor areas of inner cities is generally referred to as

A. urban development.
B. gentrification.
C. restoration.
D. urban revitalization.

11. In Mexico, the expression Porfiriato refers to

A. the revolution of 1911 that overthrew Diaz.

B. any kind of authoritarian political oppression.

C. the oppressive rule of Porfirio Diaz.

D. the end of the political dominance of the PRI in July 2000.

12. Which of the following states is considered part of the Corn Belt?

A. Alabama
B. Oregon
C. Texas
D. Iowa

13. Which of the following is not a leading urban center in Venezuela?

A. Salvador
B. Caracas
C. Maracaibo
D. Valencia

14. Immigration currently accounts for about _______ of U.S. population growth.

A. one-third
B. three-quarters
C. one-half
D. a quarter

15. Which of Canada's Atlantic Provinces has jurisdiction over mainly uninhabited Labrador?

A. New Brunswick
B. Prince Edward Island
C. Nova Scotia
D. Newfoundland

16. In the post-industrial era, an edge city is a/an

A. large suburban development mainly occupied by commuters.

B. complex of warehouses, shopping malls, and offices located along traffic routes.

C. urbanized development that is an extension of a megalopolis.

D. merger of several residential suburbs into one entity.

17. In the 1950s, 40 percent of the U.S. workforce was engaged in manufacturing. By the 2000s, fewer than ________ percent of U.S. workers were employed in manufacturing.

A. 1
B. 15
C. 7
D. 5

18. The Alternative for the Americas agreement of the early 2000s is primarily aimed at

A. excluding the United States from Latin America.

B. creating a Latin American Union.

C. inviting foreign investment from Asia.

D. improving ties with the European Union.

19. Two U.S. West Coast ports are world ports that connect the United States and Asian markets. They're Los Angeles/Long Beach and

A. San Diego.
B. San Francisco.
C. Seattle.
D. Portland.

20. _______ refers to a series of vertical zones with distinctive climate and vegetation regimes.

A. Sedimentation
B. Urban expanses
C. Altitudinal zonation
D. Temperature inversions

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