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1.“Along the southern coast of Brazil the central plateau descends in high, steep escarpments. It towers over the waves and moves back in ridges, leveling off from the peaks of the coastal ranges … As it continues along to the northern regions, however, it gradually decreases in altitude. Descending eastward to the coast in a series of flatlands, it is stripped of its primitive grandeur …”
—Euclides Da Cunha, Backlands: The Canudos Campaign

This excerpt best describes

the uniformity of the Brazilian landscape.
the diversity of Brazil’s ecosystems.
the variation from Brazil’s highlands to lowlands.
the extensive nature of Brazil’s rain forest and wetlands.

2.How did Curitiba address the problem of rapid population growth?

by implementing green technologies and planning
by cutting back on slash-and-burn farming
by paying people to relocate to other cities
by reducing investment in manufacturing

3.How has economic activity contributed to current challenges faced by Brazilians?

A. Land clearing has led to massive deforestation.
B. Residential growth has resulted in urban flight.
C. Farming has encouraged urban-to-rural migration.
D. Hydroelectric projects have reduced the volume of the Amazon.

Use the following quote to answer questions 4 and 5.

“A wide gap exists between the poverty of the north and the wealth of the south. But dealing with problems such as these takes money. Much of that money comes from taxes. Business owners claim that taxes slow growth. Others, like President Lula, want to redirect Brazil’s oil wealth into social services.

4.The facts in this paragraph would best support the opinion that Brazil’s geographic divisions have contributed to

A. depletion of resources.
B. migration of skilled workers.
C. ethnic and class disparities.
D. reliance on two staple crops.

5.This paragraph expresses a difference of opinion regarding

A. the existence of poverty in Brazil.
B. the amount of wealth in Brazil.
C. the election of President Lula.
D. the benefit of taxes.

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  1. 3 and 5 are right.

    This is the last time I will check your answers to these questions.

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  2. The answers are CAACD.

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  3. Anon's correct I got 100%

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