World Geograpy

1. Which of the following were the main proponents of NAFTA?
A. Environmentalists
B. Human rights groups
C. Labor unions
D. Large corporations
2. Which of the following is the primary subsistence crop in Latin America?
A. Potatoes
B. Beans
C. Corn
D. Wheat
3. Among the northern Andean countries strongly involved in the illegal coca and drug trade, __________
is now the predominant coca producer.
A. Colombia
B. Bolivia
C. Peru
D. Ecuador
4. The two largest metropolitan areas in Canada are Toronto and
A. Edmonton.
B. Ottawa.
C. Vancouver.
D. Montréal.
5. Which of Canada's Atlantic Provinces has jurisdiction over mainly uninhabited Labrador?
A. Nova Scotia
B. Newfoundland
C. Prince Edward Island
D. New Brunswick
6. Which of the following statements about the physical geography of North America is true?
A. The Mississippi drainage basin is the fifth largest in the world.
B. The most geologically active region of North America is found along the West Coast.
C. The largest tributary of the Mississippi is the Arkansas River.
D. The ancient rock of the Canadian Shield covers about one-fourth of Canada.
7. _______ is one of the first Latin American countries to have a separate ministry of tourism with
dedicated funds within its federal governmental structure.
A. Paraguay
B. Guatemala
C. Mexico
D. Chile
8. In the post-industrial era, an edge city is a/an
A. complex of warehouses, shopping malls, and offices located along traffic routes.
B. large suburban development mainly occupied by commuters.
C. merger of several residential suburbs into one entity.
D. urbanized development that is an extension of a megalopolis.
9. 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. Colombian
B. Bolivian
C. Peruvian
D. Ecuadorian
10. For geographers, the movement of higher-income residents and businesses into poor areas of inner
cities is generally referred to as
A. urban revitalization.
B. gentrification.
C. restoration.
D. urban development.
11. Which of the following statements about Southern South America is true?
A. Uruguay has the lowest level of urbanization of any mainland Latin American country.
B. Paraguay is the smallest country of the subregion.
C. Influence of Roman Catholicism has sharply declined in Argentina.
D. The Argentine economy was devastated by the end of 2001 due to multiple factors.
12. 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.
13. In Mexico, the expression Porfiriato refers to
A. the revolution of 1911 that overthrew Diaz.
B. any kind of authoritarian political oppression.
C. the end of the political dominance of the PRI in July 2000.
D. the oppressive rule of Porfirio Diaz.
14. Which of the following is the primary aim of the Parti Québécois?
A. Establishing Quebec as an independent country
B. Improving economic opportunities for French-speaking Canadians
C. Secession from Canada in order to become a Department of France
D. Garnering higher income from the operation of the St. Lawrence Seaway
15. In the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Jamaica are islands of the
A. Leeward Islands.
B. Greater Antilles.
C. Windward Islands.
D. Lesser Antilles.
16. To avoid risks associated with tornadoes, lightning, and hurricanes, in the United States you should
steer clear of
A. Pennsylvania.
B. Minnesota.
C. Florida.
D. Nevada.
17. In the United States, as of 2009, which of the following was the largest and fastest-growing immigrant
group?
A. Eastern Europeans and Russians
B. Western Europeans
C. Hispanics
D. Asians
18. The _______ were responsible for the forced migration of more people from Africa than any other
colonial power.
A. Portuguese
B. Dutch
C. British
D. Spanish
19. Which of the following states is considered part of the Corn Belt?
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A. Oregon
B. Texas
C. Iowa
D. Alabama
20. In Brazil, the indigenous population was around 3.5 million before the arrival of Europeans. Today, the
indigenous population is around
A. 1.5 million.
B. 200,000.
C. 500,000.
D. 2 million.

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