Subject: Geography    / General Geography
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Part 1 of 1 – 100.0 Points

Question 1 of 25

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Which of the following countries does not contain a portion of the Amazon Basin?

A.Brazil

B.Ecuador

C.Peru

D.Colombia

E.Chile

Question 2 of 25

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An altiplano is a(n):

A.low area with small mountains

B.plain high in the Andes

C.agricultural area in Brazil

D.type of Brazilian aircraft

E.altitudinal zone lying above tierra firma

Question 3 of 25

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The idealized Spanish town in Mesoamerica had:

A.a central square or plaza

B.a gridiron layout

C.a location near good agricultural land

D.all of the above

E.none of the above

Question 4 of 25

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The Peru (Humboldt) Current is:

A.a cool offshore ocean current conducive to commercial fishing that flows parallel to the Peruvian coastline

B.a drying wind that blows off the Andes and creates desert-like conditions along the Peruvian coastal plain

C.a rising air movement that brings the hot and humid conditions of the tierra fría to the uppermost Andean basins

D.a new high-voltage electrical network that transmits Amazon-oil-generated power by pipeline to the cities across the Andes

E.Lima’s leading English-language newspaper

Question 5 of 25

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The language of the Inca state, still spoken in parts of South America, is known as:

A.Peruvian

B.Incan

C.Creole

D.lingua franca

E.Quechua

Question 6 of 25

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As one travels north leaving South America, the first country encountered on the Central American land bridge is ________.

A.Costa Rica

B.Panama

C.El Salvador

D.Nicaragua

E.Aruba

Question 7 of 25

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The only remaining gap in the Pan American Highway is in:

A.Belize

C.Panama

D.Florida

E.Hispaniola

Question 8 of 25

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The Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut are all part of the:

A.Southwest

B.Continental Interior

C.Maritime Northeast

D.Northern Frontier

E.Pacific Hinge

Question 9 of 25

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The North American Free Trade Agreement:

A.went into effect in the year 2000

B.includes Central America

C.includes only the United States, Canada, and Mexico

D.makes North America the largest trading bloc in the world

E.was disbanded in 2007

Question 10 of 25

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Argentina’s dominant city is:

A.Montevideo

B.Asunción

C.La Paz

D.Buenos Aires

E.Cordoba

Question 11 of 25

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The North American region in which First Nations have the greatest interest is:

A.Northern Frontier

B.Continental Interior

C.Maritime Northeast

D.Southwest

E.Western Interior

Question 12 of 25

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Which of the following states of the USA is the likeliest place for the further development of ethanol and other biofuel production?

A.South Carolina

B.Alaska

C.Massachusetts

D.Iowa

E.Michigan

Question 13 of 25

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The transformation of raw materials into finished products is associated with the ____________ sector of a nation’s economy.

A.primary

B.secondary

C.tertiary

D.quaternary

E.quinary

Question 14 of 25

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Which of the following is the smallest Central American country in terms of population?

A.Honduras

B.Jamaica

C.Belize

D.El Salvador

E.Costa Rica

Question 15 of 25

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Which of the following is not a major cause of tropical deforestation in Central America?

A.the need to clear land for cattle pasture

B.Costa Rica’s large-scale paper and pulp industry

C.the timber industry’s demand for tropical hardwood trees

D.population growth

E.all of the above are major causes

Question 16 of 25

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A continental climate is most likely to be found in:

A.New York

B.Oregon

C.Florida

D.Delaware

E.Kansas

Question 17 of 25

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A maquiladora is:

A.the owner of an ejido

Correct B.a foreign-owned factory in northern and southern Mexico and Central America that assembles duty-free goods

C.a person of mixed European-Amerindian ancestry

D.a Mayan plantation

E.a new miracle crop being introduced in Chiapas

Question 18 of 25

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Which landlocked South American country stands to benefit most from the Hidrovia waterway project?

A.Peru

B.Paraguay

C.Suriname

D.Uruguay

E.Ecuador

Question 19 of 25

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Which of the following is one of Canada’s Prairie provinces?

A.New Brunswick

B.British Columbia

C.Manitoba

D.Newfoundland and Labrador

E.Prince Edward Island

Question 20 of 25

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In 1982 Argentina fought a war with Britain over:

A.Tierra del Fuego

B.the Falkland Islands

C.the outcome of a controversial soccer match

D.land claims in Antarctica

E.their common maritime boundary in the mid-Atlantic

Question 21 of 25

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Central America, as defined by geographers, is:

A.a region within Middle America lying between Mexico and Colombia

B.a region that incorporates all the lands and islands between the United States and South America

C.the regional term for the Greater Antilles

D.the heartland or central zone of Middle America (Mestizoamerica)

E.the region covered by Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize

/Question 22 of 25

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A.Washington, D.C.

B.Buffalo

C.Detroit

D.Seattle

E.Pittsburgh

Question 23 of 25

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__________ is the second most populous US state.

A.California

B.Texas

C.Arizona

D.New York

E.Alaska

Question 24 of 25

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Which Caribbean island contains more than one state?

A.Puerto Rico

B.Cuba

C.Barbados

D.Trinidad

E.Hispaniola

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Canada’s large cluster of Francophones in New Brunswick is known as the

A.Cajuns

B.First Nations

C.Acadians

D.Old Brunswickers

E.Prince Edward Islanders

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