Question 1 of 20 5.0 Points
A country that pursues a policy of import substitution:
A. buys manufactured goods from several suppliers, increasing competition.
B. replaces some imported goods with others of higher quality.
C. attempts to develop domestic industries instead of importing goods.
D. abandons investment in industry in favor of the service sector.
Question 2 of 20 5.0 Points
High-altitude plateau lands between the eastern and western Sierra Madres dominate northern:
Question 3 of 20 5.0 Points
There are __________ active volcanoes between northern Mexico and Columbia that periodically spew lava and ash on surrounding areas.
Question 4 of 20 5.0 Points
Northern __________ experiences an equatorial climate in which the temperatures hover in the low 80s Fahrenheit, humidity is high and rain falls in all seasons.
Question 5 of 20 5.0 Points
The region known as Patagonia is located mostly in which South American country?
Question 6 of 20 5.0 Points
The tierra caliente is an altitudinal zone lying from:
A. 0 to 1000 meters.
B. 1000 to 2000 meters.
C. 2000 to 3000 meters.
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:
A. a temperature inversion.
B. altitudinal zonation.
C. El Ni-o.
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:
A. Great Britain.
Question 9 of 20 5.0 Points
In the late 1800s retain established a relationship of economic dependence, also called __________, with several Latin American countries that lasted until the early 1900s.
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:
Question 11 of 20 5.0 Points
__________ is the world's largest producer of Cocaine.
Question 12 of 20 5.0 Points
Ejidos were part of the land tenure reform system in:
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.
A. El Salvador
D. Costa Rica
Question 14 of 20 5.0 Points
The country with the smallest population in Central America is:
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.
A. Puerto Rico
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.
Question 17 of 20 5.0 Points
__________ is the largest country in both area and population in all of Latin America.
Question 18 of 20 5.0 Points
A. Brazil's state-owned petroleum company.
B. a cartel between Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia.
C. the national hero of Paraguay, who fought for independence.
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.
Question 20 of 20 5.0 Points
The largest urban agglomeration in Middle America is:
A. Manaus, Brazil.
B. Mexico City, Mexico.
C. Cali, Colombia.
D. Monterrey, Mexico.