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Created Nov 3, 2010
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The two leading language groups in Canada are:
English and French 
The physiographic region called the Canadian Shield 
is the geologic gore of North America
which state contains territory located in the Intermontane Basin and Plateau physiography region?
Nevada
The Great Lakes main outlet to the sea is the 
St. Lawrence River 
A continental climate is most likely to be found in 
Kansas
The people called Native Americans in the U.S. are called what in Canada?
First Nations 
An amenity is
something pleasant in the environment 
The Continental Core of the U.S. is also known as the 
American Manufacturing Belt 
In 1900, the geographic form of the American city was most strongly shaped by 
the electric car 
which metropolitan are contains the U.S's largest cluster of Asians 
Los Angeles
Which ethnic group does not fit with the are identified?
Hispanics and Montana 
Which of the following is a secondary economic activity?
Beer brewing 
The transformation of raw materials into finished products is associated with
the second sector of a nation's economy
What is a major natural gas producing state?
Texas 
More than 75% of North Americans live in urban areas
True 
The United States is slightly less than ten times larger in population size than Canada 
True 
Physically homogeneous regions are called physiographic provinces 
True 
The intermontane region of North America is found in eastern Canada 
False 
Yearly temperature ranges are much larger where continentality prevails 
True 
The rain shadow effect has its greatest influence on the climate of Los Angeles and other Pacific-bordering...
True 
The natural vegetation where rainfall is less than 20 inches per year is forest 
False 
The correct historical sequence of the intrametropolitan urban growth model is the Walking-Horsecar,...
False 
African-American's make up about 25% of U.S. population
False 
Most Americans are employed in the primary sector of the economy 
False 
A technopole is an urban area that emphasizes traditional industry
False 
Canada is a federal state 
True 
Which city is not located within the American Manufacturing Belt?
Atlanta 
The capital of Canada is 
Ottowa 
the habitable zone of permanent settlement of a country is known as its 
ecumene 
hey its ok! cary loves you :) 
and hey this time next week you'll be gettin ready to go to portland 
the two European powers that fought over control of the territory that became Canada...
the French and British 
Canada's primate city is 
Canada has no primate city 
A unique form of rural settlement developed in French Canada is called 
long lots 
The Kuwait of North America is the nickname of 
Alberta 
The North American region with the greatest disparity in income between rich and poor is 
the South
The North Slope of Alaska contains large quantities of 
oil 
what valley is not located in california?
willamette 
what is the metropolis that contains the most aisans in north america 
Vancouver 
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land bodies is known as an 
isthmus 
which of the following is located in the greater antilles?
cuba 
as a group the islands of cuba ,hispaniola, jamaica, and puerto rico constitute 
the greater antilles 
which country is located with the culture hearth known as mesoamerica?
guatemala 
the idealized spanish town in meoamerica had 
cenetral square,girdiron layour, and a location near good land all of the above 
Middle American's largest country today in terms of both area and population is 
Mexico 
The current population of Mexico is 
112 million 
transculturation is closely associated with the shaping of cultural traits in 
Mexico 
A maquiladora is 
a foreign owned factory in northern mexico that assembles duty-free goods
what country does not have a common border with Guatemala?
Nicaragua 
Which country was formerly known as British Honduras?
Belize 
Which of the following is the smallest Central American country in terms of population 
Belize 
While other Central American countries were called banana republics, this country was a coffee...
El Salvador 
Central America's poorest country is 
Nicaragua 
The capital of Nicaragua located on the mountanious pacfic side of the country is 
managua 
The Switzerland of Central America, the region's oldest democratic republic is 
Costa Rica 
As one travels north leaving south america the first country encountered on the central american...
Panama 
the panama canal was opened in 
1914 
Which Carribean island contains more than one state?
Hispaniola 
The most important crop in Cuba before the fall of the Soviet Union was 
sugarcane 
middle americas largest city is 
mexico city 
which of the following colonial associations is incorrect?
britain and the domincan republic 
In the americas the largest spanish speaking population can be found in 
mexico 
who is the largest exporter of bananas is americas
ecuador 
what is the tallest watefall in the americas 
angel falls 
what is the hottest place in the americas
death valley 
what is the largest lake in the Americas 
Superior 
What is the largest country by size in the Americas?
Canada 
The largest desert in the America's is 
Patagonian 
More than 60% of all Canadians live in an urban region known as 
main street 
one of the conditions of the entry of British Columbia into Canada was
the building of the transcontinental Canadian pacific highway 
Is Trinidad in the greater antilles
no 
Which of the following countries is located within the culture hearth of meso america?
Aztec
The mayan civilizations arose in the highlands of mexico 
false 
The Caribbean coast of Middle America is
part of the Rimland 
people who are of mixed European and American heritage 
Mestizos 
Transculturalation is most closely associated with the shaping of cultural traits...
Mexico 
Transformation of raw materials into finished products is associated with the what...
secondary 
Montreal and the lower course of the st.lawrence seaway are located in the Canadian province...
Quebec 
Is this association correct?Orange River and Nigeria 
No 
Which of the following is associated with the concept of continental drift?
Pangea 
What is a disease called that spreads worldwide?
pandemic 
land tenure refers to 
the way people own,occupy, and use land 
west africa showed a high degree of regional complementarity between 
the people of the tropical forest and the people of the dry interior 
before independence, the modern state of the congo was a colony of 
belgium 
which state was not a colony of France prior to its independence 
Ghana 
What country was not a British colony prior to its independence 
Ethiopia 
What was the last country to give up its African colonies 
South Africa 


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