Chapter 4 Geography Flashcards Table View

     

The Spanish introduced which of the following domesticated animals to Middle America?
Cattle
Perhaps the most important change the Spanish made in Ameriindian society was
the relocation of the population to villages and towns
The Carribean Coast of Middle America is
part of the Rimland
Which of the following is True?
A) Haciendas are found principally in the rimland
B) Haciendas are found in Mexico
C) Plantations are found principally in the mainland
D) Plantations grow a large variety of crops
E) Plantaions are a rimland Phenomena
E) Plantations are a rimland phenomena
WHich of the following is not a chararacteristic of plantations?
They are inefficient operations
Which of the following is likeliest to be observed in Middle America's rimland?
banana plantations
Which of the following Amerindian groups is most associated with the Caribbean islands?
Arawaks
Among the following areas, which one is not a segment of Augellli's Euro-Indian Mainland?
Dominican Republic
As a group, the islands Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico are known as:
The Greater Antilles
Colonial Patterns continue to play a role in the developing Caribbean region. Identify the incorrect association (present or former)
Cayman Islands: United States possessions
The island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic is known as
Hispaniola
Which of the following is an independent country?
Jamaica
Which of the following countries has played the least role Middle American colonization?
Denmark
In which of the following places did the US play the least role?
Trinidad
Which island is the Caribbean's leading bauxite producer?
Jamaica
A group of islands is known as a
archipelago
An industry identified in your textbook as one with mixed blessing for Middle America is
tourism
Which island is the Caribbean's leading oil producer?
Trinidad
Which island is associated with Fidel Castro?
Cuba
An island with a large percentage of South Asian population is:
Trinidad
A person of mixed black and white ancestry is called a
mulatto
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
Cuba's population has a mestizo majority
The term applied to a persons of mixed white and Amerindian ancestry is
mestizo
Which of the following colonial associations is incorrect?
Britain and the Dominican Republic
Which of the following Caribbean republics was affected by French culture?
Haiti
The Caribbean region's largest city is
Santo Domingo
Cuba is no longer the pariah state it once was in the West Hemisphere because of all the following reasons except
Castro has dropped his socialist ideas
The new supranational group in the Caribbean is known as:
ACS
The Association of the Caribbean States developed as a result of :
efforts by CARICOM
The US initiative to spur development in the Caribbean is known as
Caribbean Basin Initiative
A carbbean island that has known significant recent economic growth and is the world leading exporter of the ammonia is:
Trinidad
Land in Mexico that is communally owned is reffered to as
ejidos
The Yucatan Penisula is part of the country of ___ million
100
Most Mexicans today are
Mestizos
A major problem corrected by the 1910 revolution in Mexico was
the problem of the peones
Which of the following statements is false?
A) The United Mexican States contains 14 states and the Federal District of Mexico City
B) Approximately 70 percent of Mexico's population resides in towns and cities
C) In the later 1990s Mexico City's population totaled about 24 million making it the second largest city in the world
D) Mexico City's air pollution is conceded to be the worst in the world and is frequently 100 times the acceptable level
E) The Maquiladoras are located close the US border
A) The United Mexican States contains 14 states and the Federal District of Mexico City
Middle America's largest country today in terms of both area and population is:
Mexico
Transculturation is most likely associated with the shaping of cultural traits in
Mexico
Discoveries of this commodity have changed Mexico's economic outlook significantly
oil
Mexico City, at 7350 feet above sea level, is located in which natural environment zone?
tierra fria
A maquiladora is
a foreign owned factory in northern Mexico that assmbles duty free goods
Tijuana is
an assembly city for Japanese television sets
Which Mexican city is at the center of the leading petroleum-producing region?
Villahermosa
A state in southern Mexiico that is demanding more autonomy is
Chiapas
The rebellion in Chiapas was designed to occur at the same time as
the launching of NAFTA
Mexico's chief trading partner is
US
The place where most of the population of Central America lives in the
tierra templada
Moving from the lowest to the highest elevations, which of the following orderings of altitudinal climatic zones is correct?
tierra caliente, tierra templada, tierra fria, puna
Most Central American capitals are in the
tierra templada
Most of the Central American population is
on the Atlantic Side
Which of the following is not a major cause of the tropical deforestation in Central America?
the paper and pulp industry
The Central American Republics, are defined by geographers, is:
A region within Middle America, constituted by the countries that occupy the area between Mexico and Colombia
Which two countries are both located within the region of Central America?
El Salvador and Nicaragua
The Central American country where English is spoken, but where Spanish will eventually become the predominant language is:
Belize
Which of the following countries does not have a common border with Guatemala?
Nicaragua
Which of the following countries contains the heart of the ancient Mayan empire?
Guatemala
Which of the following countries was formerly known as British Honduras
Belize
Guatemala has now given up its claims to
Belize
Impacting much of northern Central America in 1998, this Hurricane left one million homeless people
Mitch
Which of the following is the smallest Central American country in terms of population?
Belize
Central America's poorest country is
Nicaragua
While other Central American countries were banana republics, this country was a coffee republic
El Salvador
This country fought a civil war from 1980-1992 in which 75,000 persons died. The US supported the government while Nicaragua supported the rebels
El Salvador
In which of the following republics did the US strongly support the government in its efforts to defeat a Marxist-led insurgency
Nicaragua