Atlantic South America (Ch. 16) / 7th Grade

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 165

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following groups began to move into Brazil after the 1500s?
    • A. 

      The French

    • B. 

      The British

    • C. 

      The Spanish

    • D. 

      The Portuguese

  • 2. 
    What is the Major religion in Brazil?
    • A. 

      Macumba

    • B. 

      Protestantism

    • C. 

      Roman Catholicism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 3. 
    Which of the following regions is Brazil's poorest region?
    • A. 

      The Amazon

    • B. 

      The northeast

    • C. 

      The southeast

    • D. 

      The interior

  • 4. 
    The present-day capital of Brazil is?
    • A. 

      Rio de Janeiro

    • B. 

      Belem

    • C. 

      Sao Paulo

    • D. 

      Brasilia

  • 5. 
    What is the official language of Argentina?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Portuguese

    • D. 

      Italian

  • 6. 
    Trade organization that promotes economic cooperation among its members in southern and eastern South America is called?
    • A. 

      Gaucho

    • B. 

      Mercosur

    • C. 

      Parrillada

    • D. 

      Encomienda

  • 7. 
    System under which the Spanish monarch gave colonists land and the right to the Labor of Indians who lived on that land is called?
    • A. 

      Mercosur

    • B. 

      Encomienda

    • C. 

      Parrillada

    • D. 

      Pampas

  • 8. 
    An Argentina cowboy is called?
    • A. 

      Parrillada

    • B. 

      Pampas

    • C. 

      Gaucho

    • D. 

      Buenos Aires

  • 9. 
    Partially enclosed body of water where salty seawater and freshwater mix is called?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Landlocked

    • C. 

      Favelas

    • D. 

      Gran Chaco

  • 10. 
    Large slum in urban areas of Brazil are called?
    • A. 

      Guachos

    • B. 

      Estuary

    • C. 

      Favelas

    • D. 

      Mercosur

  • 11. 
    _______________ has the largest economy and population of any country in Atlantic South America.
    • A. 

      Paraguay

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Uruguay

  • 12. 
    The Amazon and the ________________ river drains most of the Region.
    • A. 

      Parana

    • B. 

      Rio Grande

    • C. 

      Sao Francisco

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 13. 
    ______________ occurs when repeated planting of the same crop causes soil to lose nutrients needed by plants.
    • A. 

      Soil exhaustion

    • B. 

      Slash n burn

    • C. 

      Fertilizer

    • D. 

      Terraces

  • 14. 
    Approximately 95% of people in ________________ are mestizos.
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      Paraguay

    • D. 

      Uruguay

  • 15. 
    Which group probably settled Brazil first?
    • A. 

      Africans

    • B. 

      Migrants from Asia

    • C. 

      Brazilian Indians

    • D. 

      The Portuguese

  • 16. 
    Which of the following climates is NOT found in Atlantic South America?
    • A. 

      Humid subtropical

    • B. 

      Highland

    • C. 

      Humid tropical

    • D. 

      Steppe

  • 17. 
    What seperates Paraguay into two regions and runs past its capital?
    • A. 

      The Amazon River

    • B. 

      The Paraguay River

    • C. 

      The Parana River

    • D. 

      The Rio de la Plata

  • 18. 
    The Amazon rain forest does not...
    • A. 

      Include Cordoba and Sao Paulo

    • B. 

      Experience rain almost every day

    • C. 

      Carry 20% of Earth's runoff

    • D. 

      Contain many animals and plants

  • 19. 
    Argentina's current government includes...
    • A. 

      A monarch and a parliament

    • B. 

      A dictator and gauchos

    • C. 

      A congress and an encomienda

    • D. 

      An elected president and an elected legislature

  • 20. 
    What is Brazil's richest region and most populated?
    • A. 

      Northeast

    • B. 

      Southeast

    • C. 

      North

    • D. 

      South

  • 21. 
    Who killed the Argentine Indians in the Pampas in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Argentine Government

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Spanish

    • D. 

      Gauchos

  • 22. 
    Where is most of Argentina's industry located?
    • A. 

      Belem

    • B. 

      Cordoba

    • C. 

      Buenos Aires

    • D. 

      Patagonia

  • 23. 
    90% of Uruguay people live in urban areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Uruguay has a low literacy rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    95% of Paraguay people are mestizos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False