Chapter 21 Section 4: Nation Building In Latin America

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  • 1. 
    José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar led South American independence movements against
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 2. 
    Wealth, social prestige, and political power during the nineteenth century in Latin America were based on
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Capital

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Land

  • 3. 
    Creoles were considered second-class citizens by the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Mestizos

    • B. 

      Peninsulares

    • C. 

      Mulattoes

    • D. 

      Indians

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a guarantee by the United States to protect Latin America from Europe?
    • A. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      The Communist Manifesto

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was a Mexican reform leader?
    • A. 

      Santa Anna

    • B. 

      Benito Juarez

    • C. 

      Diaz

    • D. 

      Dom Pedro

  • 6. 
    Which of the following social classes was made up of the children of a mixed marriage between a Spaniard and a Native?
    • A. 

      Mulattoes

    • B. 

      Peninsulares

    • C. 

      Mestizos

    • D. 

      Creoles

  • 7. 
    What important construction project did the U.S. build in Latin America?
    • A. 

      The Alamo

    • B. 

      The Suez Canal

    • C. 

      The Taj Mahal

    • D. 

      The Panama Canal

  • 8. 
    Strong rulers who ruled newly independent Latin American countries through force were called
    • A. 

      Peninsulares

    • B. 

      Mestizos

    • C. 

      Caudillos

    • D. 

      Creoles

  • 9. 
    Which man was known as the "Liberator of Venezuela"?
    • A. 

      Jose de San Martin

    • B. 

      Simon Bolivar

    • C. 

      Miguel Hidalgo

    • D. 

      Iturbide

  • 10. 
    Which man led an unsuccessful revolt of mestizos and Indians in Mexico?
    • A. 

      Iturbide

    • B. 

      Miguel Hidalgo

    • C. 

      San Martin

    • D. 

      Bolivar

  • 11. 
    As a result of the Spanish-American War the United States received
    • A. 

      Puerto Rico

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Cuba as a protectorate

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 12. 
    Which U.S. President supported the rebellion that helped Panama break away from Colombia?
    • A. 

      F. D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C. 

      William Taft

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 13. 
    Increased industrialization in Latin American led to
    • A. 

      Prosperity for all

    • B. 

      A breakdown of the economy

    • C. 

      The rise of a small middle class

    • D. 

      Widespread rebellion

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was NOT a difficulty faced by Latin America between 1830 and 1870?
    • A. 

      A lack of precise boundaries

    • B. 

      Poor communication and transportation

    • C. 

      Economic dependence on the west

    • D. 

      The lack of a unified culture

  • 15. 
    Although they gained political independence, Latin American countries
    • A. 

      Were invaded and controlled by foreign militaries

    • B. 

      Failed to establish a lasting society

    • C. 

      Remained dependent economically on the West

    • D. 

      Refused to form republics

  • 16. 
    Which of the following correctly describes the economies of Latin America in the 19th century?
    • A. 

      Raw Materials and finished manufactured goods were both imported and exported equally

    • B. 

      Raw materials were imported and finished manufactured goods were exported

    • C. 

      Raw materials were exported and finished manufactured goods were imported

    • D. 

      Both raw materials and finished exported goods were exported

  • 17. 
    Which European power's desire to trade with Latin America led to them offering their protection to newly freed Latin American countries?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 18. 
    Which Mexican military leader briefly took control as emperor following the Mexico's declaration of Indpendence?
    • A. 

      Hidalgo

    • B. 

      Moreolos

    • C. 

      Iturbide

    • D. 

      San Martin