North America Test

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North America Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What Aztec ruler did the Spanish defeat?
    • A. 

      Morelos

    • B. 

      Montezuma

    • C. 

      Cortes

    • D. 

      Hidalgo

  • 2. 
    Why did the United States finally join World War I?
    • A. 

      France and Britain convinced the United States to join.

    • B. 

      A German submarine sank a ship carrying U.S. passengers.

    • C. 

      American industrial leaders wanted war.

    • D. 

      The United States wanted to control parts of Europe.

  • 3. 
    Why did the British bring African slaves to the colonies?
    • A. 

      To work in big plantations

    • B. 

      To fight against French colonies

    • C. 

      To defeat Native American

    • D. 

      To hunt for furs and do craft work

  • 4. 
    What is true of the Great Lakes?
    • A. 

      It serves as a natural border between the United States and Mexico

    • B. 

      It combines to make the largest body of fresh water in the world

    • C. 

      It makes it easy to transport good to the West Coast

    • D. 

      It causes the climate around them to be warm and dry

  • 5. 
    What caused the Dust Bowl?
    • A. 

      A period of drought and soil erosion occurred.

    • B. 

      The natural gas underground was tapped

    • C. 

      Rivers and railroads could not transport goods.

    • D. 

      Commercial farms took over small farms

  • 6. 
    Why was Britain able to conquer New France?
    • A. 

      The British had a stronger army and more money than the French.

    • B. 

      The British were fur trappers who knew the land.

    • C. 

      The British had better relations with Native Americans than the French.

    • D. 

      The British convinced Spain to be their ally.

  • 7. 
    Where is the Great Basin?
    • A. 

      An area that the Great Lakes drain into

    • B. 

      An area between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    • C. 

      An area in Mexico that is a desert

    • D. 

      An area in Louisiana where the Mississippi empties.

  • 8. 
    What was Hernan Cortes's goal?
    • A. 

      To learn from Aztec astronomers

    • B. 

      To explore and conquer the Americas

    • C. 

      To introduce horses and dogs to Mexico

    • D. 

      To make peace between the Maya and Aztecs

  • 9. 
    What increased the speed of transportation in the 1800's?
    • A. 

      Covered wagon and horses

    • B. 

      Cars and trucks

    • C. 

      Paved roads and highways

    • D. 

      Canals and railroads

  • 10. 
    On August 6, 1945, at Nineteen hundred  feet above Hiroshima, a single uranium bomb dropped from the B-29 Enola Gay and detonated with the force of 15,000 tons of TNT....The temperature rose almost instantly to 5400 degrees F. Then cam the shock wave, firestorm cyclonic winds, and the radioactive rain as black as ink. Some 80,000 men, women and children died. 70,000 buildings, hospitals, police stations, post offices, and schools as well as houses and apartments had been reduced to rubble.What were five immediate effects of the bomb?Why was the bomb so powerful?
  • 11. 
    Where on the map is the population most dense?
    • A. 

      Great Basin

    • B. 

      West Coast

    • C. 

      Border with Mexico

    • D. 

      Rocky Mountains

  • 12. 
    What densely populated cities are located in the southeastern part of this map?
    • A. 

      Phoenix and Denver

    • B. 

      Dallas and Houston

    • C. 

      San Francisco and Los Angeles

    • D. 

      St. Louis and Seattle

  • 13. 
    Which state produced the most wheat in 2008?
    • A. 

      Arkansas

    • B. 

      Kansas

    • C. 

      Oklahoma

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 14. 
    Which state produced more wheat in 2009 than in 2008
    • A. 

      Mississippi

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      Kansas

  • 15. 
    What created the aquifers in the Yucatan
    • A. 

      Pollution rotted the limestone rock

    • B. 

      Seeping water formed underground caves and pools

    • C. 

      Earthquakes caused caverns to form

    • D. 

      Mexican engineers drilled tunnels under mountains