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The following quiz deals with topics covered in Module 1: The United States and Canada


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  • 1. 

    Over half of Canadian exports go to

    • A.

      The United States.

    • B.

      Great Britain.

    • C.

      France.

    • D.

      Japan.

    Correct Answer
    A. The United States.
    Explanation
    Over half of Canadian exports go to the United States because of their close geographical proximity and strong trade relationship. The United States is Canada's largest trading partner, with extensive cross-border trade in various industries such as automotive, energy, and agriculture. The two countries have a long history of trade agreements and economic integration, making the United States a natural destination for a significant portion of Canadian exports.

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  • 2. 

    By 1990, ____________ had become the largest source region of immigrants to the United States. 

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    D. Mexico
    Explanation
    By 1990, Mexico had become the largest source region of immigrants to the United States. This is likely due to a combination of factors such as proximity, economic opportunities, and historical ties between the two countries. Mexico shares a border with the United States, making it easier for individuals to migrate. Additionally, the United States has a strong demand for labor, particularly in industries such as agriculture and construction, which attracts many Mexican immigrants.

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  • 3. 

    What was the purpose of the North America Act of 1867?

    • A.

      Extend voting rights to non-white Canadians

    • B.

      Unify the former French Canadian possessions with British

    • C.

      Creation of the Dominion of Canada

    • D.

      Transfer ownership of Alaska to the United States

    • E.

      Abolish slavery in Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. Creation of the Dominion of Canada
    Explanation
    The purpose of the North America Act of 1867 was the creation of the Dominion of Canada. This act united the former French Canadian possessions with British territories, establishing a federal government and granting Canada more autonomy from Britain. It laid the foundation for the Canadian Confederation, allowing the provinces to retain certain powers while also establishing a central government. The act did not extend voting rights to non-white Canadians, transfer ownership of Alaska to the United States, or abolish slavery in Canada.

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  • 4. 

    The _____________ imposed quotas on the numbers of new immigrants who would be allowed to enter the United States.

    • A.

      Hart-Cellar Act

    • B.

      Wilson-Miller Act

    • C.

      Johnson-Reed Act

    Correct Answer
    C. Johnson-Reed Act
    Explanation
    The Johnson-Reed Act imposed quotas on the numbers of new immigrants who would be allowed to enter the United States.

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  • 5. 

    Europeanization of North America between 1500 and 1700 was a complex process but did not involve the country of

    • A.

      Britain.

    • B.

      Spain.

    • C.

      France.

    • D.

      The Netherlands.

    • E.

      Portugal.

    Correct Answer
    E. Portugal.
    Explanation
    During the period between 1500 and 1700, Europeanization was a complex process that involved various European countries expanding their influence in North America. However, Portugal was not one of the countries involved in this process. While countries like Britain, Spain, France, and the Netherlands were actively engaged in exploration, colonization, and trade in North America during this time, Portugal had already established its presence in other parts of the world, such as Brazil and parts of Africa and Asia, but did not play a significant role in the Europeanization of North America.

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  • 6. 

    Between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, the Sunbelt experienced a population increase of nearly

    • A.

      98%.

    • B.

      57%.

    • C.

      24%.

    • D.

      10%.

    Correct Answer
    A. 98%.
    Explanation
    During the period between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, the Sunbelt region in the United States witnessed a significant population increase. The correct answer of 98% indicates that the population in the Sunbelt grew by almost double during this time. This can be attributed to various factors such as economic opportunities, favorable climate, and government policies that attracted people to move to this region. The Sunbelt's growth was fueled by industries like aerospace, technology, and defense, leading to a surge in job opportunities and attracting migrants from other parts of the country.

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  • 7. 

    Approximately what percentage of Americans and Canadians had some access to the Internet in 2008?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      75%

    • E.

      Nearly 100%

    Correct Answer
    D. 75%
    Explanation
    In 2008, approximately 75% of Americans and Canadians had some access to the Internet. This means that a significant majority of the population in both countries had the ability to connect to the Internet in some form.

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  • 8. 

    About 25% of Canada's population is of __________ ancestry.

    • A.

      Asian

    • B.

      African

    • C.

      Native American

    • D.

      French

    • E.

      British

    Correct Answer
    D. French
    Explanation
    About 25% of Canada's population is of French ancestry. This is because Canada has a significant French-speaking population, particularly in the province of Quebec. The French have a long history in Canada, dating back to the 16th century when French explorers first arrived in the region. Today, French Canadians make up a significant portion of the country's population, contributing to Canada's cultural diversity.

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  • 9. 

    Most of the migrants to the United States in the first large wave were from

    • A.

      Europe.

    • B.

      North Africa.

    • C.

      The Middle East.

    • D.

      Germany and France.

    • E.

      Southeast Asia.

    Correct Answer
    A. Europe.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Europe. This is because during the first large wave of migration to the United States, which occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of migrants came from various countries in Europe. This period of migration was driven by factors such as economic opportunities, political unrest, and religious persecution in Europe, leading many Europeans to seek a better life in the United States.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the largest religious group within the United States?

    • A.

      Baptists

    • B.

      Roman Catholics

    • C.

      Evangelicals

    • D.

      Lutherans

    • E.

      Episcopalians

    Correct Answer
    B. Roman Catholics
    Explanation
    Roman Catholics are the largest religious group within the United States based on their membership and population. This is due to the historical presence of Roman Catholicism in the country, as well as the large number of immigrants from predominantly Catholic countries. The Roman Catholic Church has a significant number of followers and a strong presence in various states across the country, contributing to their status as the largest religious group in the United States.

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  • 11. 

    The best estimate of the percentage of Americans living in poverty in 2007 is

    • A.

      1 to 5%.

    • B.

      6 to 10%

    • C.

      10 to 15%

    • D.

      15 to 25%

    • E.

      Greater than 25%

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 to 15%
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the best estimate for the percentage of Americans living in poverty in 2007 is 10 to 15%. This range suggests that a significant portion of the population was experiencing poverty during that year, but it was not as high as 15 to 25% or greater than 25%. The range of 1 to 5% is too low to accurately represent the poverty rate, and the range of 6 to 10% is also lower than the best estimate. Therefore, 10 to 15% is the most reasonable estimation based on the options provided.

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  • 12. 

    From 1860 to 1920, the predominant migration pattern within the United States was

    • A.

      Rural to urban.

    • B.

      Urban to rural.

    • C.

      Urban to suburban.

    • D.

      Suburban to urban.

    Correct Answer
    A. Rural to urban.
    Explanation
    During the period from 1860 to 1920, there was a significant shift in population from rural areas to urban areas in the United States. This can be attributed to various factors such as industrialization, the growth of cities, and the availability of job opportunities in urban areas. The development of industries and factories in cities attracted people from rural areas who were seeking employment and better living conditions. As a result, the predominant migration pattern during this time was from rural areas to urban areas.

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  • 13. 

    The western coastal formation of North America sits along the fault line of two active crustal plates, the __________ and the Juan de Fuca Plate.

    • A.

      Canadian Plate

    • B.

      Interior Plate

    • C.

      California Plate

    • D.

      Pacific Plate

    Correct Answer
    D. Pacific Plate
    Explanation
    The western coastal formation of North America sits along the fault line of two active crustal plates, the Pacific Plate and the Juan de Fuca Plate. The Pacific Plate is one of the largest tectonic plates on Earth and is responsible for the formation of the Pacific Ocean. The Juan de Fuca Plate is a smaller plate located off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The interaction between these two plates is responsible for the creation of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the frequent seismic activity in the region.

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  • 14. 

    The first inhabitants of North America probably originated in what is today northern __________ and __________.

    • A.

      Mexico/California

    • B.

      Germany/Denmark

    • C.

      China/Siberia

    • D.

      Colombia/Venezuela

    Correct Answer
    C. China/Siberia
    Explanation
    The first inhabitants of North America are believed to have migrated from Asia, specifically China and Siberia. This is supported by archaeological evidence and genetic studies that suggest a migration across the Bering Strait during the last Ice Age. The Native American populations are thought to have descended from these early migrants, making China and Siberia the most likely origins for the first inhabitants of North America.

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  • 15. 

    What is the withdrawal of investments from activities (and regions) that yield low rates of profit, in order to reinvest in new activities (and new places)?

    • A.

      Creative destruction

    • B.

      Deindustrialization

    • C.

      Globalization

    Correct Answer
    A. Creative destruction
    Explanation
    Creative destruction refers to the process of withdrawing investments from activities and regions that yield low rates of profit, in order to reinvest in new activities and new places. This concept, coined by economist Joseph Schumpeter, describes how the continuous innovation and introduction of new technologies can lead to the destruction of old industries and the creation of new ones. It involves the replacement of outdated methods and practices with more efficient and productive ones, resulting in economic growth and development. This process is essential for the dynamism and evolution of economies.

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  • 16. 

    When did Canada separate from Great Britain?

    • A.

      1767

    • B.

      1867

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    B. 1867
    Explanation
    In 1867, Canada separated from Great Britain. This event is known as Confederation, where the British North America Act was passed, creating the Dominion of Canada. This act granted Canada a significant amount of independence from Great Britain, allowing them to have their own government and make their own laws. This marked a turning point in Canadian history and laid the foundation for the country's development as a sovereign nation.

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  • 17. 

    Most Canadians live

    • A.

      In the Prairie province.

    • B.

      On the Pacific Coast.

    • C.

      In the Maritime provinces.

    • D.

      Within 200 miles of the United States borders.

    • E.

      In the northern part of the country.

    Correct Answer
    D. Within 200 miles of the United States borders.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is within 200 miles of the United States borders. This answer is supported by the fact that Canada's population is concentrated along its southern border with the United States. The majority of Canadians live in the southern regions of the country, particularly within 200 miles of the US border. This is due to factors such as economic opportunities, proximity to major cities, and easier access to transportation routes.

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  • 18. 

    In both Canada and the United States, __________ was far and away the most influential of the four colonial powers.

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Great Britain

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      The Netherlands

    Correct Answer
    B. Great Britain
    Explanation
    Great Britain was the most influential of the four colonial powers in both Canada and the United States. This is evident from the historical context of both countries. Great Britain had a significant presence in North America through its colonies, such as the Thirteen Colonies in the United States and New France in Canada. These colonies played a crucial role in shaping the political, economic, and cultural development of both countries. Great Britain's influence extended through various aspects, including trade, governance, and the establishment of English as the dominant language.

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  • 19. 

    The largest religious denomination in Canada is

    • A.

      Protestantism.

    • B.

      Judaism.

    • C.

      Roman Catholicism.

    • D.

      Evangelicals.

    Correct Answer
    C. Roman Catholicism.
    Explanation
    Roman Catholicism is the largest religious denomination in Canada. This is because historically, Canada was colonized by European Catholic countries such as France and England. As a result, Catholicism became the dominant religion in the country. Additionally, Canada has a significant population of immigrants from Catholic-majority countries, further contributing to the prominence of Roman Catholicism in Canada.

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  • 20. 

    When did the federal government begin playing a more active and direct role in the American economic and social life?

    • A.

      Late 17th century

    • B.

      Late 18th century

    • C.

      Late 19th century

    • D.

      Late 20th century

    Correct Answer
    C. Late 19th century
    Explanation
    During the late 19th century, the federal government began playing a more active and direct role in the American economic and social life. This can be attributed to various factors such as the industrialization and urbanization of the country, the rise of big business and monopolies, and the need for government intervention to address social and economic issues. This period saw the implementation of significant legislation and policies, including the Sherman Antitrust Act, the establishment of regulatory agencies like the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the introduction of progressive reforms under presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. These actions marked a shift towards a more interventionist role for the federal government in shaping the American economy and society.

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