Geo 200 Module 2 Quiz

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Complete the Module Two quiz to test your comprehension of the reading for this Module.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the Atacama Desert located?
    • A. 

      In Patagonia

    • B. 

      In southeastern Brazil

    • C. 

      East of the Andes

    • D. 

      In Mexico

    • E. 

      On the Pacific Coast of South America

  • 2. 
    Sugar grown on plantations in __________ and southern Mexico were important export commodities in Spanish colonial America.
    • A. 

      Venezuela

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Columbia

    • D. 

      Brazil

  • 3. 
    Machu Picchu is associated with what native Latin American culture?
    • A. 

      Inca

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Aztec

    • D. 

      Guarani

    • E. 

      Toltec

  • 4. 
    Who lived in "Maroon communities?"
    • A. 

      Escaped and liberated slaves

    • B. 

      People of mixed racial ancestry

    • C. 

      Native American tribes that did not want to assimilate

    • D. 

      South Asians

  • 5. 
    In the mining districts of the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes, what was the most important mineral excavated during the colonial period?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Copper

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 6. 
    The most serious criticism of the Green Revolution in Mexico was
    • A. 

      Salinization.

    • B. 

      Loss of genetic diversity.

    • C. 

      Decreased corn yields.

    • D. 

      Possible introduction of disease in food crops.

    • E. 

      Land reform.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following altitudinal zones usually produces bananas?
    • A. 

      Tierra Helada

    • B. 

      Tierra Fria

    • C. 

      Tierra Templada

    • D. 

      Tierra Caliente

  • 8. 
    All of these are shared characteristics of most Latin American countries, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Common experience of colonialism.

    • B. 

      Dominance of the Spanish and Portuguese languages.

    • C. 

      Religion.

    • D. 

      Legal and political institutions.

    • E. 

      All of these are shared characteristics.

  • 9. 
    When did Panama regain control of the Panama Canal?
    • A. 

      1977

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      2006

  • 10. 
    The regions comprising Latin America and the Caribbean had an estimated __ million people when the first Europeans arrived.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      200

    • E. 

      570

  • 11. 
    The trade winds are air movements from the tropics to the equator dragged by the spinning Earth into a/an __________ flow.
    • A. 

      West to east

    • B. 

      East to west

    • C. 

      North to east

    • D. 

      South to north

  • 12. 
    Where is the Tierra Templada located?
    • A. 

      Anywhere between 2950 feet and 5900 feet above sea level

    • B. 

      The Caribbean Basin

    • C. 

      Southeastern Brazil

    • D. 

      Between the Equator and 23.5° latitude

  • 13. 
    Which of these regions is mostly covered with grasslands?
    • A. 

      Ilanos of Venezuela

    • B. 

      Cerrados of Brazil

    • C. 

      Pampas of Argentina

    • D. 

      They are all grasslands.

    • E. 

      None of these regions is grasslands.

  • 14. 
    Where is Lake Maracaibo located?
    • A. 

      Venezuela

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      Bolivia

    • E. 

      Brazil

  • 15. 
    What area did the Incans occupy?
    • A. 

      Yucatan Peninsula

    • B. 

      Brazilian Highlands

    • C. 

      Andes Mountains

  • 16. 
    What is the name of the Mexican government's oil company?
    • A. 

      PEMEX

    • B. 

      MEXPEM

    • C. 

      PIMCO

    • D. 

      MIXTEC

  • 17. 
    This was the center of administration of the viceroyalty of New Spain.
    • A. 

      Quito

    • B. 

      Buenes Aires

    • C. 

      Mexico City

    • D. 

      Havana

    • E. 

      Bogota

  • 18. 
    What is the main fossil fuel resource in the Amazon, where this resource was discovered in 1967?
    • A. 

      Uranium

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 19. 
    What are seringuieros?
    • A. 

      Urban squatter in Argentina

    • B. 

      Brazilian cowboys

    • C. 

      Rebel guerillas in Colombia

    • D. 

      Communities founded by escaped slaves in Cuba

    • E. 

      Local rubber tappers in the Amazon basin

  • 20. 
    Which of the following brings heavy rains to southern Chile?
    • A. 

      Westerlies

    • B. 

      Easterlies

    • C. 

      Trade Winds

    • D. 

      Doldrums

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