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  • 1. 
    A second sysle that we can observe in Latin America politics is: 
    • A. 

      A) Populism and anti-populism

    • B. 

      B) Dictatorship and minority rule

    • C. 

      C) Corporateism and Democracy

    • D. 

      D) Populism and Dictatorship

  • 2. 
    How did many of the colonizers justify the treatment that the indigenious population recieved during the colonial period? 
    • A. 

      A) They argued that the indigenious people were esstentially good and valuablehuman beings and , thus, deserved special treatment

    • B. 

      B) They argued that, since there were so many indigenious people, some of them had to be killed in order to make room for many Europeans

    • C. 

      C) They argued that, since they were not Christians, they had to be trested very well in order ro convince them to become Christians and part of the Spanish or Portuguese empire

    • D. 

      D) They argue that indigenious people did not have a soul and therefor, they were inferior to the Europeans

  • 3. 
    A cabildo or cabildo abierto is: 
    • A. 

      A) A strike by workers against the landowners

    • B. 

      B) The amount of money that the peasants had to pay to the landowners.

    • C. 

      C) an open town hall meeting

    • D. 

      D)open air prison where landlord put all thpspe who protested

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was not in effect during the colonial period? 
    • A. 

      Ridgid socities

    • B. 

      A pyramid shaped social structure

    • C. 

      Racism

    • D. 

      No trade with Europe

  • 5. 
    When Spanish landowners took possession of their land what else did they take possesssion of? 
    • A. 

      The indigenious people that aleady lived on that land

    • B. 

      The political and economic institutions that existed on that region

    • C. 

      All of the income that had previously belonged to the local church

    • D. 

      All of these above

  • 6. 
    Accoring to the lectures, one of the two cycles that we can observe in Latin America politics is that between 
    • A. 

      Development and underdevelopement

    • B. 

      Democracy and authoritarianism

    • C. 

      Feminism and anti-feminism

    • D. 

      Peace and tribal warfare

  • 7. 
    What was the anture of the econmony during the export-import phase? 
    • A. 

      Multi-cropping

    • B. 

      Semi-feudal

    • C. 

      Efficient hacienda system

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following were consequences of the end of the Spanish rule in LA?  I. Economic decline II. Power vacuum III.The economy begins to grow significanlty IV. Democracy is finally established
    • A. 

      I AND II

    • B. 

      II AND III

    • C. 

      III AND IV

    • D. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 9. 
    Intendencias were used to  
    • A. 

      Strenghten the power of local elites

    • B. 

      Democratic local decison-making by including peasants and workers

    • C. 

      Strenghten the power of the Habsburg

    • D. 

      Subordinate local elites

  • 10. 
    The height of oligarchic rule in Latin America occurs between 
    • A. 

      1700-1800 during the colonial period

    • B. 

      1980- now the post transion period

    • C. 

      1930-1950 The populist period

    • D. 

      1890-1930 before the great depression

  • 11. 
     What consequesnce did the introduction of the plantation system have in L. A.? I. Displacement of small farmers. II. Economy turns into a monocrop economy. III. Rual population is no longer self-sufficient in terms of their consumption needs IV. It fueled the demand for slave labor for Africa V. Standard of living of the rural popluation improves because they become tied to the world market.
    • A. 

      I AND II

    • B. 

      II AND IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      II, IV AND V

  • 12. 
    What was one of the characteristics of post Independence LA?
    • A. 

      Gov't cahracterized by strong horizontal check snad balances

    • B. 

      A boom in the expansion of crops

    • C. 

      A highly centralized poltical system

    • D. 

      Power distributed equally among regional elites

  • 13. 
    The concept of negritude is
    • A. 

      Celebrates the postive features of blackness

    • B. 

      Was used to justify the national liberation movemetn in mexico

    • C. 

      To be racist against latins

    • D. 

      Non of the above

  • 14. 
    According to the textbook, how is the experiences of black soical activistism in LA different from thath of the US civil rights movement? 
    • A. 

      In LA black social activism has resulted in an end to racism

    • B. 

      Black social activism in LA emerged much ealier and with greated strenght than the civil rights movement in the US.

    • C. 

      While the US civil rights movement was broad-based, black consciousness groups in LA are composed primarly of professiosnals, intellectuals and upwardly mobile studetns

    • D. 

      None of these above

  • 15. 
    What policies did the Brazilian military gov't implement during the 1960s that affected the indigenious communities of the Amazon?
    • A. 

      It began a process of sstematic extermination of the indigenious population in the Amazon region

    • B. 

      It began to incorporte the indigeniuos people into modern society by providing them with schools, better health care facilities and loans to improve thier production methods.

    • C. 

      In order to build the infrastructure to develope Amazon region, it began to limit the amount of land that the indigenious population could not claim ownership of land in that area.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 16. 
    Whay was the Catholic Church considered an esstial element in the conquest and colonization of native peoples by Spain and Portugal? 
    • A. 

      It provided the ideological justification for teh subjugation of the native peoples encountered by the coloizers, by claiming that the natives should be converted to the Catholic faith.

    • B. 

      It contributed a great deal of money to both the Spainsh and Portugueses crowns

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    How did Liberation Theology view the issue of poverty? 
    • A. 

      It viewed it as a regrettable but unaviodable component of human scoiety

    • B. 

      It viewed povery as something that must be endured on earth but will be rewarded in heaven.

    • C. 

      It viewed poevery as a social sin

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What were the implications of Liberation Theology''s  view of povery? 
    • A. 

      It required the Catholic Church to abstain from participating in politics

    • B. 

      It required the Catholic Church to take more active role in pressing for social justice and confronting the political system

    • C. 

      It required the Catholic Church to denounce communism and socialism.

    • D. 

      It encouraged the Catholic Church to defend the status quo

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not true about Liberation Theology? 
    • A. 

      It resulted in the explusion of the jesuits from the Spainsh colonies during the colonial period

    • B. 

      Its spread was aided by the influx of foreign missionaries into LA.

    • C. 

      It argued for land distribution for the poor

    • D. 

      It emerged in LA in the 1960s

  • 20. 
    What were some of the intial consequences of polulism in LA? I. It increased the power of the state II. It increased the political mobilization III. It increased popular consumption IV. It weakend the power and autonomy of the state.
    • A. 

      I AND II

    • B. 

      I, II, AND III

    • C. 

      II AND IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
     Neoliberalism entails adopting an:
    • A. 

      "import-substituting industrialization" strategy

    • B. 

      "inward-oriented"growth strategy

    • C. 

      Authoritarian dictatorship form of gov't

    • D. 

      Export-orientated" growth strategy

  • 22. 
    One of the main assumptions of Neoliberalism is that 
    • A. 

      An activist or interventionist state is crucial for the development of an economy

    • B. 

      Authoritarian gov'ts are better suited to achieve devlopment than democracies

    • C. 

      Economic growth can best be achieved by the free market rather than by an activist state

    • D. 

      Domestic industry should drive teh economy, regardless of the initial costs of developing it.

  • 23. 
    1. Among the political consequences of Neoliberalism in Latin America is that:
    • A. 

      A. policy-making became highly restricted

    • B. 

      B. policy-making became very inclusive

    • C. 

      C. it led to the rise of populism and domestic industrialization

    • D. 

      D. it established the Bureaucratic-Authoritarian regimes and led to the collapse of democracy

  • 24. 
    1. Which of the following factors allowed the military to become a strong actor in Latin American politics?
      I.    it is one of the best organized groups II.    it became increasingly professionalized III.   the “national security” doctrine IV.  the transition to democracy V.   increased funding from the Soviet Union  
    • A. 

      I AND IV

    • B. 

      I, II AND IV

    • C. 

      I,II AND III

    • D. 

      III AND V

  • 25. 
    1. Delegative democracies view institutions of horizontal accountability (such as Congress) as:
    • A. 

      A. a useful tool for strengthening democracy

    • B. 

      B. a “nuisance” that can put a brake on austere economic reforms

    • C. 

      C. an imposition from foreign powers such as the United States

    • D. 

      D. something that must be strengthened in order to assure stronger horizontal accountability and checks and balances