Latin America, 1945-present Chapter 22 Test Form B

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Latin America, 1945-Present Chapter 22 Test Form B


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  • 1. 
     nation dominated for most of the twentieth century by the InstitutionalRevolutionary Party (PRI)
    • A. 

      Juan Peron

    • B. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • C. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • D. 

      Ernesto "Che" Guevara

  • 2. 
    Argentinian ally of Fidel Castro killed trying to spark a revolution in Bolivia
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • B. 

      Jose Duarte

    • C. 

      Augusto Pinochet

    • D. 

      Oscar Niemeyer

  • 3. 
    Elected president of El Salvador in 1984
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • B. 

      Ernesto "Che" Guevara

    • C. 

      Juan Velasco Alvarado

    • D. 

      Jose Duarte

  • 4. 
    Architect who designed several major buildings in Brasilia
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • B. 

      Jose Duarte

    • C. 

      Fidel Castro

    • D. 

      Juan Velasco Alvarado

  • 5. 
    Nation whose landed estates were turned into peasant cooperatives by Juan Velasco Alvarado
    • A. 

      Juan Peron

    • B. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • C. 

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • D. 

      Jose Duarte

  • 6. 
    Oppressive military dictator supported by the working class of Argentina
    • A. 

      Peru

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Colombia

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 7. 
    Former ruler of Panama                                                 
    • A. 

      Jose Duarte

    • B. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • C. 

      Juan Peron

    • D. 

      Augusto Pinochet

  • 8. 
    Nation known for its cocaine production and drug cartels
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 9. 
    Oppressive military dictator of Chile
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Peru

  • 10. 
    author of One Hundred Years of Solitude
    • A. 

      Jose Duarte

    • B. 

      Augusto Pinochet

    • C. 

      Ernesto "ch'e" Guevara

    • D. 

      Oscar Niemeyer

  • 11. 
    Which of the following Latin American nations has suffered instability due to the international drug trade?
    • A. 

      Ecuador

    • B. 

      Belize

    • C. 

      Honduras

    • D. 

      Colombia

  • 12. 
    As an art form, magic realism is characterized by
    • A. 

      The exploration of subjects generally considered taboo.

    • B. 

      An interest in Latin American music.

    • C. 

      a combination of realistic events and fantastic backgrounds.

    • D. 

      A belief that the people of Latin America will ultimately overcome adversity.

  • 13. 
    In the late 1970s, vast new oil reserves were discovered in which of thefollowing nations?
    • A. 

      Colombia

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Panama

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 14. 
     Fidel Castro's forces overthrew the government led by
    • A. 

      Vicente Fox.

    • B. 

      Gabriela Mistral

    • C. 

      Jose Lopez Portillo.

    • D. 

      Fulgencio Batista.

  • 15. 
    After which of the following events did the United States break diplomatic relations with Cuba?
    • A. 

      Fidel Castro's declaration that he was a Marxist

    • B. 

      the Cuban missile crisis

    • C. 

      The Bolivian Revolution

    • D. 

      Cuba receiving aid from the Soviet Union and arms from Eastern Europe

  • 16. 
    Which U.S. president was in office during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 17. 
    Which of the following overthrew the government of Nicaragua, butlater lost control of the country in free elections?
    • A. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • B. 

      The Sandinistas

    • C. 

      The Freedom Party

    • D. 

      The Somoza family

  • 18. 
    Alejandro Toledo was the first Native American, freely elected presidentof which of the following nations?
    • A. 

      Antigua

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Chile

  • 19. 
    The term cooperative refers to
    • A. 

      A corporation with divisions in more than two countries.

    • B. 

      The transition to democratic elections after a period of rule by a military dictator.

    • C. 

      The transition from a Communist to a free-market economy

    • D. 

      A farm owned and operated by a group of peasant workers.

  • 20. 
    The goal of the Peruvian guerrilla group Shining Path was to
    • A. 

      Receive support from the United States.

    • B. 

      Smash authority and create a classless society.

    • C. 

      Nationalize many foreign-owned companies.

    • D. 

      Take possession of the Falkland Islands.