Latin America, 1945-present Form A Chapter 22

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Latin America, 1945-Present Form A Chapter 22


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  • 1. 
     nation in which vast new oil reserves were discovered in the 1970s
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Panama

  • 2. 
    Famous poet from Chile
    • A. 

      Gabriela Mistral

    • B. 

      Fulgencio Batista

    • C. 

      Gabriel Garicia Marquez

    • D. 

      Fidel Castro

  • 3. 
     nation whose government was overthrown by theSandinistas
    • A. 

      Panama

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Nicaragua

  • 4. 
    Cuban dictator overthrown by Fidel Castro
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garicia Marquez

    • B. 

      Fidel Castro

    • C. 

      Fulgencio Batista

    • D. 

      Gabriela Mistral

  • 5. 
    Nation placed under a U.S. trade embargo in 1960
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Nicaragua

    • D. 

      Panama

  • 6. 
    Country rocked by civil war in the late 1970s and 1980s
    • A. 

      Hondurus

    • B. 

      Chile

    • C. 

      Ell salvador

    • D. 

      Panama

  • 7. 
    Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982
    • A. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • B. 

      Gabriel Garicia Marquez

    • C. 

      Juan Valdez

    • D. 

      Augusto Pinochet

  • 8. 
    Nation that suffered years of severe inflation after an "economic miracle"
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Chile

    • C. 

      Cuba

    • D. 

      Argentina

  • 9. 
    Latin American leader who declared himself a Marxist in December 1961
    • A. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • B. 

      Augusto Pinochet

    • C. 

      Juan Valdez

    • D. 

      Fidel Castro

  • 10. 
    Nation formerly ruled by Manuel Noriega
    • A. 

      Peru

    • B. 

      Panama

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 11. 
    After World War II, many Latin American nations suffered economic difficulties because of
    • A. 

      Overdependence on foreign nations and a dramatic increase in population.

    • B. 

      Oppressive military governments and ongoing wars between religions.

    • C. 

      Political separation from the United States and ongoing wars between nations.

    • D. 

      The rise of the drug lords and a dramatic decrease in population.

  • 12. 
    Latin American — after were strongly influenced by international styles World War II.
    • A. 

      Art and music

    • B. 

      Theater and drawing

    • C. 

      Art and architecture

    • D. 

      Theater and architecture

  • 13. 
    Early in the twentieth century, the government of — was dominated by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).  
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Nicaragua

    • C. 

      Honduras

    • D. 

      Chile

  • 14. 
    What significant event occurred on January 3,1959?
    • A. 

      Castro's revolutionaries seized Havana.

    • B. 

      The Bay of Pigs invasion started.

    • C. 

      The Cuban missile crisis ended.

    • D. 

      Oil reserves were discovered in Haiti.

  • 15. 
    Revolutionary leader Che Guevara was killed while fighting in which nation?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Bolivia

    • D. 

      Bora Bora

  • 16. 
    The Sandinistas lost power to — after free elections in 1990.
    • A. 

      Jose Duarte

    • B. 

      Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

    • C. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • D. 

      the Somoza regime

  • 17. 
    Working-class people supported Juan Peron because he       
    • A. 

      Ended social reforms and a national health care program.

    • B. 

      Encouraged the growth of labor unions and increased job benefits.

    • C. 

      Turned landed estates into peasant-led cooperative farms.

    • D. 

      Increased the tax burden of the wealthy upper class.

  • 18. 
    The military conflict over the Falkland Islands in 1982 involved
    • A. 

      The United States and Panama.

    • B. 

      the United States and Argentina.

    • C. 

      Great Britain and Argentina.

    • D. 

      Great Britain and Brazil.

  • 19. 
    General ——— overthrew Salvador Allende to become military dictator of Chile in 1973.
    • A. 

      Juan Peron

    • B. 

      Augusto Pinochet

    • C. 

      Juan Valdez

    • D. 

      Juan Velasco Alvarado

  • 20. 
    The government of ___ has been heavily influenced by drug cartels and cocaine production.
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Bolivia

    • C. 

      El Salvador

    • D. 

      Colombia