World And Regional Cultures Final

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World Cultures Quizzes & Trivia

Cultural fanatics who have vast knowledge both worldwide and regional try out this quiz. It will gauge how much knowledge you really have about the different cultures around the globe and in your close knit community.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which two cultures blended to shape the development of Mexico?
    • A. 

      Spanish and Portuguese

    • B. 

      Native peoples and Spanish

    • C. 

      Maya and Aztec

    • D. 

      Spanish and African

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is expected to contribute to Mexico's economic prosperity?
    • A. 

      Rising population

    • B. 

      NAFTA

    • C. 

      Human - environment interaction

    • D. 

      National Action Party

  • 3. 
    The economies of Central American and the Caribbean are primarily based on which of these two factors?
    • A. 

      Agriculture and industry

    • B. 

      Trade and industry

    • C. 

      Tourism and industry

    • D. 

      Agriculture and tourism

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are the major groups of people that shaped the cultures of both Central America and the Caribbean?
    • A. 

      Native peoples, Europeans, Africans

    • B. 

      Native peoples, Spanish, Portuguese

    • C. 

      Spanish, French, Dutch

    • D. 

      Inca, Maya, Spanish

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was developed to make member economies more stable?
    • A. 

      Quechua

    • B. 

      United Provinces of Central America

    • C. 

      Mercosur

    • D. 

      Treaty of Tordesillas

  • 6. 
    Which of the following countries has both the largest territory and population of any country in Latin America?
    • A. 

      Bolivia

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Argentina

    • D. 

      Chile

  • 7. 
    Which of the following two countries gained control of the land in South America as a result of the Treaty of Tordesillas?
    • A. 

      United States and Portugal

    • B. 

      Spain and France

    • C. 

      Spain and Portugal

    • D. 

      Germany and Great Britain

  • 8. 
    Which of the following identifies the reason why the Portuguese brought Africans to the colony of Brazil?
    • A. 

      To work on the sugar plantations

    • B. 

      The build cities

    • C. 

      To clear the land

    • D. 

      To mine silver and gold

  • 9. 
    The defeat of the Aztec empire by Cortes and his army is known as part of the ___________
    • A. 

      Cultural hearth

    • B. 

      United Provinces of Central America

    • C. 

      Spanish Conquest

    • D. 

      National Action Party

  • 10. 
    Factories along the US - Mexican border that assemble imported materials into finished goods to be exported are called __________
    • A. 

      Reggae

    • B. 

      Maquiladoras

    • C. 

      Copoeira

    • D. 

      Cultural hearth

  • 11. 
    After Mexico gained its independence from Spain, Central America declared its independence from Mexico and formed the ______________
    • A. 

      National Action Party

    • B. 

      Institutional Revolutionary Party

    • C. 

      Mercosur

    • D. 

      United Provinces of Central America

  • 12. 
    The party that helped to introduce democracy and maintain political stability for much of the 20th century was the __________
    • A. 

      NAFTA

    • B. 

      National Action Party

    • C. 

      Institutional Revolutionary Party

    • D. 

      Brazil

  • 13. 
    Two forms of music that started in the Caribbean and spread to other parts of the world are calypso and ________
    • A. 

      Jazz

    • B. 

      Reggae

    • C. 

      Zydeco

    • D. 

      Copoeira

  • 14. 
    One of Mexico's main economic challenges has been to develop a modern __________
    • A. 

      Agricultural economy

    • B. 

      Industrial economy

    • C. 

      System of transportation

    • D. 

      Education system

  • 15. 
    The culture of Central America and the Caribbean differs from that of Mexico because, in additioin to being shaped by native peoples and the Spanish, it was also influenced by ______________
    • A. 

      The Taino and Africans

    • B. 

      Other Europeans and Africans

    • C. 

      The French and the Dutch

    • D. 

      Native Americans

  • 16. 
    It is reasonable to infer that devastating hurricanes can effect the economies of Caribbean countries because __________
    • A. 

      They disrupt tourism, a major source of income

    • B. 

      They destroy mining sites

    • C. 

      Residents lack funds to rebuild properties

    • D. 

      They contribute to poverty

  • 17. 
    Panama was an excellent choice of location to build a canal to connect the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans because of its _________
    • A. 

      History

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Economy

    • D. 

      Geography

  • 18. 
    Two major goals of Mercosur are to make member economies more stable and to
    • A. 

      Decrease trade within the region

    • B. 

      Decrease economic dependency on unstable global economies

    • C. 

      Increase dependency on global markets

    • D. 

      Increase trade with the United States and Canada

  • 19. 
    The Andes Mountains of Peru were the cultural hearth for the ______
    • A. 

      Maya

    • B. 

      Toltec

    • C. 

      Inca

    • D. 

      Spanish

  • 20. 
    Unlike any other countries in Latin America, Brazil was colonized by the _________
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      Dutch

    • C. 

      Americans

    • D. 

      Portuguese

  • 21. 
    Which term names a process of breaking up large landholdings and giving land to the people?
    • A. 

      Debt-for-nature swap

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Land reform

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

  • 22. 
    Which term means the cutting down and clearing away of trees and forests?
    • A. 

      Land reform

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Debt-for-nature swap

    • D. 

      Caudillo

  • 23. 
    Which term is the name for an agreement in which one partner agrees to pay off a part of a government debt, and the other partner agrees to protect a part of the rain forest?
    • A. 

      Land reform

    • B. 

      Debt-for-nature swap

    • C. 

      Caudillo

    • D. 

      Junta

  • 24. 
    Which term names a military dictator or political boss?
    • A. 

      Junta

    • B. 

      Caudillo

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 25. 
    Which term describes a harsh government run by military officials?
    • A. 

      Junta

    • B. 

      Caudillo

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Democracy

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