What is the dominant religion in Latin America? A) Catholic B) Protestant C) Islam D)
What is the dominant religion in Latin America?
D) traditional Amerindian religion
E) none of the above
22) Where is Iguaçu Falls located?
A) on the Paraná River, where Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay meet
B) on the Amazon River in central Brazil
C) on the Orinoco River in Venezuela
D) between Mexico and Guatemala
E) on the Magdalena River in Colombia
23) Columbus landed in October, 1492 in what is today ________.
A) the Bahamas
C) Dominican Republic
24) On what was the first “boom” in Manaus, Brazil based?
D) natural rubber
25) Manaus is a port on what water body?
A) the Caribbean Sea
B) the Atlantic Ocean
C) the Pacific Ocean
D) the Orinoco River
E) the Amazon River
26) In the 1970s, this Brazilian region was seen by the Brazilian government as a pressure valve for landless and impoverished peasants in other regions and as a way of securing national territory through settlement.
A) the Amazon basin
B) the Northeast
C) the Southeast
D) the South
E) the area around Brasilia
27) The Treaty of Tordesillas was an agreement made by Pope Alexander VI in 1494 to divide the world between ________ and ________ along a north–south line 1100 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.
C) Portugal/Great Britain
E) France/Great Britain
28) This is the downside of tourism.
A) pollution of oceans, reefs, and beaches by ships
B) competition for fresh water and higher food prices for local residents
C) cultural and social stresses from interactions between the wealthy visitors and poorer residents
D) prostitution and drugs
E) all of these
29) The ________ have been called Latin America's "lost decade" because of the slowdown in growth and deterioration in living standards that occurred during that decade.
E) None of these is the “lost decade” of Latin America.
30) Which of these is an example of a syncretic religious practice?
E) They all are.