it helps distinguish the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking republics of the Americas from the English-speaking ones.
All of the following can be found in Latin America except:
seven times the population of India, in a landmass twice as large as the Indian subcontinent.
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and its primate city. Which of the following statements about Mexico City is not true?
Mexico City's growth rate is very high (5% annually) and the city's population may reach 50 million by 2025.
The "green city" of Brazil - an urban success story of low pollution, good public transportation, open space, and recycling - is:
Which of the following is a Latin American example of balancing the economic benefits of extraction with the ecological soundness of conservation?
What is the Altiplano?
A treeless high plain (elevations 11,800 - 13,000 feet) in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Bolivia
Which of the following statements about the Amazon River is not true?
It is the longest river in the world.
Which of the following climates do you not find in Latin America?
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that:
comes from an abnormally large, warm Pacific current that usually arrives along coastal Ecuador and Peru in December.
When describing the urban form of Latin American cities, the term "elite spine" refers to:
the strip of newer businesses extending from the colonial core to the newest parts of a city
The colonial system of assigning large tracts of land to colonists was called _____ and the entrenched practice of maintaining large estates is called _____.
The term mestizo refers to someone of ______ ancestry.
mixed European and Indian
Migrants into Latin America did not include:
What are remittances?
money sent by immigrants to their country of origin to support family there
Which of the following did not contribute to the demographic collapse of native populations after 1500?
Slaves imported from Africa
In which of the following countries is Quechua spoken?
Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador
The majority of Latin Americans speak Spanish rather than Portuguese as a legacy of the:
Treaty of Tordesillas
What Latin American countries claim territory in Antarctica?
Argentina and Chile
Trade blocs, such as LAFTA, are examples of supranational organizations. Subnational organizations are represented by groups such as:
Which of the following is not a major coca-growing country in South America?
Several strategies have been used since 1950 to move Latin American countries toward greater industrialization, urbanization, and economic diversity. Which of the following has been the most successful of these policies?
establishment of maquiladoras and other manufacturing plants
Which of the following statements about maquiladoras is true?
Many of the maquiladora workers are young unmarried women who are easily exploited,China has emerged as a significant competitor for the labor-intensive assembly work done in the maquiladoras,The maquiladoras are poorly integrated with the rest of the Mexican economy,There are nearly 4,000 - located primarily along the U.S - Mexico border.
Profitable extraction of natural resources in Latin America includes:
forestry, soybean production, oil, mining
One of the major factors showing the changing status of women in Latin America is:
women in Latin America are generally having fewer children
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