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Unit E - Latin America-Video Questions for Programs 14, 15, 16
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TRUE / FALSE Write the word true or false in the blank.
 
1. _______ Guatemala City, the current capital of Guatemala, was once the capital of Spanish Colonialism throughout Middle America.
 
2. _______ Both Mexico and Guatemala struggle with cultural stability due to migration and land tenure.
 
3. _______ In the mid-1960s, two thirds of the arable land in Guatemala was owned by only 3 percent of the population.
 
4. _______ The border between Mexico and Central America is well defined along the boundary with Guatemala.
 
5. _______ The Mayan Indians have a long history of advanced civilizations and great empires.
 
6. _______ The Chilean physical landscape combined with its elongated shape gives the country a variety of microclimates.
 
7. _______ Both Brazil and Chile's populations and histories are tied to European immigrants, primarily from Spain and England.
 
8. _______ The Amazon rainforest is a relatively hardy, homogeneous collection of birds, plants and soils.
 
Multiple Choice - circle the best answer
 
9. The hacienda system of agriculture in both Mexico and Guatemala is oriented toward:
A. subsistence farming
B. export products
C. domestic consumption
D. resource extraction
 
10. In Brazil, it was concluded that smaller pastures' ability to regrow into forests is greater than that of larger pastures because:
A. smaller land parcels don't erode as fast as larger parcels.
B. birds, which spread seeds as they fly, are more likely to stay closer to trees, giving small fields a better chance at regrowth.
C. animals will never return to large open spaces.
D. large amounts of solar radiation cause drying of the soils.
 
11. NAFTA is expected to help the Mexican economy by:
A. increasing wages and stimulating competition.
B. providing trade opportunities for Mexican products.
C. helping to diversify the economy of small towns on the Mesa del Norte.
D. All of the above.
 
12. Most Mexican migrants come from:
A. the empty inland core
B. the coastal areas
C. the South of Mexico
D. All of the above
 
13. Numerous Maquiladoras have located in Monterrey because:
A. high wages keep employees happy
B. the city is close to the U.S. border
C. the city has excellent port facilities
D. All of the above
 
14. Sao Paulo's zone of squatter settlements is:
A. found at the core of the Central Business District.
B. on the periphery of the city.
C. built on land purchased by immigrants.
D. abandoned after seasonal workers return to rural areas.
 
15. Which is one of the leading factors in rural-to-urban migration in both Brazil and Chile?
A. A growing petroleum economy
B. Deforestation
C. Commercial agriculture replacing subsistence agriculture
D. All of the above.