GEOG 200 CH 5

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The major river of Venezuela is the:


Brazil exports large quantities of coffee, orange juice concentrate, and soybeans.


The Incas were true colonizers who conrtibuted much of thier culture to the areas they occupied.


Most of Argentina’s population is clustered in the:


A growth pole is a location where a set of activities, given a start, will expand and generate widening ripples of development in the surrounding area.


Brazil has common borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.


Ecuador’s population is mostly located in the mountainous part of the country.


The part of South American where the dominant ethnic group is European is

the south

In 1982 Argentina fought a war with Britain over:

the Falkland Islands

Argentina’s primate city is:

Buenos Aires

An altiplano is a(n):

high-elevation basin or valley

Bolivia’s capital city functions are divided between two administrative headquarters.


Uruguay’s major farming region lies in the immediate hinterland of the capital, Santiago.


Iquitos is Bolivia’s Atlantic port.


Which landlocked South American country stands to benefit most of the Hindroviawaterway project?


Which of the following political names is most closely associated with Argentina?

Juan Peron

Brazil’s most populous city is______.

Sao Paulo

Argentina’s Pampa subregion contains the vast majority of the country’s population.


Brazil’s automobile industry is based in the Sao Paulo area.


Unlike the Caribbean and North America, Brazil never had a major influx of Africans, so the black component in the population today is minuscule.


Colombia’s coffee growing areas are most often associated with the:

climate zone

The slums and poorest – neighborhoods in the Latin American city model occupy the outer urban ring as well as the least desirable sectors leading away from city center.


Which of the following statements is incorrect?

South America’s population remains concentrated in its interior, although many peripheral locations are growing rapidly.

The language of the Inca state, still spoken in parts of South America, is known as:


The final stage in the evolution of an insurgent state, according to McColl, is the stage of:


Lake Titicaca on the Peru-Bolivia boundary is the highest large lake in the world.


Brazil is the South American country that exhibits the widest income gap.


The control center of the Incan Empire was:


The South American country that contains the northern end of the Andes is:


The dry inland back country in Brazils Northeast is known as the:


Brazils highly successful social program called Bolsa Familia _____.

gives families small amounts of cash to keep their children in school.

The dominant economic activity in Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo Lowland is:

oil produciton

The country that presently administers the Falkland Islands, and which responded to the Argentinean invasion of 1982 by launching a successful military expedition, is ______.

The United Kingdom

South America’s largest city in population size, which surpassed nearby Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, is______.

Sao Paulo

Brazil’s Polonoroeste Plan has called for settlement near the border with:


The pre-Columbian Amerindian empire centered in the northern Andean altiplanos and headquartered at Cuzco, was the _______ civilization.


After independence in 1975, many people in Suriname emigrated to the Netherlands.


South America displays great variety in natural habitats due to its latitudinal extent.


Which of the following countries is landlocked?


Unlike Peru’s coast, Ecuador’s coastland consists of:

fertile tropicle plains

The population of Paraguay is almost universally bilingual in Spanish and Guarani.


The four emerging powers called the BRICs include all but which of the folowing?


Lima, the capital of Peru, is located in one of the most populous basins of the Andes.


Brazils cerrado is one of the world’s most promising areas of agricultural development.


Spanish is spoken throughout South America.


Which of the folowing countries has the most compact territoral shape?


About____ percent of South Americans now live in urban areas.


The desert in the north of Chile is the:


Copper and nitrates are two resources that strongly shaped the economic development of ______ during the past century.


South America’s populaton distribution is mostly close to the continents coast.


Guyana and Suriname have substantial South Asian Indian population sectors.


Guayaquil is the capital of Ecuador.


The leading agricultural activity of the Pampa region is the production of:


Brazil is a federal state; its largest States liein the east and northeast


Lake Maracaibo in Colombia is the focus of the oil industry in that country.


The capital of Brazil before the founding of Brasilia was ______.

Rio de Janeiro

Which of the following cities is not the largest urban center in its country?

Rio de Janeiro

Bolibia is not disadvantaged by being landlocked because it has good river connections to both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.


Which of the following is incorrect?

The Spanish invested significantly in their South American colonies.

Bogota, Colombia’s capital city, is located:

in an Andean basin.

The Spanish territories located closest to centers of viceroyalty power were the first to become independent from Spain during the 1800s. South America gained its independence from Spain.


The initial stage in the evolution of an insurgent state, according to McColl, is the stage of:


Brazil’s Northeast:

was where Brazil’s early plantation economy first developed

Rio de Janeioris the center of Brazil’s:

cultural life

The most populous Brazilian State is:

Sao Paulo

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a city that was not taken over from indigenous peoples, but was founded by the Spanish.


A growth pole is:

a location wehre a set of activities, given a start, will grow, setting off ripples of development in a surrounding area.

The country of Guyana:

was formerly a British colony before independence in 1966

The Itaipu Dam represents the best possible hope for the development of Brazil’s Northeast.


In 1494 a treaty was signed which stipulated that a north-south boundary was to be drawn separating the South American Territories of ___________.

Spain and Portugal

In Ecuador, a regional split has occurred between:

Guayaquil and Quito

Chile’s copper deposits are located closest to which of the following areas:

the Atacama Desert

Which of the following countries is not a member of the Mercosurl trading bloc?


Which of the following counties does not contain a portion of the Amazon Basin?


The cerrado is:

a booming zone of soybean production in Brazil’s Central-West subregion.

Which South American country was most transformed by the forced in-migration of Africans in bondage?


In the Latin American city model, the elite residential sector contains the:

commerical spine

The Peru (Humboldt) Current is:

a cool offshore ocean current conducive to commercial fishing that flows oarallel to the Peruvian coastline

Venezuela and Colombia as compared with the Guianas have:

been more successful in replacing the plantation economy

The best example of an elongated state in South America, and probably the world, is:


The Peru (humboldt Current is:

a cool offshore ocean current conducive to commercial fishing that flows parallel to the peruvian coastline

Belo HOizonte is a major metallurgical center Brazil’s Southeast.


Which of the following countries contains a population whose ethnicity is dominated by Amerindian ancestry?


About 90% of Chile’s population is concentrated in the country’s northern region around the city of Antofagasta.


The South is Brazil’s most European region, where European Languages other than Portuguese still remain in use.


The disamenity sector of the Latin American city model includes:

slum areas

The country that contains the Pampa, the Chaco, and Patagonia is ______.


The Soy Highway heads from Brazil’s interior to the Amazon River.


Middle Chile is a rugged, fjorded region characterized by extreme aridity.


A moderating influence on the Altiplano’s climate is:

Lake Titicaca

The sertao is located in Brazil’s Northeast.


South America’s population distribution is mostly close to the continents coast.


Although Guyana and Suriname were granted independence from Britain and the Netherlands, respectively, the third Guiana continues to be a colony of ______.


Brazil contains the largest Japanese community outside Japan.


The current pattern of settlement of the Brazilian North:

results in the widespread establishment of low-grade land use

The Zone of Maturity in the Latin American city model contains the best housing outside the spine.


Which of the following statements is false?

Brazil s population is one of the fastest growing in the world.

Which of the following associations is correct?

Montevideo and Paraguay

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