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World Geography Ch 7

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

The number of farmers in the United States has increased since the 1950s, reflecting population growth.
 

2. 

Automation has made it easier to produce more goods with fewer workers.
 

3. 

Traffic congestion and automobile pollution are relatively small problems.
 

4. 

The United States spends more on imports than it earns from exports.
 

5. 

More than half of Canadian households subscribe to cable.
 

6. 

Wildfires sometimes help the environment to thrive.
 

7. 

Underground wells and springs are naturally protected from pollutants.
 

8. 

Since the 1980s, both Canada and the United States have improved their air quality.
 

9. 

Pollution controls can restore the habitats of birds and fish.
 

10. 

Individuals cannot reduce air pollution merely by walking or riding bikes.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

11. 

About ____ acres of the United States are devoted to cropland and livestock grazing.
a.
1 million
b.
1 billion
c.
2.5 million
d.
5 million
 

12. 

The Prairie Provinces of Canada and the Great Plains of the United States are often referred to as the ____ of North America.
a.
Wheat Belt
b.
Corn Belt
c.
Dairy Region
d.
Fruit Basket
 

13. 

The United States’ main imports include
a.
paper and cotton fiber.
b.
automobiles, clothing, fuel, and minerals.
c.
seafood and timber products.
d.
grain, beef, and vegetables.
 

14. 

Why does Canada have a trade surplus?
a.
Its small population doesn’t spend large amounts of money on foreign oil and gas.
b.
Canada exports very few natural resources.
c.
Canada exports seafood and timber as well as many of the products that the United States exports.
d.
Canada’s strict regulation of its national budget ensures a surplus.
 

15. 

Which of the following issues became a major concern of the United States in 2001?
a.
pollution
b.
global trade
c.
economic reform
d.
terrorism
 

16. 

Many North American forests and fisheries are dangerously
a.
understaffed.
b.
overharvested.
c.
overmanaged.
d.
overgrown.
 

17. 

Acid rain in the Adirondack Mountains is caused by the burning of coal in
a.
Boston.
b.
the Midwest.
c.
cities within the Adirondack region.
d.
New York City.
 

18. 

At one time ____ seriously polluted Ohio’s Cuyahoga River.
a.
fire
b.
groundwater
c.
toxic industrial chemicals
d.
clear-cutting
 

19. 

Air pollution can kill trees and create ____ lakes.
a.
biologically dead
b.
frozen
c.
dry
d.
dioxidated
 

20. 

The ____ has been established to monitor the environmental effects of NAFTA.
a.
Sierra Club
b.
Environmental Protection Agency
c.
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
d.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
interdependence
b.
surplus
c.
Rust Belt
d.
NAFTA
e.
service industry
 

21. 

trade agreement among Canada, the United States, and Mexico
 

22. 

business relating to government, education, entertainment, health, and tourism
 

23. 

older industrial areas of the Great Lakes and East Coast
 

24. 

every country’s need to exchange technology, money, or raw materials
 

25. 

extra income made during international trade
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
natural resource management
b.
thermal pollution
c.
groundwater
d.
global warming
e.
smog alert
 

26. 

Earth’s rising temperature, often linked with increased pollution
 

27. 

planning for sustainable use of timber, minerals, and wildlife
 

28. 

underground rivers and reservoirs
 

29. 

governmental warning about harmful air quality
 

30. 

heated industrial wastewater that is dumped into cool rivers and lakes
 



 
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