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World Geography Ch 9

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

1. 

Very few Latin Americans move away from region in which they were born.
 

2. 

Most large Latin American cities have a declining population.
 

3. 

In the past, Europeans, Africans, and Asians migrated to Latin America in large numbers.
 

4. 

Many immigrants to Latin American cities end up living in poverty.
 

5. 

All Latin Americans speak Spanish.
 

6. 

Hand-woven textiles from the Andes reflect Inca traditions.
 

7. 

Since the colonial era, there has been a mixing of religions throughout Latin America.
 

8. 

The quality of education is basically the same throughout Latin America.
 

9. 

The most popular sport in Latin America is baseball.
 

10. 

Most Latin Americans have a strong sense of family.
 

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

11. 

Africans first came to Latin America
a.
during the early 1900s, as migrant laborers.
b.
in the 1500s, by force.
c.
during the late 1800s, exploring for gold.
d.
before any other group crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
 

12. 

The largest part of the Latin American population
a.
lives in the Andes.
b.
has migrated to Mexico’s urban areas.
c.
moves every year.
d.
lives along the coasts of South America.
 

13. 

Which statement about the island of Barbados is accurate?
a.
Barbados has the highest population density in the Caribbean.
b.
Barbados is famous for its potato crop.
c.
Barbados is larger than Brazil.
d.
Barbados is very sparsely populated.
 

14. 

The people of Latin America are
a.
primarily of European descent.
b.
primarily of Latin descent.
c.
a mixture of many different ethnic groups.
d.
a mixture of Asian and European ethnic groups.
 

15. 

Many Latin Americans are ____, speaking two languages.
a.
bilingual
b.
indigenous
c.
patois
d.
migrating
 

16. 

Which of the following statements about tomatoes is accurate?
a.
Tomatoes were brought to Latin America by the Spanish.
b.
Tomatoes cannot be grown in Latin America.
c.
Tomatoes were introduced to Europe from Latin America.
d.
Tomatoes came from Asia to Latin America.
 

17. 

In 1521 Hernán Cortés
a.
conquered the Inca in South America.
b.
sailed around the tip of South America.
c.
defeated the Aztec in Bolivia.
d.
claimed Mexico for Spain and defeated the Aztec.
 

18. 

The Maya are remembered today for
a.
sailing the Atlantic Ocean.
b.
their skill in mathematics and astronomy.
c.
their farming techniques.
d.
dominating the lands from present-day Ecuador to Chile.
 

19. 

The first European colonies in the Americas were
a.
free of the diseases found in Europe.
b.
allowed to rule themselves.
c.
sources of wealth for their home countries.
d.
abandoned soon after conquests were made.
 

20. 

In the late 1700s, many wealthy European colonists
a.
wanted self-rule.
b.
petitioned to be allowed to return to their homeland.
c.
felt that they should return their lands to Native Americans.
d.
moved to the southern tip of South America.
 

21. 

In most Latin American families, godparents
a.
are chosen only from among a child’s uncles and aunts.
b.
usually are present at the birth of their godchildren.
c.
are concerned with the religious and moral training of their godchildren.
d.
are appointed by God.
 

22. 

During the 1900s Latin American artists
a.
mixed African, European, and Native American traditions.
b.
were not concerned with political themes.
c.
refused to paint historic scenes.
d.
stopped working in protest of governmental policies.
 

23. 

Latin American health care
a.
is free for almost everyone.
b.
gets worse each year because the increasing population drains medical resources.
c.
is run by country governments.
d.
is better in countries with higher standards of living.
 

24. 

It is believed that Protestantism became popular in Latin America during the late 1900s because it
a.
offered better churches.
b.
gave laypeople a major role in religious life.
c.
had originated in Europe.
d.
accepted Native American religions as part of its doctrine.
 

25. 

Diego Rivera is one of the Mexican artists who
a.
satirized the lower classes in Mexico.
b.
painted only landscapes.
c.
created huge murals of historical events.
d.
are not known outside of their native countries.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

26. 

The Aztec introduced ____________________, a staple food in their diet, to Europe.
 

 

27. 

To keep soil from washing away, the Inca cut ____________________ into steep slopes.
 

 

28. 

When diseases reduced the numbers of Native Americans who could work, colonists imported African workers as ____________________.
 

 

29. 

Dictators in Latin America usually had the backing of the ____________________ and wealthy landowners.
 

 

30. 

The Inca used llamas and alpacas as sources of ____________________.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
population density
b.
Native American dialects
c.
Mexican Highlands, urban coastal areas of South America
d.
migration
e.
Mexico City
 

31. 

places where most Native Americans live today
 

32. 

K´iche´, Tupi-Guarani, and Quechua
 

33. 

largest megacity in Latin America
 

34. 

number of people who live in a specific area, such as a square mile
 

35. 

the movement of people within a country
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Rigoberta Menchú
b.
François Toussaint-Louverture
c.
Fidel Castro
d.
Vicente Fox
e.
Simón Bolívar
 

36. 

Venezuelan revolutionary leader
 

37. 

spokesperson for Guatemala’s Maya Native Americans
 

38. 

communist leader of Cuba after 1959
 

39. 

leader of a revolt against European rule in Haiti
 

40. 

Mexico’s president who defeated the PRI
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
samba
b.
Carnival
c.
condomblé
d.
machismo
e.
Roman Catholicism
 

41. 

African-based religion found in Brazil
 

42. 

Spanish and Portuguese tradition of male supremacy
 

43. 

official religion of the Spanish colonies
 

44. 

musical style found in Brazil
 

45. 

best-known festival in Latin America
 



 
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