South American Geography
South American Geography

South American Geography

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A question pack focused on Brazil, Paraguay and more.

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South American Geography Q1

Although Paraguay's economy is afflicted by poverty and an absence of opportunities, what economic activities have flourished due to Paraguay's geographical setting and physical geography?

A

Hydroelectricity

B

Soy bean production

C

Cattle ranching

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

South American Geography Q2

Despite its cultural diversity, residents of Brazil have a strong sense of nationalism and identity. Which of the following overarching cultural forces have helped hold the country together?

A

Portuguese language

B

Catholicism

C

Islam

D

Both A and B

E

None of the above

South American Geography Q3

The continent of South America can be divided into regions by ______________, influenced by early colonial development.

A

ethnic majorities

B

rivers

C

villages

D

climate

E

native minorities

South American Geography Q4

South America was colonized exclusively by which two main Iberian powers?

A

The Netherlands and Great Britain

B

France and Portugal

C

Turkey and Spain

D

Spain and Portugal

E

Spain and France

South American Geography Q5

The Atacama Desert is the driest place on the planet. Which mountain range creates the rain shadow that contributes to the dry conditions?

A

Andes Mountains

B

Atlas Mountains

C

Himalaya Mountains

D

Cascade Mountains

E

Sierra Nevada Mountains

South American Geography Q6

The three main export products of Colombia are illegal drugs, oil, and coffee. Which of the following countries is the largest consumer of all three?

A

Mexico

B

Guatemala

C

The United States

D

Cuba

E

Chile

South American Geography Q7

What are the countries of the Southern Cone, and what has been a major focus of their early development pattern?

A

The countries of the Southern Cone are Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. The major focus of their early development pattern has been agriculture.

B

The countries of the Southern Cone are Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay. The major focus of their early development pattern has been mining.

C

The countries of the Southern Cone are Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. The major focus of their early development pattern has been urbanization.

D

The countries of the Southern Cone are Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. The major focus of their early development pattern has been agriculture.

E

The countries of the Southern Cone are Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. The major focus of their early development pattern has been urbanization.

South American Geography Q8

What are the main economic activities of the Amazon Basin, and what is the main environmental concern due to those activities?

A

The main economic activities are cattle ranching, logging, and mining. The major environmental concern is water pollution.

B

The main economic activities are cattle ranching, logging, and mining. The major environmental concern is deforestation.

C

The main economic activities are cattle ranching, farming, and hydroelectricity. The major environmental concern is water pollution.

D

The main economic activities are farming, logging, and hydroelectricity. The major environmental concern is desertification.

E

None of the above

South American Geography Q9

Which of the following is a benefit of Chile's stable government and growing economy?

A

Inflation has been kept low.

B

Employment has been high.

C

Poverty has been reduced.

D

Foreign investment has increased.

E

All of the above

South American Geography Q10

Which of the following is a cultural sphere of South America?

A

Tropical Plantation Region

B

Rural Amerindian Region

C

Amazon Basin

D

Mixed Mestizo Region

E

All of the above

South American Geography Q11

Which of the following islands has Argentina claimed and battled Great Britain for?

A

Falkland Islands

B

Galapagos Islands

C

Easter Island

D

Robinson Crusoe Island

E

None of the above

South American Geography Q12

Which region of Brazil is one of the most affluent regions, and what activities have led to its wealth?

A

Southwest; agricultural activities

B

West central; mining activities

C

Northeast; tourism

D

South; agricultural activities

E

Amazon basin; mining activities

South American Geography Q13

Although Argentina is politically unstable, how does the country have great potential for economic growth?

A

The country has abundant natural resources.

B

The country has adequate infrastructure.

C

The country has an educated work force.

D

All of the above

E

B and C only

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