1. In the United States, as of 2009, which of the following was the largest and fastest-growing immigrant group?
B. Western Europeans
D. Eastern Europeans and Russians
2. Regarding tropical rainforests, the term evapotranspiration refers to the fact that
A. deforestation causes a loss of soil fertility due to water evaporation.
B. deforestation causes a decline in atmospheric oxygen.
C. trees absorb carbon dioxide and “exhale” oxygen.
D. the humidity of rain forests can produce local and regional precipitation.
3. The only Central American country with a long history of democratic government is
D. Costa Rica.
1. Which of the following is the primary subsistence crop in Latin America?
2. Among the northern Andean countries strongly involved in the illegal coca and drug trade, __________ is now the predominant coca producer.
3. On Caribbean islands with mountains, the windward slopes facing the trade winds force air upward, causing rainfall. As a result, areas immediately to the leeward of the mountains have a microclimate with sparse precipitation called a/an
B. rain shadow.
C. drought shadow.
D. slope shadow.
1. The Alternative for the Americas agreement of the early 2000s is primarily aimed at
A. inviting foreign investment from Asia.
B. creating a Latin American Union.
C. excluding the United States from Latin America.
D. improving ties with the European Union.
2. In the post-industrial era, an edge city is a/an
A. urbanized development that is an extension of a megalopolis.
B. large suburban development mainly occupied by commuters.
C. merger of several residential suburbs into one entity.
D. complex of warehouses, shopping malls, and offices located along traffic routes
3. Which of the following statements about Southern South America is true?
A. The Argentine economy was devastated by the end of 2001 due to multiple factors.
B. Influence of Roman Catholicism has sharply declined in Argentina.
C. Uruguay has the lowest level of urbanization of any mainland Latin American country.
D. Paraguay is the smallest country of the subregion
1. What allowed the Khmer kingdom to became great?
A. Ability to produce excess rice and export it
B. Ability to conquer other lands
C. Technological advances
D. Abundant mineral resources
2. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the Song Dynasty had all of the following characteristics except
A. a booming economy.
B. an environment favorable to the arts.
C. equal status for men and women.
D. increasing food production.
3. Which group forced the Chinese to acknowledge their claim to the mandate of heaven and sign a treaty in 1127 C.E.?
The economic security of the Inca Empire was based on
A. extensive trade with the Aztec Empire.
B. a horizontal compilation of terra firma.
C. intensive maize farming.
D. environmental diversity.
The Khmer city of Angkor was laid out to evoke
A. the greatness of the Khmer regime.
B. the rhythms of the seasons and of the natural world.
C. the power of the new Muslim ruler of the Khmer people.
D. ideas of the divine design of the world.
The most important outcome of the Mongol peace was the
A. establishment of a stable, coherent government across Eurasia.
B. transfer of goods and technology from the East to the West.
C. spread of Western ideas to the East.
D. spread of Islam.