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5/13/2012 - SS Final Exam

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What are mestizos?
Mestizos are people who have mixed parents. For example, Spanish and American Indian
In what part of the world would you find mestizos?
Mexico, Central and South America, Carribean
What does EU stand for?
European Union
How has the EU contributed to trade throughout Europe?
There are fewer economic and political barriers now.
What type of government does Brazil have?
Federal
What type of government does Canada have?
Constitiutional
What type of government does UK have?
Constitutional Monarchy
What type of government does Australia have?
Federal Parliamentary
What type of government does Mexico have?
Federal Republic
Give 5 examples of natural resources.
oil, coal, gold, silver, cotton
Great Britain once sent who to Australia?
prisoners
Name 1 trade barrier in Australia.
distance from other nations makes it more expensive to trade internationally.
How did the fall of communism, people wanting freedom and inefficient command economies influence European government after WWII?
Authoritarian governments became more Democratic.
Why is Australia's economy considered a market economy?
People can start their own businesses.
What are the three major religions that are practiced in Europe?
Christianity, Islam, Judism
In which country would you find the Sierra Madre Mountains?
Mexico
What is a similarity between Presidential and Parliamentary democracies?
In both, people can vote.
What is the leader called in a Presidential Democracy?
President
What is the leader called in a Parlimentary Democracy?
Prime Minister
Canada - Presidential Democracy or Parliamentary Democracy?
Parliamentary Democracy
UK - Presidential Democracy or Parliamentary Democracy?
Presidental Democracy
Australia - Presidential Democracy or Parliamentary Democracy?
Parliamentary Democracy
Mexico - Presidential Democracy or Parliamentary Democracy?
Presidental Democracy
Why do the economies of some Eastern European nations struggle today?
Years of communism have weakened their economies
What forms a natural boudary between France and Spain?
Pyrenees Mountains
What is one of the biggest enviornmental concerns of Brazil?
Deforestation of the Amazon Rain Forest
Which is the official language of Canada, Austrailia and the UK?
English
Which prvince in Canada has voted on seceding to become its own country in the recent past? Why?
Quebec, French heritage
What mountain system runs through Switzerland into France?
Alps
Which European explorer navigated the St. Lawrence River?
Samuel De Champlain
What kind of economies does Canada have?
mixed
What kind of economies does Russia have?
mixed
What kind of economies does France have?
mixed
What kind of economies does Australia have?
mixed
What kind of economies does Cuba have?
command
What kind of economies does Germany have?
mixed
What kind of economies does UK have?
mixed
What kind of economies does Brazil have?
mixed
The Great Lakes have helped which two countries thrive economically?
US and Canada
Which nation profited greatly from the Dutch East India Company?
Netherland
Factories, machines, and technology are examples of what?
Capital Resources
In which part of Canada do most Canadians live?
Southern
What type of government does Canada have?
parlimentary
Nations that are more economically developed tend to have higher what?
literacy rate
What is one example of the strong ties between the UK and Canada?
honor British monarch
Aboriginal religion tended to revolve around what?
nature
Countries that invest a great deal in educating their citizens usually have a higher what?
GDP (gross domestic product)
How do the Alps and Pyrenees Mountains impact climate?
they help shield Arctic winds making southern europe warmer than northern europe
What impact did the War of 1812 have on Canada's independence?
Unity produced by the War of 1812 and opposition to immigrants from Great Britain
What body of water lies between Great Britain and Norway?
North Sea
What are some of the problems faced by the Aborigines fo Australia today?
poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime
Give three examples of natural trade barriers.
mountains, wide oceans, rainforests
Government policies that limit trade are called what?
political barriers
A revolutionary group of people based in Mexico are the what?
zapatistas
Name 3 of the environmental issues of Latin America today.
deforestation, oil pollution, air pollution
What happened in Chernobyl, Ukraine back in 1986?
Thousands of people died after a nuclear reactor exploded.
Who was the leader of the Cuban Revolution?
Fidel Castro
What is a mulatto?
European and African Mixed
Which country has the largest economy in Europe?
Germany
Name the three ancient civilizations we studied from Latin America?
Mayas, Incas, Aztese
What are missionaries?
Priests and teacher who go to foreign lands to spread faith
Spain and Portugal are the two countries located on the ________ Peninsula
Iberian
Why is the Mediterranean coast such a desirable place to live?
Because of teh warm climate
What are two of the benfits of the member nations of the European Union?
People can travel more freely and easier and more trades
What are two envionmental concerns of Canada?
water pollution in the great lakes
In which government system does the national government have all the power?
Unitary
What independent territory in Italy is ruled by the Roman Catholic Church?
Vadican City
T or F - Australia's culture is very westernized
FALSE
Which country established the first colony in Canada?
England
Who holds MOST of the executive power in Australia's government?
Prime Minister
Who was Prince Henry the Navigator?
Brought schools of navigation
Do most European countries have high or low literacy rates?
high
An economy with little government regulation and allows for private ownership of businesses is called a what?
market
Items taht you spend money on are called what?
products
John buys a new business with borrowed money. What did John use to buy the business?
credit