1. The two leading language groups in Canada are: A) English and Spanish *B) English and French C) English and Canadian D) Canadian and French E) French and Spanish
*B) English and French
2. The physiographic region called the Canadian Shield: *A) is the geologic core of North America B) is an intermontane zone C) consists of extensive mountainous terrain D) is bordered on the west by the Appalachian Mountains E) is also known as the Arctic Coastal Plain
*A) is the geologic core of North America
3. Which of the following States contains territory located in the Intermontane Basin and Plateau physiographic province? A) Wisconsin B) Texas C) Pennsylvania *D) Nevada E) New York
4. The Great Lakes' main outlet to the sea is the: A) Mississippi River *B) St. Lawrence River C) Erie Canal D) Columbia River E) Ther is no outlet to the sea
*B) St. Lawrence River
5. A continental climate is most likely to be found in: A) Maine B) Oregon C) Florida D) Hawai'i *E) Kansas
6. The people called Native Americans in the U.S. are called __________ in Canada. A) Native Canadians B) Indians C) Aboriginals D) Saskatchewans *E) First Nations
*E) First Nations
7. Which city is not part of the American Manufacturing Belt? A) Chicago B) Pittsburgh *C) Kansas City D) Toronto E) New York
*C) Kansas City
8. Which of the the North American regions is located only in the United States?A) The Continental Interior B) The Maritime Northeast *C) The South D) The Pacific Hinge E) The Northern Frontier
*C) The South
9. The development of America's multimodal pattern of urban development initially started ________ . A) at the beginning of the 21st centrury B) during the Industrial Revolution *C) after World War II D) at the beginning of the 20th century E) during the 1980s
*C) after World War II
10. The Southwest Region has the largest cluster of _________. A) Asians B) African-Americans *C) Hispanics D) Native Americans E) European-Americans
11. Which U.S. State contains the largest number of Asians? A) Texas B) New York C) Illinois D) Oregon *E) California
*****12. Washington is to the United States as _________ is to Canada.
A) Winnipeg B) Toronto C) Ottawa D) Vancouver E) Montreal
13. The rain-shadow effect is felt most strongly in which physiographic province of North America? A) The Rocky Mountains B) the Gulf-Atlantic Plain C) The Interior Lowlands *D) The Great Plains E) The Canadian Shield
*D) The Great Plains
14. The information economy embodies the ____________ sector of a nation's economy. A) primary B) secondary C) tertiary *D) quaternary E) quinary
15. Which of the following is a major natural gas producing State? A) Wisconsin B) New York C) Florida *D) Texas E) Arizona
16. Which province in Canada has significant coal deposits? A) Ontario B) Yukon Territory C) Manitoba *D) Alberta E) Quebec
17. Which region of North America contains the most important agricultural area of the this realm? *A) The Continental Interior B) The Western Frontier C) The Southwest D) The Northern Frontier E) North American's Historic Core
*A) The Continental Interior
18. Which of the following administrative units was created in the late 1990s as a result of a major aboriginal land claim? A) Newfoundland B) Yukon C) Alaska *D) Nunavut E) Quebec
19. Montreal and the lower course of the St. Lawrence Seaway are located in the Canadian province of ________. A) British Columbia B) Alberta C) Nova Scotia *D) Quebec E) Ontario
20. Canada's largest city on the Pacific Ocean is: A) Montreal B) Toronto C) Ottawa *D) Vancouver E) Calgary
21. Which of the following is one of Canada's Atlantic Provinces? *A) New Brunswick B) British Columbia C) Nunavut D) Quebec E) Alberta
*A) New Brunswick
22. Which of the following is one of Canada's Prairie Provinces? A) Nova Scotia B) British Columbia *C) Manitoba D) Newfoundland and Labrador E) Prince Edward Island
23. The majority of Candaians live ____________________. A) in the western provinces *B) close to the US border C) in the martitime provinces D) in Ontario E) in Quebec
*B) close to the US border
24. Devolutionary forces in Canada are strongest in _______. A) Nunavut B) Nova Scotia C) Newfoundland D) British Columbia *E) Quebec
25. The two European powers that fought over control of the territory that became Canada were the: A) French and Russians B) British and Russians *C) French and British D) Dutch and Spanish E) Spanish and Portuguese
*C) French and British
26. Cross-border linkages to the U.S. in Quebec are most strongly developed with the State of: A) Ohio *B) Maine C) New York D) Michigan E) Massachusetts
*****27. Examples of technopoles include all but which of the following. A) Detroit's suburbs B) Suburban Washington, DC C) Silicon Valley D) Route 128 near Boston E) Austin, Texas
28. Northern New England is tied culturally and economically to: A) Quebec *B) Atlantic Canada C) British Columbia D) St. Lawrence Valley E) metropolitan Montreal
*B) Atlantic Canada
29. Which of the following is not part of North America's leading Francophone area? A) southern Quebec B) northern New Brunswick C) northernmost New Hampshire *D) southern Louisiana E) metropolitan Montreal
*D) southern Louisiana
30. Canada's large cluster of Francophones in New Brunswick is known as the A) Cajuns B) First Nations *C) Acadians D) Old Brunswickers E) Prince Edward Islanders
31. Ethanol production is mostly likely found in_____. A) The Pacific hing B) The Western Frontier *C) The Continental Interior D) The South E) North America's Historic Core
*C) The Continental Interior
32. The North American region that has undergone the most change in recent decades is: *A) the South B) North America's Historic Core C) the Pacific Hinge D) The Western Frontier E) French Canada
*A) the South
33. The North American region with the greatest disparity in income between rich and poor is: *A) the South B) the Maritime Northeast C) the Southwest D) New England/Atlantic Provinces E) the Western Frontier
*A) the South
34. The Southwest is a tricultural region comprised of: A) blacks, whites, and Native Americans B) Mexicans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians *C) Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos D) Mexicans, Native Americans, and First Nations E) none of the above
*C) Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos
35. Which of the following cities is not part of the Southwest's booming growth triangle? A) Dallas B) San Antonio C) Fort Worth *D) Phoenix E) Houston
36. Which of the following conurbations is one of the realm's most productive post-industrial complexes? A) Phoenix-Tucson *B) Dallas/Fort Worth-Houston-San Antonio C) Boston-Washington D) Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach E) Atlanta-Charlotte-Greensboro
*B) Dallas/Fort Worth-Houston-San Antonio
37. The fastest-growing large metropolitan area in the U.S. is: A) Detroit *B) Las Vegas C) Atlanta D) Boston E) St. Louis
*B) Las Vegas
38. Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and western Colorado are all part of the: *A) Western Frontier B) Continental Interior C) Northern Frontier D) Southwest E) Pacific Hinge
*A) Western Frontier
39. Which of the following cities is not located in the Western Frontier region? A) Las Vegas, Nevada *B) Phoenix, Arizona C) Denver, Colorado D) Salt Lake City, Utah E) Boise, Idaho
*B) Phoenix, Arizona
40. The North American region that is the largest and the least densely settled is the: *A) Northern Frontier B) Continental Interior C) Maritime Northeast D) Southwest E) Western Frontier
*A) Northern Frontier
41. The North American region in which First Nations have the greatest interest is: *A) Northern Frontier B) Continental Interior C) Maritime Northeast D) Southwest E) Western Interior
*A) Northern Frontier
42. Mormonism is mostly found in the A) Northern Frontier B) Continental Interior C) Maritime Northeast D) Southwest *E) Western Frontier
*E) Western Frontier
43. Alaska belongs to the region known as the: A) Southwest B) Continental Interior C) Maritime Northeast *D) Northern Frontier E) Pacific Hinge
*D) Northern Frontier
44. Technological breakthroughs now allow for the major exploitation of which of the following Albertan resources? *A) tar sands B) diamonds C) hydroelectric power D) spring wheat E) ethanol
*A) tar sands
45. The North Slope of Alaska contains large quantities of: A) tar sands B) diamonds C) coal *D) oil E) cattle
46. The major mountain range of the Pacific Northwest is the: A) Rockies B) Sierra Nevada C) Black Hills *D) Cascades E) Wasatch
47. Vancouver is the most Asianized metropolis in North America. A) Denver *B) Vancouver C) Seattle D) New York E) Chicago
48. Canada's population is growing as quickly as that in the US.
49. Both Canada and the US exhibit a high degree of cultural pluralism
50. Physically homogeneous regions are called physiographic provinces.
51. The intermontane region of North America is found in eastern Canada.
52. Yearly temperature ranges are much larger where continentality prevails
53. The rain shadow effect has its greatest influence on the climate of Los Angeles and other Pacific-bordering cities.
54. The natural vegetation where rainfall is less than 20 inches per year is forest.
55. The predominant religion in the South is Roman Catholicism.
56. Americans are more religious than the rest of the Western world.
57. African Americans constitute about 25 percent of the U.S. population.
58. Most Americans today are employed in the primary sector of the economy.
59. A technopole is an urban area that emphasizes traditional industry.
60. Like the U.S., Canada is a federal state.
61. Nunavut is a new aboriginal province in northern Quebec.
62. Quebec successfully seceded from Canada in 2007.
63. The Canadian Shield is a highland geological feature that has almost no natural resources.
64. New England has a strong cultural and economic affinity with the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
65. Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's easternmost province.
66. Wheat farming is, in general, located to the west of corn farming in the U.S.
67. The population of the Continental Interior is in decline.
68. Increasing numbers of Hispanics are found throughout the South.
69. Miami is the 'Gateway to Latin America.'
70. Alaska is located in the western Frontier region.
71. The Western Frontier includes the States of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and western
72. The Las Vegas area is the fastest growing part of the Northern Frontier.
73 The Northern Frontier is the largest region in North America.
74. The Canadian Shield is located in the Northern Frontier.
75. The Northern Frontier has significant quantities of raw materials, including oil
76. California is the most populous State in the U.S.
77. Unlike much of the rest of the western half of the U.S., most the Pacific Hinge region has adequate rainfall
78. The San Andreas Fault is located in California
79. Vancouver is the most Asianized metropolis in North America.
80. The northward extension of the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the states of Oregon and Washington are called the ______ Mountains.
81. The most widespread natural vegetation in Arid America, where annual precipitation is less than 50 centimeters (20 inches), is ___________.
82. The westernmost and largest of the five Great Lakes is Lake __________.
83. The main outlet to the sea for the Great Lakes is the __________ River.
84. The four 'corner' cities of the American Manufacturing Belt are: Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Milwaukee, and _________.
85. Secondary economic activities involve jobs in the ___________ sector, which is engaged in the transformation of raw materials into finished products.
86. The three leading fossil fuels are petroleum (oil), natural gas, and ______.
87. The only U.S. State that lies within the Northern Frontier region is _____.
88. Montreal and the lower course of the St. Lawrence River are located in the Canadian province of ________.