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Geography 2019 Final Exam
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In which system of government does the legislature elect the executive leader of government?
Mexico has a president who is elected by the people. The powers of the central government are restricted and regional authorities retain a degree of self-government. Ultimate power rests with the voters who choose their government representatives. Which of the following terms BEST describes Mexico's form of government today?
In most democratic countries, the government is divided into three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. In Canada, the legislative branch is...
How has the European Union been a benefit to the countries that have joined it?
The exchange of goods among the members have become easier.
A market economy is very different from a command economy. Which of the following is found in a market economy?
Competition and privately owned businesses.
Which of the following best describe the power of a Queen or King in a constitutional Monarchy?
The monarch has limited power.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was designed to promote free trade between the United States,
Canada, and Mexico.
Which economic term best describes using money to earn money?
In the late 1700's, the British government used the colony of Australia as
Prison to which criminals could be sent.
The leader of Parliament in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom is called the...
Which statement BEST describes the goal of Emiliano Zapata and the movement he began?
He wanted to give back the land which had been taken away from the poor peasants.
Why do countries need a way to exchange their currencies?
To be able to trade with other countries own currency.
How did the English colonization of Australia affect the Aborigines?
It resulted in an outbreak of disease, which reduced the Aborigine population.
Which of these led to the end of the Cold War?
The collapse of the Soviet Union.
Which environmental consequence resulted from the Chernobyl disaster?
Radiation polluted the area.
Why do some people in Quebec want independence from Canada?
Quebec's culture is different.
Cuba has a dictatorship, and Brazil has a presidential democracy. How are these countries different from each other?
In Cuba, the head of the government has unlimited power.
What role did Pizarro play in the history of Latin America?
He led a small Spanish force to defeat the Inca Empire.
Why would a country make investments in human capital?
To increase the Gross Domestic Product (GPD).
Which of the following do the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common?
All are monotheistic.
Why is Australia more of a market economy than a command economy?
Consumers determine which goods should be produced.
Toussaint L'Ouverture was a former slave who led a revolt to gain which country's independence from France?
What title should be given to column A? A. Government in which one person possess unlimited power and the citizen has little if any role in the government.
What title should be given to column B? B. Government by the few, sometimes a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt or selfish purposes. The citizen has a very limited role.
What title should be given to column C? C. A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving free elections.
Which poses the greatest threat to the rain forests in Brazil?
Logging in the rain forest.
Which Latin-American country is the only one whose language and culture have been greatly influenced by Portugal, because it was the only colony of Portugal in Latin America?
Which country had the most significant impact on the language and religion of Latin America?
Which country's empire is shaded on the world map above?
Canada gained its independence from Britain by
If a country has a high literacy rate, what would be the most likely assumption to make?
The country's GDP per capita and it's standard of living would also be high.
The African slave Trade grew because European nations wanted the captured Africans
To work on the plantations in their colonies
What country is labeled number 1?
What country is labeled number 2?
What country is labeled number 3?
Who is known as "The liberator" because he led independence movements in the present-day countries of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Bolivia, and Peru?
Miguel Hidalgo led the independence movement in Mexico from which country?
Which country's empire is shaded above on the map above?
Which two countries colonized Canada?
Great Britain and France
What is the name of the region shaded on the map?
Great Victoria Desert
What geographical feature is the arrow pointing to on the map?
Great Barrier Reef
What country was once split into communist and democratic parts but is now reunited?
Adolf Hitler was the leader of which political party?
Which statement best explains that occurred as a result of the Cuban Revolution?
Fidel Castro became president and set up a communist state.
Latin America and the Caribbean are very diverse, culturally blended areas. One reason for this diversity is the
Intermarriage of European settlers and indigenous.
The majority of the people in Quebec speak this language
"?" enables Australia to export goods to distance markets.
One effect of British colonial rule on the Aborigines was
The deaths of many Aborigines from European diseases.
Which statement BEST explains the reason for the beginning of World War I?
Imperialism, military build up, and the colonization of Africa by European countries.
What would be one of the major EFFECTS of the environmental issues in the chart.
Land evacuation and contamination.
Australia has a small amount of government involvement in their economy. However most of the decisions are left up to individuals, and the country has many private businesses. Which end of the economic spectrum would Australia be closer to?
What physical feature is labeled "A"?
What country is labeled "B" on the map?
What mountain range is letter "C"?
Which country is the arrow pointing?
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