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What is the name of the eastern mountain range in Peru? (Because of it, most people live on the Western Coast.)
a) Rocky Mountains b) Andes Mountains c) The Himalayas d) The Sierras
Most countries in South America are considered economically developed. One reason shy many South American countries limit the power of government is in order to-
a) so that their leaders can retain the power b) promote economic freedoms c) so the people do not make bad economic decisions d) to limit human rights
What cultural trait distinguishes Brazil from most other South American countries?
a) Language b) Religion c) Government d) Economy
Enslaved Africans that were brought to South America for work were also responsible for the cultural diffusion of many new popular forms of ...
a) government styles b) religions c) languages d) dance, food, and music
How did colonists change the character of the South American region?
a) Religion and language patterns changed significantly. b) They became friends with the native Incas. c) They adopted the religious practices of the indigenous people. d) They became friends with the Incas.
The colonial powers of Spain and Portugal were considered unlimited governments. In what way did these unlimited governments engage in an abuse of human rights?
a) They changed the language of South America. b) They spread their religion (Roman Catholicism) in South America. c) They spread slavery to South America. d) They advocated human rights.
What is one thing that the Columbian Exchange introduced to South America?
a) cattle ranching b) avocados c) government d) religion
What country colonized Brazil?
a) France b) England c) Portugal d) The United States
Which technological innovation gave Spanish conquistadors an advantage against the indigenous (native) populations of South America?
a) Medicine b) Firearms and Weapons c) Ships d) Shoes
What is the name of the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire?
a) Francisco Pizzaro b) Christopher Columbus c) Barack Obama d) Magellan
Because the Andes Mountains are located along the Eastern border of Peru and Chile -
a) the people live in the east b) most people live along the west coast c) no one is allowed to cross borders d) there are no resources available in the region
What country does the Amazon River basin primarily cover?
a) Bolivia b) Brazil c) Chile d) Peru
What geographic feature helps Peru and Chile to protect their eastern boundary?
a) Atlantic Ocean b) Pacific Ocean c) Amazon River d) Andes Mountains
Which country did the Dirty War take place in?
a) Brazil b) Peru c) Argentina d) Venezuela
The Dirty War demonstrates the power of unlimited government, because -
a) citizens' rights were protected b) people's rights to protest were taken away c) military and police had more power d) the environment was damaged
The Mothers of the Disappeared thought -
a) it is important to have unlimited government b) the power of government should be limited to limit possible human rights abuses c) we should have military take-overs if people do not like the government d) it is best to allow the government to make all business decisions
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