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Which city did the International Olympic Committee select to host the 2016 Olympics?
a) Sao Paulo b) Brasilia c) Rio de Janiero d) Cancun
What does Rio de Janiero plan to do to the dangerous favelas that surround the city?
a) not allow anyone to enter or leave these locations b) completely tear down these locations, leaving millions homeless c) tear down and rebuild in these locations d) build some venues in these locations to improve their economies
Brazil is the foremost or leading, global producer of what?
a) copper b) coffee c) bananas d) llamas
What types of improvements come to the countries that host the Olympics Games?
a) new buildings are built b) athletes and tourists from around the world flood a host city and spend money c) billions watch the Olympics on Television d) all of these
Which of the following industries contributes to Brazil's economy?
a) agriculture b) forestry c) ranching d) all of these
What is the most profitable economic activity in Peru?
a) agriculture b) mining c) tourism d) manufacturing
Why do widely scattered parts of the world have similar climates?
a) because they have similar longitudes either east or west of the equator b) because they have similar latitudes either north or south of the equator c) because they have similar elevations above sea level d) because they have similar landscapes (mountains, deserts, etc...)
What new crop became profitable in the 1980s for Argentina?
a) corn b) coffee c) soybeans d) asparagus
Chile enjoys a temperate climate that supports an extensive agriculture industry.
a) True b) False c) d)
What is the humid zone in the east Pampas where agriculture abounds?
a) Dry Pampas b) Wet Pampas c) Llanos d) Andes Zone
What is South America's main crop growing region?
a) the Pampas b) the Llanos c) the Andes d) the Amazon River Basin
Where does Cattle grazing takes place in the west Pampas?
a) Dry Pampas b) Wet Pampas c) Llanos d) Andes zone
How much larger in millions of people was the city of Sao Pualo, Brazil in 2010 than it was in 1950?
a) 2 million people b) 18 million people c) 50 million people d) 100 million people
Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian are known as Romance languages because they all come from Greek.
a) True b) False c) d)
What are slums called in Brazil?
a) favelas b) outskirts c) brasarios d) pampas
Which city in Brazil is a cultural and industrial center in South America?
a) Brasilia b) Lima c) Sao Paulo d) Bolivia
Today, Brazil is poised to be a global leader in the production of what?
a) oil b) biofuel c) propane d) smart phones
Which of the following is an example of a product manufactured in Brazil?
a) computers b) electronic devices c) steel d) all of these
Cattle ranching is a big business in Brazil with poultry and leather being export products from this business.
a) True b) False c) d)
South America has so many different languages because
a) it has hundreds of different countries b) its has many isolated indigenous groups c) several European countries ruled over different parts of the continent d) none of these
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