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CMS6-Unit 5 Test Rev

CMS6-Unit 5-Latin America Today Test Review

Latin America is ethnically diverse because of a blending of Indigenous Americans, Europeans, and Africans
Which country had the most significant impact on the language and religion of Latin America? Spain
As with any small island country, Cuba has fewer natural resources than countries such as Brazil. This affects their trade in that Cuba Needs to import more products
Latin America and the Caribbean are very diverse, culturally blended areas. One reason for this diversity is the intermarriage of European settlers and indigenous peoples
The following is the most valuable natural resource for both Mexico and Venezuela is oil
The relationship between the literacy rate and standard of living in Latin America is The higher the literacy rate the higher the standard of living
Spain colonized many countries in Latin America. How is Spain's influence still seen in these countries today? Most of the people in these countries speak Spanish and are Roman Catholic
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 the region? Brazil
You are part of a small group of wealthy landowning families that holds all of the political power in your nation. This small group makes all political decisions for your country.Which form of government do you have? Oligarchic
Cuba does not permit freedom of choice in elections and only the Communist Party is permitted. Cuba has a dictatorship in which power is held by one central authority. What type of government would Cuba be classified as? unitary
The government of Brazil has a national government and 26 state governments, each with some reserved powers and shared powers. What type of government would Brazil be classified as? federal
As the leader of your political party, you were chosen to be the head of government by your co-workers in the legislature. Which form of government do you have? parliamentary
Which best describes how a parliamentary democracy differs from a presidential democracy? The head of the government is a member of the legislature.
The leader of the Parliament in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom is called the prime minister
In which system of government does the legislature elect the executive leader of the government? parliamentary democracy
All citizens participate equally in which type of government? Democracy
Which type of government would most likely abolish all opposing political parties, the direct election of leaders, and free speech? autocratic
What is a basic way citizens of a democratic nation can influence the government? voting
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. Which of term BEST describes Mexico's form of government today? Federal Republic
Cuba is an example of a type of government in which a ruler or small group has absolute power and is not restricted by a constitution or laws? dictatorship
Cuba has a type of government in which the ruler has absolute power and is not restricted by a constitution, laws, or the citizens. Name the type of government. Dictatorship
The members of the guerilla movement that protests the mistreatment of the poor native people of the Mexican state of Chiapas are known as Zapatistas
A lasting impact of the Cuban Revolution has been Less political freedom for Cubans
The leader of the successful 1959 Cuban revolution who was the leader of Cuba for almost 50 years was Fidel Castro
Use an outline map to identify selected physical features and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Amazon River,Caribbean Sea,Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico,Panama Canal,Andes Mountains,Sierra Madre Oriental Sierra Madre Occidental,Atacama Desert, Atlantic Ocean,Bolivia,Brazil,Colombia, Cuba,Haiti,Mexico,Panama, and Venezuela
Created by: jpkelley on 2012-11-25

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