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Great Race

A Stack to be Used During the Great Race Question Round

QuestionAnswer
Point to Canada on the map. Answer
Point to the United States on the map. Answer
Point to Mexico on the map. Answer
Point to Guatemala on the map. Answer
Point to Honduras on the map. Answer
Point to Belize on the map. Answer
Point to Nicaragua on the map. Answer
Point to El Salvador on the map. Answer
Point to Costa Rica on the map. Answer
Point to Panama on the map. Answer
Point to Jamaica on the map. Answer
Point to Cuba on the map. Answer
Point to Puerto Rico on the map. Answer
Point to the Dominican Republic on the map. Answer
Point to Haiti on the map. Answer
Point to Colombia on the map. Answer
Point to Venezuela on the map. Answer
Point to French Guiana on the map. Answer
Point to Surinam on the map. Answer
Point to Guyana on the map. Answer
Point to Ecuador on the map. Answer
Point to Brazil on the map. Answer
Point to Chile on the map. Answer
Point to Argentina on the map. Answer
Point to Bolivia on the map. Answer
Point to Uruguay on the map. Answer
Point to Paraguay on the map. Answer
Point to Peru on the map. Answer
What is the name of an ecosystem that is covered in snow for more than half the year and has subsoil that is always frozen? tundra
What is the name of an ecosystem that is a large plain covered mostly by grass? grasslands
What are the grasslands of North America called? prairie
What are the grasslands of South America called? pampa
What is the name of an ecosystem made up of high and steep land forms? mountains
What is the name of an ecosystem that is mostly covered in trees? forest
What is the name for a forest ecosystem that receives exceptionally large amounts of rainfall each year? rainforest
True or False: People living in a desert would most likely farm to meet their need of food. false
True or False: People living in a desert would most likely build their shelter out of trees. false
True or False: People living in a tundra would need clothing that would help keep them warm. true
True or False: People living in a forest would have very little would available to build shelter. false
True or False: People living in a grassland would be able to farm for food. true
What country in the Western Hemisphere is a communist dictatorship? Cuba
What form of government does the U.S. have? presidential democracy form of representative democracy
What form of government does Canada have? parliamentary form of representative democracy
What are the three branches of the U.S. government? executive, legislative, and judicial
What is the job of an executive branch of government? enforce laws
What is the job of a legislative branch of government? make laws
What is the job of a judicial branch of government? explain or interpret laws
Who is the head of the executive branch of the U.S. government? President
Who is the head of the legislative branch of the U.S. government? Congress
Who is the head of the judicial branch of the U.S. government? Supreme Court
What two house make up the U.S. Congress? House of Representatives and Senate
Which form of government has one family making all the decisions and a new family takes over when the leader dies? monarchy
Which form of government has one person making all the decisions including running a command economy? communist dictatorship
Which form of government has three branches that divide the jobs of government and its members are chosen by the people of the country? representative democracy
What word means how a civilization meets its needs and wants. economics
What word means the rareness of something that adds to its value? scarcity
What word means the amount of a good or service that is available? supply
What word means the desire that consumers have for a specific good? demand
Name the basic needs of humans. food, water, clothing, shelter
What type of economy does the United States have? mixed market capitalism
What type of economy does Cuba have? command
Who led the expedition to the Americas in 1492 that resulted in a major turning point in the Western Hemisphere? Christopher Columbus
What war served as a turning point that eventually led to most of the countries of the Western Hemisphere becoming independent of Europe? American Revolution
Who is best known for conquering the Aztecs? Hernan Cortes
Who is best known for conquering the Inca? Francisco Pizarro
What was Christopher Columbus trying to do when he landed in the Americas? looking for a faster route to the Indies (Asia)
What word means a key event or series of events that significantly changes the way of life of a group of people? turning point
What was the main reason the English colonists in America fought a revolution against their own government? taxation without representation
Who led the Mexican revolution against Spain? Miguel Hidalgo
Which two people led the revolutions against Spain in South America? Simon Bolivar and Jose de SanMartin
Who declared Brazil independent from Portugal? Dom Pedro II
Which type of economy has each family providing for its own needs and wants? traditional
Which type of economy has resources owned by individuals with some government regulation? mixed market capitalism
Which type of economy has resources and property owned by the government? command
What was the main effect of the Industrial Revolution as a turning point in the history of the Western Hemisphere? countries with resources switched from traditional to mixed market capitalism economies
What was the main effect of the American Revolution as a turning point in the history of the Western Hemisphere? European monarchies were eliminated in the Western Hemisphere and replaced largely by representative democracies.
Name an effect of the Columbian Exchange. 90% of the indigenous people were killed, European countries colonized the Americas, steal weapons and tools were introduced to the Americas, some new crops were introduced to the Americas
What race are most of the people of Latin America? Mestizo
What form of music originated on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago as a form of communication between the slaves? Calypso
What form of music originated and Jamaica? Reggae
What is the world's most popular sport? soccer
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