North America Quiz
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North America Quiz
North America Human Geography
North America human geography quiz
When did Canada separate from Great Britain?
This U.S. government policy states that European military interference in the WesternHemisphere, including the Caribbean and Latin America, would no longer be acceptable
The Monroe Doctorine
The war with Mexico in 1846 resulted in the annexation of __________.
The U.S. won the Spanish-American War, thus ending Spanish rule in __________.
Cuba and the Philippines
What was the purpose of the North America Act of 1867?
creation of the Dominion of Canada
This is the largest religious group within the United States and Canada
Effectively, the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924 was targeted at __________, as theythen made up most of the migrant population to the U.S.
Southern and Eastern Europeans
Approximately half of current migrants to Canada come from:
This is the largest landowner in the ʺNew Westʺ
The federal government
Which of the following is more stationary?
North American plate
In response to Katrina in 2005, over __________ were evacuated and over __________ deaths occurred.
A recent estimate of the population of the city of New Orleans since 2005 indicates that thepopulation has been reduced by this percent
__________ is a formerly glaciated landscape that contains fertile soils and an abundance oflakes and rivers.
The Interior Lowlands
On the North American continent, the jet stream brings __________ to most of the continent in the winter.
The first inhabitants of North America probably originated in what is today northern__________ and __________.
China and Siberia
Although its inhabitants have diverse origins, North America is considered Europeanizedbecause of the predominance of:
European languages and Christianity
In 1916, the U.S. bought the Virgin Islands from __________.
Most Canadians are of:
The __________ wave of immigration to North America was dominated by large numbers of Irish and German.
The __________ imposed quotas on the numbers of new immigrants who would be allowed toenter the U.S.
The Johnson-Reed Act
By 1990, __________ had become the largest source region of immigrants to the U.S.
Approximately how far from the mainland of the United States is Hawaii?
about 2000 miles
Most Canadians live:
within 200 miles of a U.S. border
Evidence exists that Inuits had trading relations with Norse settlers as early as the __________century A.D.
A high estimate of the number of Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada when the firstEuropeans arrived is:
Over half of Canadian exports go to:
The last of the original colonial possessions to join the Canadian federation in 1949 was:
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine provided a justification for:
intervention in Latin American politics
About 25% of Canadaʹs population is of __________ ancestry.
Most of the Jewish migrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 19th century were from:
Eastern Europe and Russia
Proposition 227 in California in 1998 was intended to prevent:
bilingual education taught in schools
From 1860 to 1920, the predominant migration pattern within the U.S. was:
rural to urban
Between the end of WW II and the early 1980s, the Sunbelt experienced a population increaseof nearly:
What is defined as the withdrawal of investments from activities (and regions) that yield lowrates of profit, in order to reinvest in new activities (and new places)?
The best estimate of the proportion of Americans living in poverty in 2002 is:
1 in 10
Approximately what percentage of Americans have some access to the Internet?
This is the newest territorial division within Canada, occupied by about 20,000 people, mostlyNative Americans.
A federal state is a form of government in which power is allocated to __________.
units of local government within the country
When did the federal government begin playing a more active and direct role in the Americaneconomic and social life?
Late 19th Century
Compared to the United States, Canadaʹs government has been far more inclined to guarantee social welfare.
William Cronon has shown that Europeans saw the natural world they encountered in NorthAmerica much differently from the native peoples.
Canadaʹs path to core status was similar to that of the United States.
Once beyond the Rocky, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade mountains, the moisture gradient risestoward the Pacific.
Southern and Eastern Europeans made up most of the Third Wave of immigration to NorthAmerica.
The Second Wave of immigrants were mostly welcomed with open arms to the United States.
The term ghetto was originally used as describing poor African American neighborhoods.
French is an official language in Canada.
Canada has been very aggressive in its attempt to ward off the invasion of American cultural products.
The gap between rich and poor in the United States is widening.
Superfund sites are locations in the United States officially deemed by the government asextremely polluted and requiring extensive clean up.