North America Quiz

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  1. When did Canada separate from Great Britain?
    1867
  2. 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
  3. The war with Mexico in 1846 resulted in the annexation of __________.
    Texas
  4. The U.S. won the Spanish-American War, thus ending Spanish rule in __________.
    Cuba and the Philippines
  5. What was the purpose of the North America Act of 1867?
    creation of the Dominion of Canada
  6. This is the largest religious group within the United States and Canada
    Roman Catholics
  7. 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
  8. Approximately half of current migrants to Canada come from:
    Asia
  9. This is the largest landowner in the ʺNew Westʺ
    The federal government
  10. Which of the following is more stationary?
    North American plate
  11. In response to Katrina in 2005, over __________ were evacuated and over __________ deaths occurred.
    1,000,000/1,500
  12. A recent estimate of the population of the city of New Orleans since 2005 indicates that thepopulation has been reduced by this percent
    64%
  13. __________ is a formerly glaciated landscape that contains fertile soils and an abundance oflakes and rivers.
    The Interior Lowlands
  14. On the North American continent, the jet stream brings __________ to most of the continent in the winter.
    precipitation
  15. The first inhabitants of North America probably originated in what is today northern__________ and __________.
    China and Siberia
  16. Although its inhabitants have diverse origins, North America is considered Europeanizedbecause of the predominance of:
    European languages and Christianity
  17. In 1916, the U.S. bought the Virgin Islands from __________.
    Denmark
  18. Most Canadians are of:
    British ancestry
  19. The __________ wave of immigration to North America was dominated by large numbers of Irish and German.
    First
  20. The __________ imposed quotas on the numbers of new immigrants who would be allowed toenter the U.S.
    The Johnson-Reed Act
  21. By 1990, __________ had become the largest source region of immigrants to the U.S.
    Mexico
  22. Approximately how far from the mainland of the United States is Hawaii?
    about 2000 miles
  23. Most Canadians live:
    within 200 miles of a U.S. border
  24. Evidence exists that Inuits had trading relations with Norse settlers as early as the __________century A.D.
    10th A.D.
  25. A high estimate of the number of Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada when the firstEuropeans arrived is:
    18 million
  26. Over half of Canadian exports go to:
    United States
  27. The last of the original colonial possessions to join the Canadian federation in 1949 was:
    Newfoundland
  28. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine provided a justification for:
    intervention in Latin American politics
  29. About 25% of Canadaʹs population is of __________ ancestry.
    French
  30. Most of the Jewish migrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 19th century were from:
    Eastern Europe and Russia
  31. Proposition 227 in California in 1998 was intended to prevent:
    bilingual education taught in schools
  32. From 1860 to 1920, the predominant migration pattern within the U.S. was:
    rural to urban
  33. Between the end of WW II and the early 1980s, the Sunbelt experienced a population increaseof nearly:
    98%
  34. 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)?
    creative destruction
  35. The best estimate of the proportion of Americans living in poverty in 2002 is:
    1 in 10
  36. Approximately what percentage of Americans have some access to the Internet?
    50%
  37. This is the newest territorial division within Canada, occupied by about 20,000 people, mostlyNative Americans.
    Nunavut
  38. A federal state is a form of government in which power is allocated to __________.
    units of local government within the country
  39. When did the federal government begin playing a more active and direct role in the Americaneconomic and social life?
    Late 19th Century
  40. Compared to the United States, Canadaʹs government has been far more inclined to guarantee social welfare.
    True
  41. William Cronon has shown that Europeans saw the natural world they encountered in NorthAmerica much differently from the native peoples.
    True
  42. Canadaʹs path to core status was similar to that of the United States.
    FALSE
  43. Once beyond the Rocky, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade mountains, the moisture gradient risestoward the Pacific.
    True
  44. Southern and Eastern Europeans made up most of the Third Wave of immigration to NorthAmerica.
    FALSE
  45. The Second Wave of immigrants were mostly welcomed with open arms to the United States.
    FALSE
  46. The term ghetto was originally used as describing poor African American neighborhoods.
    FALSE
  47. French is an official language in Canada.
    True
  48. Canada has been very aggressive in its attempt to ward off the invasion of American cultural products.
    True
  49. The gap between rich and poor in the United States is widening.
    True
  50. Superfund sites are locations in the United States officially deemed by the government asextremely polluted and requiring extensive clean up.
    True

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