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Which one of the following statements is false?

 

 

a.

Between the 1970s and 1990s Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and Nicaragua were embroiled in the Cold War struggle between the US and the Soviet-Bloc including Cuba.

 

b.

The Peten’s isolation and proximity to the US make it attractive for organized crime syndicates to set-up operations.

 

c.

The US and Mexico have combined to reduce trafficking through Mexico; traffickers responded by developing trafficking networks through Central America.

Central America receives more US aid than Mexico or Colombia for preventing trafficking of cocaine to the US.

Which one of the following statements is false

 

A.

Great distances and physiographic barriers led to political fragmentation in post-Independence South America.

 

B.

Hidrovia is an example of recent regional interaction in South America.

 

C.

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil have the continent’s highest percentages of urban populations.

 

D.

South America’s percentage of urban population is much smaller than that of North

America and Europe.

Which one of the following statements is false?

 

 

A.

Most of the African slaves brought to the Americas were destined for sugar cane plantations.

 

B.

Sugar cane production led to a drastic increase in European sugar consumption.

 

C.

EPZs represent “light manufacturing” which provides better paying jobs and which allows islands to produce yet another export product.

 

D.

Most of the workers in EPZs are men.

which one of the following statements is false? 


 

A.

Brazil is a relatively industrialized country. 


 

B.

Considering climate and agricultural products, Chile is the mirror image of California.


 

C.

Plan Colombia was created during the Bush administration.

 

D.

The Incan empire’s 20 million inhabitants were ruled by administrators from the Inca minority

According to “Life and Debt” which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

The IMF believes economic growth comes from free trade in global markets.

 

B.

The IMF does not believe countries can grow their economies by means of self-sufficiency.

 

C.

The IMF forced the Jamaican government increase tariffs and agricultural subsidies.  

 

D.

Jamaican dairy farmers were forced to compete on a “level playing field,” which did not include government protection of domestic agriculture.

 

Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Evo Morales wants to industrialize coca to benefit Bolivia and help in the fight against drugs.

 

Te United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board wants Bolivia to ban coca chewingh.

 

C.

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s current president, supports an increase in the legal production of coca.

 

D.

Evo Morales simply wants Bolivian cocaleros to be able to provide coca products for domestic consumption.

7: Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Castro called tourism un mal necesario because, although it generated profits, it involved private enterprise and increasing societal inequality.

 

B.

Cubans view Ernest Hemingway as a revolutionary hero because of his valiant military exploits during the Soviet Missile Crisis.

 

C.

Castro initially eliminated pre-revolution tourism because it was inconsistent with socialism.

 

D.

Pre-Revolution Cuban tourism was similar to 1950s Las Vegas(.True)

8:  According to “Life and Debt” which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

The International Monetary Fund was created after Jamaica achieved its independence with the purpose to aid economic development.

 

 

B.

The Lome agreement assured banana producers in former European colonies that they would have a market in the European Union.

 

C.

Jamaican farmers had to pay high interest rates on loans that they received from the Jamaican government because of IMF restrictions.

 

D.

US subsidies allowed US dairy products to out-compete Jamaican dairy products.

9:  Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Both Hugo Chavez and Moammar Gaddafi attempted to use oil profits to achieve greater regional authority.

 

B.

Chavez eliminated Venezuela’s oil exports to the US.

 

C.

Yields from Venezuela’s oil fields declined since Hugo Chavez’s election.

 

D.

Because of its growing energy demands, China represents a significant and growing long-term source of income for Venezuela

10: Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Christians currently outnumber Muslims.

 

B.

Muslim populations have higher rates of population growth than most Christian populations.

 

C.

Most Muslims are Arabs

 

D.

Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population.

11: Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Islam entered Europe after World War II when mobals from European colonies in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East came to Europe and provided the labor necessary to help re-build war-torn countries.

 

B.

Since the Enlightenment, Europe has become increasingly secular and membership and regular worship in Christian denominations has decreased.

 

 

C.

Most Muslims belong to the Shiite sect.

 

D.

More than 100 million Muslims live in India.

 

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12: Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

The wealthy, landholding, upper-class elite determined the orientation and interaction of post-independence South America.

 

B.

South America’s European Culture Sphere includes Uruguay.

 

C.

Mestizo-Transitional is the South American Culture Sphere that is most similar to the Caribbean.

 

D.

Independence swept throughout South America during the first two decades of the 19th century.

13: Which one of the following statements is false?

Cuba’s “Special Period “ began in the early 1990s after Venezuela’s economy collapsed and the government could no longer support Castro.

 

B.

Cuba had a history of profitable tourism before Castro’s revolution.

 

C.

Cuba’s population includes a large portion of elderly citizens, which exerts a significant stress on the country’s welfare system.

 

D.

Cuba’s population has a higher life expectancy than many Latin American countries.

14 :Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Muslim Europe is young, fervently religious and growing faster than the older, secular population of Christian Europe.

 
 

B.

Pockets of Shiite minorities can be found throughout much of North Africa and the Middle East.

 

 
 

C.

Shiite Islam’s core of believers live in Egypt.

 

 
 

D.

Lands colonized by Europeans from Roman Catholic Southern Europe planted Roman Catholicism in what became known as Latin America.

 

15 :Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

The US government protects US dairy farmers with subsidies.

 

B.

The oil embargo of 1973 increased the cost of economic activity and government services in Jamaica.

 

C.

The IMF required that Jamaica develop self-sufficient agriculture so that the country would earn foreign currency to repay their debt.

 

D.

The WTO was against agreements that protected Jamaican banana producers by guaranteeing them a tariff-free market in the UK

16:Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

 

A.

A convergent plate boundary on South America’s Atlantic coast caused the formation of the Andes.

 

B.

South America’s interior has a low population density.

 

C.

Venezuela has South America’s largest population

 

D.

Subduction has brought valuable minerals to Earth’s surface

17: Which one of the following statements is false?

   

The rapid spread of cable television in the Caribbean has intensified the “international demonstration effect.”

   

Many of the shops in the Caribbean’s EPZs are foreign-owned, so a large portion of profits leaves the islands.

   

The global process of divergence refers to the widening gap between the world’s rich and poor countries.

   

The IMF forced the Jamaican government to increase the value its currency.

18:Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

After Haiti gained independence in 1804 in a slave revolt, the country was shunned by the US and European colonial powers.

 

B.

Haiti included an anti-immigration law in its constitution.  

 

C.

The Dominican Republic actually chose to periodically reject independence from Spain.

 

D.

The government of Haiti developed hydroelectric power and instituted forest protection laws to ensure the health of watersheds.

19: Which one of the following statements is false?

 

 

A.

One aspect of Caribbean dependency is that some of the islands import a large share of their food.

 

 

B.

Colonies in the Caribbean avoided market gluts by producing a wide array of agricultural commodities.

 

 

C.

On some Caribbean islands, up to 70% of tourism earnings are owned by foreigners.

 

D.

The Kingston Free Zone is an example of an EPZ.

20 :Which one of the following statements is false?

 

A.

Recently, Brazil has experienced a decreasing rate of population growth.

 

B.

The South American Culture Sphere with the highest urban percentage is the Amerind Subsistence sphere.

 

C.

Currently large urban areas on the east and north coasts contain the majority of South America’s population.

 

D.

Outside of the tropics in the “drier higher latitudes” only a handful of religions, practiced by large populations, are present.

 

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