- The United States and Canada produce _______ percent of
the world GNI.
- The largest minority in the United States is:
- African American.
- Asian American.
- Native American.
- In the mid-1700s, the _________ became the dominant
colonial power in North America.
- Canada gained a degree of independence through the British
North America Act in:
- The primary resource for the Native Americans who lived on
the plains between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains was:
- The first commercial crop of the British North American
- Loyalists fleeing the incipient United States at the time
of the American Revolution settled:
- east of the St. Lawrence Valley.
- on the north and west shores of Lake Ontario.
- both a and b above
- neither a nor b above
- Industrialization in the United States first grew rapidly
when transportation came to be based on the:
- The first immigrants to the United States after the Native
Americans came from:
- Southern Europe.
- Northwestern Europe.
- Building larger factories to make more goods and thus
reduce the price of an individual item is:
- economies of scale.
- vertical integration.
- Horizontal integration means that:
- factories are all on one floor.
- one owner acquires many companies producing the same
- factories are built on flat land.
- none of the above
- In vertical integration,
- one owner produces the inputs of a product, the product
itself, and then another product that uses the first product.
- factories are built with many stories.
- products spread by hierarchical diffusion.
- managers attain higher education.
- Fordism is:
- an advertising campaign by the Ford Motor Company.
- assembly of many components to make a few models of a
product using a production line.
- an educational system for automobile workers.
- In the late 1800s, the majority of immigrants to the United
States came from:
- Eastern and Southern Europe.
- Northern and Western Europe.
- In the mid-1900s, the main sources of immigrants were:
- Africa and the Middle East.
- Australia and New Zealand.
- Northern and Western Europe.
- Asia and Latin America.
- The majority of African Americans live in the:
- Pacific Northwest.
- The most important source of income to many Native
American groups is:
- cultural tourism.
- gambling casinos.
- Francophones, or French-speaking people, make up about
___________ percent of the Canadian population.
- Which group is not a major part of the opposition to
independence for Quebec?
- English-speaking and other business owners
- recent, diverse immigrants
- native Cree people
- all of the above are opposed to independence
- The plate on the Pacific side of the San Andreas Fault is
- under the plate on the landward side.
- over the plate on the landward side.
- Most of the population of Canada lives:
- along the Pacific Coast.
- along the Atlantic Coast.
- in the North.
- in a narrow band near the U.S. border.
- After the United States government removed controls on
farming in 1996, exports to ________ grew especially rapidly.
- Latin America
- The value of manufactured products exceeded the value of
agricultural products for the first time in:
- The rapid growth of suburbs after 1945 depended on the
- limited-access highways.
- New England’s economic boom of the 1990s, known as the
“Massachusetts Miracle,” was based on:
- high-tech industries.
- leather goods.
- The economic fortunes of Appalachia have been based on the
unstable market for:
- water power.
- manufactured goods.
- The Southern rural region that is one of the materially
poorest in the United States is:
- the Florida Panhandle.
- the Carolina Piedmont.
- the Mississippi Delta.
- southern Georgia.
- A second U.S. core, besides Megalopolis, is the:
- Front Range of the Rockies.
- southern end of Lake Michigan.
- Georgia Piedmont.
- West Coast.
- Most of Canada’s commercial timber production comes from:
- the northern forests.
- the West Coast.
- The Canadian region receiving the most federal economic
- the Atlantic provinces.
- the Prairie provinces.
- British Columbia.
- The growth of Toronto in the mid-1900s was based on:
- the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
- the flight of English-speaking people from an
increasingly nationalistic Quebec.
- expansion of the role of Toronto as the capital of Ontario.
- all of the above
- A major factor in the decline of the Native American
populations after the arrival of Europeans was disease. T/F
- The economy of the Middle Colonies was characterized by
plantation agriculture. T/F
- The rate of population increase in the United States is
similar to that of other materially wealthy countries. T/F
- Immigrants often have higher birth rates and younger age
structures than long-established populations. T/F
- The primary factor in whether or not immigrants—legal and
illegal—come to the United States is legislation. T/F
- The current image of the American population mixture is
the “salad bowl.” T/F
- The United States has more tornadoes each year than any
other country. T/F
- The delta of the Mississippi is shrinking because of dams
along the Mississippi River. T/F
- The best soils in the United States are in the Southeast.
- Since 1991, the United States has been the world’s sole
- Some U.S. states raise more venture capital than some
foreign countries. T/F
- The gap between the materially wealthy and the materially
poor in the United States is shrinking. T/F
- The growing affluence in the United States in the 1900s
was urban-based. T/F
- Air travel and telecommunications provide a vital
infrastructure for future economic growth because they reduce the costs of
distance between places. T/F
- Throughout U.S. history, most people have lived in cities.
- In the late 1900s, the Manufacturing Belt has revived
based on renewed growth in the steel industry and growth in services. T/F
- Recent immigrants have tended to congregate in Canadian
cities but are not segregated by discrimination. T/F
- Canada’s provinces have less autonomy than do U.S. states.
- The ___________ is a political party formed to achieve
independence for Quebec.
- In the 1930s, cultivation of dry lands in the Great Plains
resulted in the ____________.
- The _______________ is charged with “maintenance of
international peace and security.”
- The trading agreement between the United States, Canada,
and Mexico is _________.
- The population cluster along the eastern seaboard from Boston
to Washington, DC, is called ______________________.
- The growing disparity between materially wealthy and poor
in a country is known as ____________.
- The federal program designed to attack the problem of poverty
in Southern Appalachia in 1933 is the ______________________.
- The part of the city where the largest stores, banks, and
offices cluster is the ______________.
- The movement of materially wealthy people into inner
cities, displacing materially poor people, is called _________________.
- The distinctive settlement pattern along the St. Lawrence
River, developed by the early French settlers to give everyone access to
the river, is called _____________.
- Canada’s newest political division is