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GEO 101/Test # 3: Ch.

3 North America
Multiple Choice:
01) The physiographic region called the Canadian Shield:
a) belongs to only one of the realms two countries.
b) is an intermontane zone.
c) consists of extensive mountainous terrain.
d) is bordered on the west by the Appalachian Mountains.
02) Which of the following states contains territory located in the Intermontane Basin and Plateau
physiographic province?
a) Wisconsin
b) Texas
c) Pennsylvania
d) Nevada
03) The Great Lakes' main outlet to the Atlantic Ocean is the:
a) Mississippi River.
b) St. Lawrence River.
c) Lake Ontario spillway.
d) Columbia River.
04) A continental climate is most likely to be found in:
a) New York.
b) Oregon.
c) Florida.
d) Kansas.
05) What is the term used for the indigenous people of Canada?
a) Native Canadians
b) Indians
c) Aborigines
d) First Nations
06) The North American Core region is also known as the:
a) Main Street Megalopolis.
b) Northeastern Seaboard.
c) American Manufacturing Belt.
d) Chicago conurbation.

07) Which of the following is an example of a secondary economic activity?

a) iron mining
b) beer brewing
c) retail sales
d) managing a corporation
08) Which of the following jobs belongs to the tertiary sector of the U.S. economy?
a) computer systems manager
b) chief executive of a multinational corporation
c) auto assembly line welder
d) office receptionist
09) Which sector of a nation's economy is associated with the transformation of raw materials into finished
a) primary
b) secondary
c) tertiary
d) quaternary
10) Which of the following American States is the likeliest place for the further development of ethanol and
other biofuel production?
a) South Carolina
b) Alaska
c) Massachusetts
d) Iowa
11) What is the capital of Canada?
a) Montreal
b) Toronto
c) Ottawa
d) Vancouver
12) Which of the following is one of Canada's Atlantic Provinces?
a) New Brunswick
b) British Columbia
c) Nunavut
d) Quebec
13) Which of the following is one of Canada's Prairie Provinces?
a) New Brunswick
b) British Columbia

c) Manitoba
d) Newfoundland and Labrador
14) What group comprises over 80% of Nunuvats population?
a) Americans
b) Canadians
c) Inuit
d) Ottawans
15) Which of the following was a condition of British Columbia joining Canada as a province?
a) the opening of the Panama Canal
b) the building of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway
c) the opening of the Northwest Passage
d) the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway
16) Which of the following statements about Quebec is false?
a) The French-speaking area of Canada does not exclusively coincide with the province of Quebec.
b) More than 85% of Canadas Francophones live in Quebec.
c) The Cree in the Northern Quebec have launched their own movement aimed at independence from Canada.
d) Nationalist movements in Quebec are more than a half-century old.
17) Which of the following is true about the North American Free Trade Agreement?
a) It went into effect in the year 2000.
b) It includes Central America.
c) It includes only the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
d) It has led to less integration between Canada and the United States.
18) Which statement best defines the North American Core?
a) It encompasses a great rectangle from Boston to Washington to St. Louis to Milwaukee and includes
southernmost Ontario.
b) It incorporates the subsidiary cores of California, Texas, and Florida into a continent-wide network.
c) It consists of the prime farmlands of the Midwest and the Prairie Provinces.
d) It lies astride the United States-Canadian boundary westward from Lake Superior, extending to British
Columbia and Washington State.
19) Northern New England is tied culturally and economically to:
a) Quebec.
b) Atlantic Canada.
c) British Columbia.
d) St. Lawrence Valley.

20) Which of the following is not part of North America's leading Francophone area?
a) southern Quebec
b) northern New Brunswick
c) metropolitan Quebec City
d) Northwest Territories
21) What is the term for a unique form of rural settlement developed in French Canada?
a) long lots
b) village-centered agriculture
c) ethanol farming
d) township and range
22) What is the term for Canada's large cluster of Francophones in New Brunswick?
a) Cajuns
b) First Nations
c) Acadians
d) Old Brunswickers
23) Which of the following locales does not typify the New South?
a) North Carolinas Research Triangle
b) Tennessees Oak Ridge complex
c) Virginias Washington suburbs
d) rural Appalachia
24) The Southwest has its own regional identity composed of what three cultural groups?
a) blacks, whites, and Native Americans
b) Mexicans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians
c) Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos
d) Mexicans, Native Americans, and First Nations
25) Much of the economic growth of Texas is based on what commodity?
a) coal
b) oil
c) ethanol
d) wheat
26) What is the second most populous U.S. state?
a) California
b) Texas

c) Arizona
d) New York
27) Between 1990 and 2000, what city was the fastest-growing suburb in the United States?
a) Detroit
b) Las Vegas
c) Atlanta
d) Boston
28) Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and western Colorado are all part of what North American region?
a) Western Frontier
b) Continental Interior
c) Northern Interior
d) Southwest
29) Software Valley is found in which State?
a) California
b) Utah
c) Nevada
d) Colorado
30) What North American region has the largest area but the smallest settlement density?
a) Northern Frontier
b) Continental Interior
c) Maritime Northeast
d) Southwest
31) In which North American region are First Nations peoples negotiating with the government over resource
a) Northern Frontier
b) Continental Interior
c) Maritime Northeast
d) Southwest
32) What North American region includes the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut?
a) Southwest
b) Continental Interior
c) Maritime Northeast
d) Northern Frontier

33) What resource is now leading an economic boom that is centered on the Canadian Province of Alberta?
a) tar sands
b) diamonds
c) hydroelectric power
d) spring wheat
34) The North Slope of Alaskas Brooks Range contains large quantities of what resource?
a) tar sands
b) diamonds
c) coal
d) oil
35) What is the major mountain range of the Pacific Northwest?
a) Rockies
b) Sierra Nevada
c) Black Hills
d) Cascades
36) What has historically supported the development of the Seattle-Tacoma area of the Pacific Northwest?
a) proximity to megalopolis
b) cheap hydroelectric power
c) proximity to Canada's Prairie Provinces
d) its warm and dry climate
37) Which metropolis contains the most Asians in North America?
a) Denver
b) Vancouver
c) Seattle
d) New York
38) Which of the following is not located in California?
a) Willamette Valley
b) San Joaquin Valley
c) Sacramento Valley
d) Silicon Valley
39) One of North Americas distinguishing properties is its regional physical landscapes or physiographic
regions. -T

40) The intermontane region of North America is found in eastern Canada. -F

41) High-latitude continental interiors are characterized by hot summers and frigid winters. -T
42) The rain shadow effect has its greatest influence on the climate of Los Angeles and other Pacific-bordering
cities. -F
43) A technopole is an urban area that emphasizes traditional technologies like weaving and basket-making.-F
44) Like the United States, Canada is a federal system. -T
45) Nunavut is a new indigenous province in northern Quebec.-F
46) A conurbation called Main Street extends from Quebec City to Windsor. -T
47) The largest American megalopolis extends along the Pacific seaboard from north of San Francisco to south
of Los Angeles. -T
48) Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's poorest Province.-T
49) Wheat farming is, in general, located to the west of corn farming in the United States. -T
50) The Eastern Uplands are located to the north of the Heartland. -F
51) Many States in the Continental Interior are losing population as younger and more affluent people leave. -T
52) Increasing numbers of Hispanics are found throughout the South. -T
53) Miami is a world-city that is the interface between North America and the rest of the hemisphere.-T
54) The Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston-San Antonio triangle is one of the worlds most productive technopoles.-T
55) The Western Frontier includes the States of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and western Colorado. -T
56) The Las Vegas area is the fastest growing part of the Northern Frontier.-T
57) The Northern Frontier is the largest region in North America.-T
58) The Canadian Shield is located in the Northern Frontier.-T
59) The Northern Frontier has significant quantities of raw materials, including oil. -T
60) California is the most populous State in the United States. -T
61) The Pacific Hinge region is defined more by economic activity than environmental similarities.-F
62) The ports of the Pacific Hinge have been declining, especially after the global recession.-T
63) Vancouver is the most Asianized metropolis in North America.-T