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UNIT 2 TEST REVIEW


  1. Scientists can tell that the Appalachian Mts are older that the Rocky Mts. Because:

    1. The mountains have eroded into rolling hills over the years

    2. Flooding from the Mississippi River System

    3. Volcanic activity has caused them to sink

    4. Earthquakes caused the mountains tops to break off

  2. The Great Lakes were formed by

    1. The region was covered by sheet glaciers during the ice age

    2. Falling meteors that created huge craters

    3. The great flood

    4. Heavy snowfall in Canada

  3. The St. Lawrence Seaway

    1. Uses a series of locks that raise and lower water levels

    2. Uses a series of canals

    3. Was the first water link between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.

    4. Altered the river’s natural course

  4. After crossing Beringia, early nomads most began to settling

    1. In areas suitable for agricultural activity

    2. In a region with a temperate, mild climate

    3. Near areas of water

    4. Quickly, in order to avoid the hazards of their past.

  5. The MacKenzie River flows primarily through

    1. British Colombia

    2. Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec

    3. The Northwest Territories

    4. The Midwestern United States

  6. You would most likely use a wide variety of climate and vegetation along the

    1. St. Lawrence Seaway

    2. Great Lakes

    3. Continental Divide

    4. Mississippi River

  7. One type of climate found in the United States but not in Canada is

    1. Tundra

    2. Marine West Coast

    3. Tropical Wet and Dry

    4. Humid Continental

  8. The economy of the United States is run on a free enterprise system, in which

    1. Goods and services are sold or traded at the highest profit margin possible

    2. The government retains strict controls over businesses, resources, and technology that are sold or traded for profit.

    3. Businesses, resources, and technology are worker-owned and operated.

    4. The government exerts little control over businesses, resources, and technology operated by private individuals.

  9. The United States is currently in what is called a postindustrial economy because

    1. Manufacturing is no longer the country’s most important industry

    2. World War II caused a significant change in how the country’s industry operated.

    3. The country leads the world in trading

    4. The country’s industrial output is the greatest in the world

  10. _______________ includes the states of Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island

    1. The West

    2. The Midwest

    3. New England

    4. North Atlantic

  11. The challenges facing the residents of the Atlantic Provinces include

    1. A lack of fresh water and storms

    2. A rugged terrain and harsh weather

    3. Declining revenues due to overfishing

    4. Areas of tundra and glaciers

  12. The term metis refers to

    1. Native peoples who live on reserves

    2. Members of the First Nations

    3. People who speak both French and English

    4. People of mixed French and native peoples descent.

  13. Most of Canada’s urban and industrial growth took place close the border of the United States because

    1. Gold deposits were located there

    2. Of the French and Indian war

    3. Of the milder climate, fertile soils, and the rail way system

    4. Of its proximity of the United States

  14. Quebec and Ontario are known as the core provinces because

    1. They are the areas of greatest fishing and timber industries

    2. They span the length of the transcontinental rail way

    3. They comprise the areas of greatest population and land mass

    4. They follow the border of the United States

  15. British Columbia can be found

    1. On Canada’s western coast

    2. Along the Great lakes region

    3. On the Gulf of the St. Lawrence

    4. In Canada’s southeastern corner

  16. Nunavut is

    1. The area of Canada’s most rapid population growth

    2. Home to the Inuit people

    3. Within the Rocky Mountain Range

    4. Home to the First Nations people

  17. A representative lawmaking body whose members are elected or appointed and in which legislative and executive functions are combined.

    1. Representative Democracy

    2. Monarchy

    3. House of Commons

    4. parliament

  18. The Prime Minister of Canada is

    1. The majority party’s leader in Parliament

    2. Chosen by the British monarch

    3. Elected by the people

    4. Also the leader of Britain’s parliament




  1. In Canada, the provinces west of Ontario and Quebec- Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta are called

    1. Atlantic Provinces

    2. New England Provinces

    3. Prairie Provinces

    4. Pacific Provinces

  2. A person of mixed French-Canadian and Native American ancestory

    1. nomad

    2. First nations

    3. Metis

    4. Nunavut

  3. An economic system in which private individuals own most of the resources, technology, and businesses, and can operate them for profit with little control from the government

    1. Free enterprise

    2. Service industry

    3. Postindustrial economy

    4. multinational

  4. North America’s most important deepwater ship route, connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the St. Lawrence River

    1. St. Lawrence Seaway

    2. Mississippi River

    3. Mackenzie River

    4. Hudson Bay

  5. A functional area including a city and its surrounding suburbs and exurbs, linked economically

    1. frontier

    2. megalopolis

    3. metropolitan area

    4. reserve

  6. A section of the waterway with closed gates where water levels are raised or lowered, through which ships may pass

    1. dam

    2. lock

    3. causeway

    4. canal

  7. A region in which several large cities and surrounding areas grow together.

    1. frontier

    2. megalopolis

    3. metropolitan area

    4. reserve

  8. The highest elevation in North America,___________, is located at 20,000 ft above sea level.

    1. Mt. Everest

    2. Mt. Mackenzie

    3. Mt. McKinley

    4. Mt. Kilimanjaro

  9. The lowest elevation in North America, ___________, is located at 283 feet below sea level.

    1. Death Valley

    2. New Orleans

    3. Dead Sea

    4. Interior Lowlands




  1. A group of Canada’s Native American people

    1. nomad

    2. First nations

    3. Metis

    4. Nunavut

  2. A large subtropical swampland in Florida of about 4,000 square miles

    1. Florida Keys

    2. Everglades

    3. Bahamas

    4. Florida Piney Woods

  3. The movement of people within a country or region

    1. immigration

    2. illegal alien

    3. social exchange

    4. migration

  4. A political union

    1. nation

    2. province

    3. confederation

    4. Union

  5. A person with no permanent home who moves according to the season from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land

    1. nomad

    2. First nations

    3. Metis

    4. Nunavut

  6. A political unit

    1. Nation

    2. Province

    3. Confederation

    4. Union

  7. The loose Confederation of Ontario (Upper Canada), Quebec (Lower Canada), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, created by the British North American Act in 1867

    1. Columbian Exchange

    2. Triangular Trade

    3. Louisiana Purchase

    4. Dominion of Canada

  8. The territory, including the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, which the United States purchased from France in 1803

    1. Columbian Exchange

    2. Triangular Trade

    3. Louisiana Purchase

    4. Dominion of Canada

  9. A public land set aside for native peoples by the government

    1. frontier

    2. megalopolis

    3. metropolitan area

    4. reserve

  10. A free, open land in the American West that was available for settlement

    1. frontier

    2. megalopolis

    3. metropolitan area

    4. reserve

  11. The most negative effect on a community’s infrastructure is

    1. Air pollution from automobiles

    2. An increase in urban populations

    3. The strain from commuter traffic

    4. An increase in mass transit

  12. The office of Homeland Security

    1. Leads homeland defense force

    2. Coordinates national efforts to protect against terrorism

    3. Runs airport security

    4. Has agents stationed around the country

  13. Americans who support the assimilation of immigrants believe that

    1. Multiculturalism will promote national unity

    2. Blending diverse cultures will strengthen national identity

    3. Minority cultures can form one dominant culture

    4. Many cultural identities result in separation, not national unity.

  14. One result of terrorists acts is

    1. Increased air travel

    2. Increased security in airports

    3. A reduction in civil liberties

    4. Little change in security procedures

  15. Urban Sprawl occurs in areas where

    1. There is too little affordable housing

    2. Industry has moved from cities to suburban areas

    3. Development increases without planned growth

    4. Plans for contained growth fail



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