Question Question 1 of 20 5.0 Points The United States is the world’s __________ largest country in terms of population. A. fourth B. third C. second D. fifth Question 2 of 20 5.0 Points The western third of Canada and the United States is primarily comprised of: A. plains. B. mountains. C. lowlands D. forests. Question 3 of 20 5.0 Points Fertile soil laid down at the conclusion of the Pleistocene Ice Age by wind is called: A. alluvium. B. loess. C. laterite. D. podzol. Question 4 of 20 5.0 Points The Great Lakes were formed by: A. continental glaciers. B. earthquakes. C. erosion by rivers. D. underground hot springs. Question 5 of 20 5.0 Points The highest population densities in Canada are found in: A. Nunavut. B. eastern Newfoundland. C. the west coast. D. southern Canada. Question 6 of 20 5.0 Points The two countries that provided the largest number of immigrants to the United States between 1820 and 1860 were: A. Ireland and Germany. B. Poland and Romania. C. Italy and Greece. D. Brazil and Argentina. Question 7 of 20 5.0 Points Canada’s most populous city is: A. Montreal. B. Calgary. C. Toronto. D. Vancouver. Question 8 of 20 5.0 Points The first Americans probably migrated from __________ to present-day Alaska over 20,000 years ago. A. Canada B. Siberia C. Poland D. Greenland Question 9 of 20 5.0 Points Americans achieved __________ by building larger factories for increased output. A. vertical integration B. economies of scale C. Fordism D. horizontal integration Question 10 of 20 5.0 Points __________ maintains the largest total GNI of any country in the world. A. The United States B. Switzerland C. Japan D. China Question 11 of 20 5.0 Points Until 1950, __________ was the primary engine fueling the expansion of the U.S. economy. A. transportation B. manufacturing C. energy production D. agriculture Question 12 of 20 5.0 Points The largest sector of the U.S. economy is the __________ sector. A. industrial B. service C. agricultural D. transportation Question 13 of 20 5.0 Points __________ is the movement of higher-income residents and business owners into materially poor areas of inner cities, leading to economic and physical improvement. A. Urbanization B. Uneven development C. Gentrification D. Urban revival Question 14 of 20 5.0 Points “Megalopolis” is an enormous urban concentration running between: A. Boston and Washington, D.C. B. Toronto and Montreal. C. San Diego and San Francisco. D. Chicago and Philadelphia. Question 15 of 20 5.0 Points __________ has the highest proportion of Hispanic Americans in the country. A. Texas B. New Mexico C. Arizona D. Southern California Question 16 of 20 5.0 Points In __________ Alaska and Hawaii were added to the United States. A. 1867 B. 1942 C. 1959 D. 1963 Question 17 of 20 5.0 Points __________ produces 25 percent of Canada’s manufacturing output. A. British Columbia B. Manitoba C. Quebec D. Ontario Question 18 of 20 5.0 Points In 1999, the local self-governing indigenous region called __________ was formed in Canada. A. Nunavut B. Northwest Territories C. Erewhon D. Ugava Question 19 of 20 5.0 Points The African American population in the U.S. is regionally concentrated in the: A. upper Midwest. B. southeastern U.S. C. Pacific Northwest. D. central Plains states. Question 20 of 20 5.0 Points Critics of NAFTA argue that: A. the agreement does not protect the environment adequately. B. Mexico is losing thousands of jobs to the United States. C. industrial development has shifted to Mexico and away from the U.S. D. the agreement has weakened the role of corporations in economic decisions.