United States and Canada

United States and Canada
Unit Four
What assumption
can be made about
economic activity and
climate in North
Less forestry occurs in
mid-latitude climates.
Which geographic factor most likely had the
greatest influence on the pattern of settlements
in eastern Canada?
Proximity to water sources for transportation.
What is true concerning the vegetation zones of
the United States and Canada?
The United States has more varied vegetation
zones than Canada.
This area has a subarctic climate with daily temperatures
ranging between 30° and 70 °. The area is covered by
coniferous forest, and the primary economic activities
are forestry, commercial farming, and hunting-gathering.
Which region of Canada is
being described?
How does the distribution of languages reflect the
history of Canada?
Early French settlements were primarily in eastern Canada.
Which of the following is a likely characteristic
of a rural community?
A. Use of high tech equipment
B. Transportation center
C. Agricultural traditions
D. Industrialization
Which of the following has been a benefit of globalization?
Loss of local culture
Widespread environmental impacts
Increased standard of living
How have advances in agricultural technology been
More efficient production of crops
Increased use of fossil fuels
Elimination of animal habitats
Decreased need of government aid
Which of the following explains how an increase
in elevation affects climate?
A. Wind speed and temperature increase
B. Air pressure and temperature decrease
C. Air pressure and wind speeds decrease
D. Precipitation and temperature increases
According to the map, what geographic feature was
essential for migration to the Americas?
Isthmus of Panama
Pacific Ocean
Canadian Glaciers
Beringia Land Bridge
Which cultural group would most likely inhabit
Northern Canada?
A. English
B. American Indian
C. French
D. Spanish
Which of the following is the correct title for the map?
Political Borders of North America
Physical Features of North America
Cultural Regions of North America
Vegetation Zones of North America
Beginning in the 1960s, citizens of the province of
Quebec organized efforts to gain independence from
the federal government of Canada. In 1995, a public
vote to separate Quebec narrowly failed to pass. Efforts
continue today to establish a more independent Quebec.
Why do many citizens of Quebec want independence?
A. Many farmers and businessmen in Quebec want free-trade
treaties with European nations.
B. Industry leaders in Quebec desire separation in order to avoid
Canadian taxation.
C. French-speaking citizens of Quebec want to protect their French
D. Environmental activists are concerned with national pollution
How have the United States and Canada modified the
environment to provide inexpensive electricity and
recreation in many rural areas?
A. By creating vast irrigation systems
B. By constructing dams and reservoirs
C. By building small solar energy power plants
D. By engaging in strip mining for coal
Which of the following is the best example of how air
conditioning technology has allow humans to adapt
to the environment?
A. It has increased the use of electricity in both urban
and rural areas.
B. It has allowed people to work later at night and
increase productivity.
C. It has allowed the growth of urban centers in areas
of extreme heat.
D. It has helped to decrease disease in humid areas
of the south.
This region is organized around a large city. The
surrounding area is connected to and generally
relies on the transportation, communication, and
economic activity of the city.
Which of the following types of regions is described above?
Which of the following is NOT a cause for the growth
of urbanization in a region?
A. Cultural changes were brought by people moving
to the area.
B. The region has more pull factors than other regions.
C. Economic growth in the region increased with
growing urbanization.
D. Increased infrastructure developed in the region.
Using the economic spectrum above, which letter
indicates the economic system of Canada?
The spread of democratic ideals from philosophers in
Europe to the Founding Fathers in the United States is
an example of which of the following?
Cultural convergence
Cultural contact
Cultural disassociation
Cultural divergence
What trade agreement of the 1990s changed trade
patterns between the United States and Canada?
A. Pacific Rim Free Trade Agreement
B. United States Tariff Policy Agreement
C. Canadian-American Free Trade Agreement
D. North American Free Trade Agreement
All of the continental United States is located on the
North American plate except for some of the west
coast of California which is located on the Pacific plate.
The ________ is located where these plates come
together causing a potential for major ________.
A rift valley, tornadic activity
Continental Divide, volcanic eruptions
San Andreas Fault, earthquakes
Canadian Shield, erosion
Which of the following is the most likely reason for the
development of a megalopolis?
A. Pull factors to the area are few and push factors many.
B. Location near transportation routes and major economic
C. Location near raw materials for industrial development.
D. Early settlement and development of communities in
the area.
Which of the following is most likely the reason for the
early exploration and settlement of the western United
A. Access to water and food
B. Easily available transportation
C. Rapid urbanization
D. Access to natural resources
Which of the following would be considered a push factor
in human migration?
A. Lack of career opportunities
B. Improved educational system
C. More favorable climate
D. Lower land costs
Canada’s Population Grows in 2008
The fastest growing province in Canada during the first quarter of
2008 was Alberta. Its population grew by 0.41% due mainly to
migration. Saskatchewan had been leading in growth in 2007. This
is unusual because it had consistently lost population for years until
2006. Canada’s overall growth amounted to 0.24% for the first quarter
of 2008. This was the most growth for Canada since 2002.
Which of the following is TRUE concerning Canada’s population growth?
A. Canada has been consistently losing population since 2002.
B. Canada is experiencing its greatest growth as a result of rising
birth rates.
C. The greatest provincial growth rates have been west of Ontario.
D. Immigration to Canada has been decreasing since 2006.
Which group has the highest percentage of males?
Which of the following might be inferred from the pattern
of the data?
After age 30, the population for men is stable.
More males than females have been born.
Men in their teens seem to be less healthy.
As men get older, they are more likely to die from accidents or disease.
Which of the following likely has had the greatest influence
on the power of the United States to trade internationally?
Vast resources located within Canada
Access to waterways and two oceans
Location next to Canada and Mexico
Ability to grow large quantities of food
All of the following are differences in lifestyle between
urban and rural populations in the United States EXCEPTA. Cultural values
B. Access to public transportation
C. Population density
D. Access to political power
The spread of new geographical information systems has
had all of the following effects EXCEPT-
A. Improved geographic mapping
B. Navigational improvements
C. Reduced fossil fuel use
D. Easier access to technologies
Which of the following process does the chart show?
Type of wildlife conservation
Improvement of air quality
Development of public policy
Preservation of native plants
Which of the following has the greatest impact on the
direction of prevailing winds?
A. Thunderstorm flows
B. Longitude
C. Coriolis effect
D. Light reflected off clouds
Which generalization can be inferred from the evidence in
the table?
A. Literacy is a common concern among all nations.
B. Countries with a 30% literacy rate will always have a per
capita GDP of less than $2,000.
C. Literacy is an important factor in a country’s level of prosperity.
D. Per capita GDP is highest in the most literate country.
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