Ch. 5-8 TEST Review
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1. What is the newest
political unit in Canada,
home to many of the Inuit?
Nunavut
2. What was a negative
consequence of the
Louisiana Purchase of
1803?
Native Americans lost their
land.
4. Canada has
a____________government
and its leader is known as
the____________.
parliamentary/ prime
minister
5. Who are the métis?
People of mixed FrenchCanadian and Native
American ancestry
6. Irrigation and air
conditioning were crucial
for the growth of
which U.S. subregion?
West
7. In general, where do most
Canadians tend to live?
in the south, near the U.S.Canadian border
8. The religions that
dominate Canada are:
Roman Catholic and
Protestant
9. Montreal, Canada’s
second largest city, was
built along the St. Lawrence
River in______________.
Quebec
10. What is the second most
commonly spoken language
in the United States?
Spanish (Castellano)
11. Like Americans, the
majority of Canadians are
employed in________.
service industries
12. Who founded Quebec in
1608 as the first permanent
settlement in Canada?
Samuel de Champlain
13. In 1867, the British
government sought to create a
political union between Upper
Canada and Lower Canada by
establishing the____________.
Dominion of Canada
14. Houston is located on
the_____________, a flat
area along the eastern and
southeastern coasts of the
United States.
Gulf-Atlantic Coastal Plain
15. What are the names of
the Prairie Provinces of
Canada?
SAM: Saskatchewan,
Alberta, Manitoba
16. How do we refer to the movement of
various plants, animals, and diseases
between Eastern & Western
hemispheres which began when
Europeans first explored
the Americas?
Columbian Exchange
17. Today, French-speaking
Canadians are concentrated
in the province
of___________.
Quebec
18. Canada’s Native
American people are now
called_____________.
First Nations
19. Atlanta, Miami, and
Houston are all major urban
centers in this subregion of
the United States:
The South
20. Chicago is the largest
city of the_____________, a
U.S. subregion known for
agriculture and
manufacturing.
The Midwest
21. The land bridge over
which early humans
traveled from Asia to North
America is known
as_______.
Beringia
22. Sections of a waterway
with closed gates where
water vessels are raised or
lowered are called_______.
locks
23. Flowing across the
Northwest Territories to the
Arctic Ocean, the_______is
Canada’s longest river.
Mackenzie
24. What type of climate is
found in Houston, Texas?
humid subtropical
25. Which natural resource
must the United States
import to meet its needs?
oil
26. The Pacific Northwest
region of the United States
is a major supplier of what
resource?
lumber
27. Unlike the United States,
political units in Canada are
known
as___________and________
_.
provinces & territories
28. “Boswash” is
a________,or supercity,
wherein large cities and
their surrounding areas
grow together.
megalopolis
29. Currently, what country
is Canada’s major trading
partner?
United States
30. What large, tropical
swampland is located in
Florida?
Everglades
31. What are the two official
languages of Canada?
English & French
32. The capital of Canada’s
federal government is
________, located in
southeastern_________
Ottawa/ Ontario
33. Prince Edward Island,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and
Newfoundland are known as
the__________, known for fishing and
shipbuilding and other dependable
coastal economic activities.
Atlantic Provinces
34. Because Americans elect
people to act for them at
various levels of government,
the United States is
said to have
a___________democracy.
representative
35. Known as the
“breadbasket” of the United
States, this subregion has
fertile soils to support
productive agriculture.
The Midwest
36. Which sport, that
originated in Canada, is a
source of great national
pride and identity?
hockey
37. Where did the Inuit’s
ancestors reside in North
America?
Canadian Arctic & Alaska
38. American corporations such
as Exxon Mobil, Dell Computers,
Coca Cola Foods and
Continental Airlines are
all known as________because
they engage in business
worldwide.
multinationals
39. The United States has
a_____________economy:
one in which manufacturing
no longer plays a dominant
role.
postindustrial
40. The rivers of North America
flow eastward or westward at
the _____________ Divide
because it is situated along the
highest points of the Rocky
Mountains.
Continental.
41. 1775-1783 & 1787
American Revolution/
U.S. Constitution adopted
42. Victoria and Vancouver are
the two largest cities in which
Canadian province?
British Columbia
43. The low-lying mountains
west of the U.S. coastal plain
are called the____________.
Appalachians
44. What are the Great Lakes?
Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie,
and Superior
45. Ellesmere, Victoria and
Baffin are three
huge__________ in Canada.
islands
46. What activity replaced
hunting & gathering as the
main source of food
production about 3,000 years
ago?
agriculture
47. How has Montreal been
able to make its severe winters
more liveable?
Large areas of the city were
built underground
48. The____________highway
stretches 4,860 miles from
St. John’s, Newfoundland to
Victoria, British Columbia.
Trans-Canada
49. The Arctic coastlines of the
Alaska & Canada have a
__________ climate.
tundra
50. Where in the U.S. would
you find a Mediterranean
climate?
central & southern coasts of
California
51. Hawaii & southern Florida
have a____ & ______climate.
Tropical wet
Tropical wet and dry
52. The___________is a huge
swampland that covers some
4,000 miles in southern
Florida.
Everglades
53. What type of climate do
you find in the Rocky
Mountains?
highland
54. The southern states have a
________________ climate.
humid subtropical
55. Winds that blow from west
to east off the pacific ocean
are called the_____________.
prevailing westerlies
56. The Interior Plains, the
Great Plains, and the Canadian
Shield make up the
interior____________.
lowlands
57. Which group founded St.
Augustine, Florida in 1565, the
oldest permanent settlement in
the U.S.?
Spanish
58. Who defeated France in the
French & Indian War
(1754-1763)?
Great Britain
59. Who provided labor for the
agricultural South prior to
1861?
African slaves
60. Who emerged as the
world’s only superpower after
communism collapsed in
Europe?
United States
61. What did the U.S.
government do in order to
make way for white settlers
moving into the West?
remove Native Americans from
their lands
62. What three factors have
contributed to the overall
success of the American
economy?
An abundance of resources,
a skilled workforce, and
a stable government
63. Most Americans are
employed
in__________industries.
service
64. Which two countries are
the leading trading partners of
the U.S.?
Canada & Mexico
65. About 80% of Americans
live in________or
surrounding_________.
cities/ suburbs
66. Jazz, blues, gospel,
rock ‘n’roll, hip-hop, and rap all
have________origins.
African-American
67. Maine, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, and Connecticut
is a region
called_____________.
New England
68. Which U.S. region served
as a gateway for millions of
immigrants coming to this
country?
Northeast
69. Which U.S. region
produces more food and feeds
more people than any
comparable area in the world?
Midwest
70. What resource is the most
scarce in the West?
water
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