Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Seven Years After.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the author think behaves as a world policeman?
(a) Spain.
(b) The USA.
(c) Brazil.
(d) Britain.

2. What country basically owns the Central American banana industry?
(a) The USA.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Spain.
(d) Portugal.

3. What did Columbus witness on his first voyage, while passing Tenerife?
(a) He witnessed a falling meteorite.
(b) He witnessed a volcanic eruption.
(c) He witnessed an avalanche.
(d) He witness an eclipse.

4. Mexican cattle consume more _________ than the campesinos who tend to them?
(a) Land.
(b) Grass.
(c) Protein.
(d) Air.

5. What nickname does the author give the USA?
(a) The great consumer.
(b) The end of iron.
(c) The vast unknowable.
(d) The world policeman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Columbus think he had landed, even during his third voyage?

2. What was guano used for in Europe?

3. How many votes does the USA have in the World Bank?

4. What great mathematical principle did the Mayans discover before any other people in history?

5. In the 1890s, Chile's dependence on Great Britain was comparable to what other colonized country?

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