Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Test | Final Test - Easy

Eduardo Galeano
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1968, what product did Uruguay agree to limit so the country could receive goods under the US agricultural surplus law?
(a) Scotch.
(b) Ponchos.
(c) Rice.
(d) Silver.

2. What does Galeano say is the first condition for changing reality?
(a) Purchasing firepower.
(b) Obtaining foreign aid.
(c) Reading an instruction manuel.
(d) Understanding it.

3. From where does imperialist capital capture foreign markets?
(a) They capture from the forest.
(b) They capture from outside.
(c) They capture from within.
(d) They capture from the sea.

4. To what does Galeano compare General Pinochet?
(a) To Kissinger's "Hunger Wages".
(b) To Monet's "Water Lilies."
(c) To Picasso's "Guernica".
(d) To Goya's "black art".

5. What Brazilian mineral deposit is essential to the steel industry?
(a) Guano.
(b) Silver.
(c) Oil.
(d) Manganese.

6. Since the novel was published, what Latin American country has nationalized its oil production?
(a) Chile.
(b) Venezuela.
(c) Ecuador.
(d) Haiti.

7. In what year did General Velasco Alvarado, social and economic reformist, die?
(a) 1792.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1654.
(d) 1977.

8. What is a tojo?
(a) A kind of shipping arrangement between importers and exporters.
(b) A loose rock overhead in a mine.
(c) A particular type of cattle.
(d) A Paraguayan peasant.

9. In Brazil, what was Law 56,570, passed on July 6, 1965?
(a) This law freed Brazil from all foreign debt.
(b) This law reserved the petrochemical industry for the state.
(c) This law made gauchos legal servants of the state.
(d) This law made divorce unlawful.

10. How much of Latin America was predicted to be in foreign creditors' hands by 1980?
(a) 100%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 80%.
(d) 20%.

11. Whom does Galeano claim has written the official histories?
(a) The peasants.
(b) No one.
(c) Harvard graduates.
(d) The conquerors.

12. What street took the place of Lombard Street in Latin America?
(a) Easy Street.
(b) Ponce de Leon Street.
(c) Maple Street.
(d) Wall Street.

13. In Mexico, how many rural children out of every five has normal weight and height?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

14. In Brazil, what was Law 56,571, pass on July 6, 1965?
(a) This law gave all citizens social security.
(b) This law put a tax on land.
(c) This law reserved the petrochemical industry for the state.
(d) This law annulled law 56,570.

15. What does Galeano hope will ultimately be the result of all Latin America's destruction?
(a) Annexation.
(b) Creation.
(c) Health care reform.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many votes does Latin America have in the World Bank?

2. Mexican cattle consume more _________ than the campesinos who tend to them?

3. How long did it take to squander the nitrate deposits in Peru?

4. Why does Galeano claim torture exists in dictatorships of Latin America?

5. Where does Bolivian tin have to go to be smelted?

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