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1 6th Grade 3rd Nine Weeks Test Multiple Choice: Identify the choice that is the best answer. 1 What two bodies of land does the isthmus of Central America connect? A the Caribbean and South America C Mexico and the United States B South America and North America D Mexico and the Caribbean 2 Fierce tropical storms with high winds and heavy rains are called. A hurricanes C tierra fría B cold zones D the Tropic of Cancer 3 The first Native American civilization to arise in Mexico was the A Olmec. C Aztec. B Maya. D Yucatan 4 Latin America includes Middle America, the Caribbean, and A Mexico. C Cuba. B El Salvador. D South America. 5 The pampas consist primarily of A grasslands. C deserts. B forests. D rain forests. 1

2 6 3. The Maya prospered in the rain forests of. A North America C the Southern Hemisphere B Tenochtitlán D the Yucatán Peninsula 7 Which body of water did NOT border the Mayan Empire? A Pacific Ocean C Gulf of Mexico B Bay of Campeche D Caribbean Sea 8 What was the capital of the Aztec Empire? A Mexico City C Yucatán B Tenochtitlán D Chichén Itzá 2

3 9 Which letter is located in the Gulf of Mexico? A A C C B B D H 10 The letter shows the location of the Pacific Ocean.. A B C H B I D J 11 What does the letter J signify on the map? A Yucatán Peninsula C Baja California B Acapulco D Sierra Madre Peninsula 12 Europeans came to Latin America to A work for indigenous people. B help the indigenous people farm their lands. C set up colonies and gain wealth. D establish arts colonies. 3

4 13 The Maya, Aztec and Inca A were very disorganized and had little culture. B developed complex civilizations before Europeans came. C migrated to North America. D were totally wiped out by European conquerors. 14 The country shown in the shaded area of the map is A Venezuela C Colombia B Peru D Brazil I watched the river. Each boat carried a tiny cross-section of Amazon society.... Canoes drifted past. Small wooden passenger boats or traders mumbled their smoky way downstream. No matter how blue the sky, the river never caught the color in its reflection; it was loaded with sediment carved from the Andes. Logs and brush and whirlpools moved past in endless flow, and river dolphins rolled ahead of us. National Geographic 15 What is described in this quote? A the Orinoco River C the Amazon River B the Andes D the Rio Grande 16 What is the source of the Amazon River? A the Amazon Basin C the Atlantic Ocean B the Andes ranges D the Pacific Ocean 4

5 17 The mountains on the western side of South America are the A Sierra Madre. C Andes B Rocky Mountains. D Western Highlands. 18 The strongest unifying force in a culture is. A art C language B cultural diffusion D economic activity 19 Which factor most greatly influences Latin America s climate? A distance from the Equator C elevation B rain forests D proximity to the Pacific Ocean 20 The pampas consist primarily of A grasslands. C deserts. B forests. D rain forests. 21 Which of the following influenced Mexico s desire for political independence from Spain? A The Spanish Inquisition C The Aztec War B The American Revolution D The Mexican Revolution 22 The first emperor of Brazil was A a general who led a coup against the Portuguese. B a wealthy coffee grower. C a native who seized power from the Europeans. D the son of the king of Portugal. 23 Which physical feature helps drain South America? A The Atlantic Ocean C The Pacific Ocean B The Amazon River D The Panama Canal 5

6 24 About how much coffee does Brazil produce per year? A 1.36 billion kilograms C 0.91 billion kilograms B 2.5 billion pounds D 2.5 million pounds 25 Which of the following statements supports the information shown in this graph? A Most of the world s coffee is grown in African countries. B Brazil produces twice as much coffee as Colombia. C Brazil has the right soil and climate to grow large amounts of coffee. D Mexico and Guatemala together produce as much coffee as Brazil. 6

7 26 Which country in Caribbean South America has the most productive economy? A Colombia C Guyana B Venezuela D Suriname 27 Which of the following is an important industry in Venezuela? A Cotton C Mining B Oil D Fishing 28 The largest city in Brazil is A Brasilia. C Rio de Janeiro. B Manaus. D São Paulo. 29 The Atacama Desert is one of the places in the world. A wettest C driest B coldest D most-populated 30 What strange event occurs off the western coast of South American that changes global weather patterns every few years? A Asian tsunami C La Nîño B El Nîño D tropical cyclone 7

8 ID: A 6th Grade 3rd Nine Weeks Test Answer Section MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 ANS: B STA: ANS: A STA: ANS: A STA: ANS: D STA: ANS: A STA: 3.1.B 6 ANS: D STA: 2.3, ANS: A STA: 2.3, ANS: B STA: 2.3, ANS: C STA: 3.1, ANS: A STA: 3.1, ANS: C STA: ANS: C STA: ANS: B STA: ANS: D STA: 1.2, ANS: C STA: 1.1, ANS: B STA: 1.1, ANS: C STA: ANS: C STA: ANS: C STA: ANS: A STA: ANS: B STA: ANS: D STA: ANS: B STA: ANS: B STA: 1.1, ANS: C STA: 1.1, ANS: B STA: ANS: B STA: ANS: D STA: ANS: C STA: ANS: B STA: 3.2 1

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