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ISS 330 LATIN AMERICA: SOCIAL SCIENCES PERSPECTIVES FALL 2008 EXAM #1 FORM A ________________________________________________________________________________ Directions : Please read each question carefully and give the best response. Be careful: sometimes more than one answer choice may be found on the same line, or answer choices for a question might extend to the following page. If you have a question, please raise your hand. There are 50 questions, each worth 2 points, plus one extra credit question worth 2 points. Mark your answers clearly on the bubble sheet with a #2 pencil. Also mark your answers on the test itself, this way if your answer sheet is somehow lost or damaged, we will have a record of you taking the quiz) Once you have concluded the quiz, please turn in BOTH the quiz and the bubble sheet. Don’t forget to mark the quiz version (a or b) on your answer sheet) *****Understand basic unity and diversity in Latin America, complexity of LA, why study Latin America and ways of seeing Latin America***** 1) Latin America contrasts with the USA and Europe because the following age group comprises 30% of LA's population: a) 14 years old and younger b) 15 - 25 years c) 26 - 35 years d) 36 - 45 years e) 46 - 55 years 2) T/F - Most of the population of Latin America resides in urban settings 3) T/F - According to the various social indicators show in the maps in lecture, Latin America is considered to be the continent with the lowest living standards in the world. 4) According to the Introduction of BBF, what key forces created the central conflict of Latin American history? a) conquest and colonization b) indigenous culture and European rationality c) Liberalism and the Enlightenment d) progress and order 5) The Introduction of BBF states that this group holds power and wealth in Latin American society today a) descendants of slaves b) descendants of Europeans c) mestizos d) technocrats 6) Eleven million indigenous peoples died in the first 80 years after Cortez arrived in Mexico. In class, we pointed out one possible problem with this statement: a) according to the audio clip on numbers, you should be suspicious of round numbers like this b) it is unlikely that many indigenous people were living in the Americas in that era to begin with c) such statements do injustice to the Spaniards contributions to Latin American culture d) this number ignores how many died in the decades between Columbus’ arrival in 1492 and Cortez’ arrival in Mexico in 1510 7) While stereotypes may be a result of the brain trying to simplify a complex environment, they may also a) cause psychological suffering among those being stereotyped b) help legitimize certain social and economic arrangements c) provide entertaining images to help teach children about the realities of other cultures d) reflect psychological conditions such as autism 8) The origins of U.S. government Title VI funding for area studies centers was mentioned in lecture as an example of
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