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Chapter 33: Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the 21st Century
This activity contains 9 questions.
Which of the following groups was responsible for the overthrow of the reformist government in Guatemala in 1954?
United Fruit Company
Nicaraguan national forces
dissident Guatemalan forces supported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
communists rebels in Guatemala
the Guatemalan military
Fidel Castro led the revolution that successfully expelled what Cuban ruler?
Which statement most accurately describes the outcome of the Cuban revolution?
Despite the successful overthrow of the government, the revolution failed to enact significant reform.
The revolutionary government eventually announced its adoption of Marxist-Leninist dogma.
After a brief sojourn in the United States, the former leader of Cuba returned to power.
Democracy following the US model was instigated by the revolutionary government of Cuba.
The largely liberal government that resulted from the revolution returned to the constitution of 1940 and closer relationships with the United States.
Liberation theology refers to
Freedom of religion as granted by the Cuban constitution.
Marxist rejection of the Catholic Church.
Indian adoption of traditional religions in preference to Roman Catholicism.
U.S. intervention in Latin America.
the combination of Catholic theology with socialist principles.
What was NOT typical of military governments established in Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s?
bureaucratic organization similar to a military chain of command
repression of human rights
all of the answers are correct.
stringent measures to control inflation
support for labor groups and the working class
Which statement concerning U.S. relations with Latin America is most accurate?
In association with the cold war, the U.S. adopted a more interventionist policy to limit the spread of communism in Latin America.
The United States consistently supported the nationalization of resources and land in Latin America.
After 1933, the United States refused to intervene directly in Latin American politics.
Prior to World War II, the United States did not actively intervene in Latin American politics.
What U.S. president introduced the "Good Neighbor Policy" that promised to deal more fairly with Latin American countries and to halt direct intervention?
In which period did most Latin American women achieve the right to vote?
in the 1980s
in the decades after World War I
in the decades after World War II
in the decades prior to World War I
none of the answers are correct.
What distinguishes those regions referred to as the "Third World" from other societies?
lack of banks and monetary systems.
isolation in the world commercial network
lack of major religious systems
lack of industrialization
lack of stable political institutions
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