1. Extra credit questions

    Latin America consists of

    A. Central and South America.*
    B. Mexico, Central America, South America,* and Cuba.
    C. Central America, South America,* Cuba, and Santo Domingo.
    D. everything between the Rio Grande, and Tierra del Fuego.*
    E. everything between the Panama Canal and Tierra del Fuego.*

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    The two countries in South America with no ocean access are

    Extra credit questions

    A. Uruguay and Paraguay.
    B. Paraguay and Bolivia.
    C. Bolivia and Peru.
    D. Belize and Guyana.
    E. Colombia and Venezuela.

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    An attendee from Oaxaca makes kissing noises to a passing waiter at the closing banquet. This gesture is

    A. rude.
    B. suggestive.
    C. rude and suggestive.
    D. perfectly acceptable in Oaxaca.
    E. a demonstration of the attendee's satisfaction with the service.

  4. An appropriate dinner hour for Latin Americans is

    A. 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
    B. 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
    C. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    D. A and B
    E. B and C

  5. The midday meal in most of Latin America is

    A. not necessarily at midday.
    B. a light meal easily consumed during a 60-minute “lunch hour.”
    C. the main meal of the day.
    D. A and B
    E. A and C

  6. Spanish is the primary language in

    A. every country in Latin America.
    B. every country in Central America.
    C. every country in South America.
    D. every country in South America except Brazil.
    E. B and D

  7. Pisco, cachaça, and aguardiente are similar to

    A. carbonated cola drinks.
    B blended scotch whiskies.
    C. tequila.
    D. hot chocolate.
    E. Perrier.

  8. The Falklands and the Malvinas have the following in common:

    A. The population is descended from British immigrants.
    B. They are both island chains off the coast of Chile.
    C. They are both politically and geographically a part of Argentina.
    D. A war was fought over each of them.
    E. A and D

  9. To provide simultaneous interpretation into three languages for a full-day meeting, you must hire a minimum of

    A. three interpreters.
    B. three translators.
    C. six interpreters.
    D. three interpreters and three translators.
    E. No minimum requirement exists.

  10. Cross-culturally sensitive behavior upon first meeting a Latin American business acquaintance would be to

    A. call him/her by his/her first name right away.
    B. mention how pleased you are that the local currency has just been devalued since this will add more buying power to your budget.
    C. decline an invitation to join the group for salsa and merengue after dinner because you don't eat spicy food or sweets late at night.
    D. ask what the price of your dinner is “in real money.”
    E. None of the above

  1. What four Latin American countries are missing from this list?

    Mexico
    Guatemala
    Belize
    Costa Rica
    Honduras
    El Salvador
    Panama
    Colombia
    Venezuela
    Peru
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Uruguay
    Chile

  2. Which of the following countries are part of the economic and trade union, MERCOSUR?

    Argentina
    Brazil
    Chile
    Uruguay
    Paraguay
    Bolivia

  3. Match the following currencies to their respective countries:

    sucre
    . Guatemala
    quetzal
    Brazil
    real
    Panama
    bolívar
    Honduras
    colón
    Venezuela
    Nuevo Sol
    Ecuador
    balboa
    Costa Rica
    lempira
    Peru

* excluding Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana

  1. D. everything between the Rio Grande and Tierra del Fuego
  2. B. Paraguay and Bolivia
  3. D. perfectly acceptable in Oaxaca
  4. D. A and B
  5. E. A and C
  6. E. B and D
  7. C. tequila
  8. A. The population is descended from British immigrants
  9. C. six interpreters
  10. E. None of the above
  1. Four countries are missing from the list — what are they?

    Nicaragua
    Ecuador
    Paraguay
    Bolivia

  2. Which of the following countries are part of the MERCOSUR?

    Argentina
    Brazil
    Uruguay
    Paraguay

  3. Match the following currencies to their respective countries:

    sucre, Ecuador
    quetzal, Guatemala
    real, Brazil
    bolívar, Venezuela
    colón, Costa Rica
    nuevo sol, Peru
    balboa, Panama
    lempira, Honduras