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For items 1–5, match each term with its description below. Type the letter of your answer choice in the box below each description.
A. Seizure of government power
B. The Chilean secret police during Pinochet’s rule
C. A group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power
D. Established new governments in South America following the independence movements
E. A form of political rule in Chile until the 1990s
1. Coup d’etat (1 point)
2. Constitution (1 point)
3. DINA (1 point)
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4. The United States views Chavez as a threat because (1 point)
of his strong relationship with Iran.
of his verbal confrontation with Condoleeza Rice.
of his ability to monopolize foreign oil reserves.
of his proactive approach in developing weapons of mass destruction.
5. Despite the country’s wealth from oil, many Venezuelans (1 point)
are becoming less accepting of Chavez because of his ego and abusive power as a political figure.
are suffering from chronic poverty and widespread unemployment.
are becoming wealthier and financially stable.
remain optimistic that someday, they will receive a large quantity of money due to oil revenue.
6. Hugo Chavez was reelected as president in 1998 to lead the country of (1 point)
7. What statement below best explains the reason for the deteriorating political relationship between the U.S. and Latin American countries? (1 point)
The U.S. has terminated aid to the Latin America countries because of their refusal to endorse the U.S .invasion of Iraq.
The U.S. has issued threats to those Latin America countries that support Chavez’s arguments and actions.
The U.S. has overregulated trade with Latin America countries.
The U.S. has shown resentment toward many countries because of their dissatisfaction with democratic principles.
8. This person served as a well–known dictator and commander of Chile’s army and ruled the country from 1973 to 1990. (1 point)
Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte