Looking Southward

It's not news that the economies of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are connected to the U.S. economy in important ways. But how much do you know about some of our neighbors' economies? This quiz asks you about some of them.

Sources: Question 1; Question 2; Question 3; Question 4 (page 5 of the PDF); Question 5; Question 6; Question 7; Question 8; Question 9; Question 10

1. In the years spanning 2015–17, the United States imported the most automobiles from which country?
Canada
Japan
Mexico
2. Which cable TV network is most popular among children in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru?
The Disney Channel
Nickelodeon
Cartoon Network
3. True or false: Coffee is Colombia's top export.
True
False
4. Including the United States, how many countries in the Western hemisphere use the U.S. dollar as their official currency?
One
Four
Six
5. Brazil's population is how many times larger than Uruguay's?
20
40
60
6. In what year did the North American Free Trade Agreement go into effect?
1993
1994
1996
7. Which Caribbean destination had more tourist arrivals in 2016: Cuba or Puerto Rico?
Cuba
Puerto Rico
8. Which country in Latin America and the Caribbean is the biggest recipient of global foreign direct investment?
Chile
Mexico
Brazil
9. Before work started on the Panama Canal, the United States had wanted a canal linking the Atlanta and Pacific Oceans to be built in which country?
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Guatemala
10. Which does the United States run with Central and South America?
Trade surplus
Trade deficit
Balanced trade
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