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  1. ___ nearly half of the continent of South America, Brazil is the largest of the Latin American countries.
    a. Covering
    b. Covered
    c. Cover
  2. Brazil is a Federative Republic ___ twenty-six states and a Federal District.
    a. made up of
    b. made up by
    c. made up with
  3. According to national statistics, in 1996 ___ population reached 153.6 million inhabitants.
    a. the Brazil
    b. the Brazil's
    c. Brazil's
  4. Brazil is the only ___ country in South America.
    a. Portuguese-spoke
    b. Portuguese-speaking
    c. Portuguese-speak
  5. There's ___ official religion in Brazil. The Brazilian Constitution guarantees absolute freedom of religion.
    a. no
    b. none
    c. not
  6. There ___ five climatic regions in Brazil: equatorial, tropical, semi-arid, highland tropical and subtropical.
    a. has been
    b. has
    c. are
  7. It ___ that Brazilians are one of the most racially mixed peoples in the world.
    a. believed
    b. believes
    c. is believed
  8. Seasons in Brazil are the reverse of ___ in the US and Europe.
    a. that
    b. these
    c. those
  9. Brazil possesses rich minerals and soil; however, the country's resources have yet ___ .
    a. to be surveyed
    b. be surveyed
    c. to be surveying
  10. Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is the seat of Government, ___ the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Powers.
    a. house
    b. housing
    c. housed
  11. Sao Paulo, the country's leading manufacturing and financial center, is ___ largest city in Brazil.
    a. the
    b. a
    c. an
  12. ___ suffering the effects of human intervention, the Amazon Forest and the Pantanal Mato-Grossense are two of the largest wildlife reservations on earth.
    a. Although
    b. But
    c. In spite
  13. Much of what is characteristically Brazilian in music, folklore and cuisine ___ in the Northeastern region of Brazil.
    a. originating
    b. originated
    c. origin
  14. During Carnival, Rio de Janeiro receives a great number of tourists ___ want to participate in this great festival.
    a. which
    b. whom
    c. who
  15. The most popular sport in Brazil is soccer, but volleyball, basketball and tennis are also ___ popular.
    a. fair
    b. quietly
    c. quite
  16. Car racing ___ in popularity with Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna.
    a. have also grown
    b. has also grown
    c. had also grown
  17. Brazilians are also known by their music and rhythm. ___ typical popular music is the Samba.
    a. The most
    b. The more
    c. Most
  18. ___ there's one dish that is typically Brazilian, it is Feijoada.
    a. If
    b. Whether
    c. So

Copyright (C) 1997 Vera Mello (vcqm@ruralsp.com.br)
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