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Rubber boom: Quiz


Question 1: Thanks to rubber, the per capita income of Manaus was twice as much as the coffee-producing region (São Paulo, ________ and Espírito Santo).
Rio de JaneiroSalvador, BahiaNiteróiRecife

Question 2: The Brazilian government also did not fulfill its promise to return the "rubber soldiers" to their homes at the end of the war as ________ and with housing comparable to that of the military.
Greek hero cultGreek mythologyPlatoHero

Question 3: With an industrial treatment, the impurities are removed and the rubber is exposed to a process of ________, eliminating the undesirable qualities.
Natural rubberCross-linkOlmecVulcanization

Question 4: As ________ dominated the eastern Pacific Ocean from the beginning of 1942 and invaded Malaysia, the rubber plantations there came under their control, which resulted in the loss of 97% of Asiatic rubber production.
JapanCanadaCambodiaUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The rubber boom was an important part of the economic and social history of ________, being related with the extraction and commercialization of rubber.
BrazilPortugalMozambiqueEast Timor

Question 6: Thus, it was in the ________ that rubber extraction developed, using the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), a member of the Euphorbiaceae family.
BrazilAmazon RiverSouth AmericaAmazon Rainforest

Question 7: This resulted in the implementation of new elements, including infrastructure, in Belém and Manaus, this time on the behalf of the ________.
PhilippinesUnited StatesCanadaAlaska

Question 8: The choice of the Northeast as the center was a response to a devastating ________ in the region and to the unprecedented crisis that the farmers in the region confronted.
DroughtClimate change and agricultureKyoto ProtocolDeforestation

Question 9: The first factory for rubber products (suspenders (US) or braces (UK)) was in Paris, ________, in the year 1803.
ItalyFranceCanadaUnited Kingdom


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