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How Well Do You Know Central America and Mexico?

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Published on May 22, 2007

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How Well Do You Know CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO?

Here’s a bonus question to get the game rolling! What led many of the countries in this region of Latin America to gain independence in 1821? All picture sources: Google Images

What led many of the countries in this region of Latin America to gain independence in 1821?

All picture sources: Google Images

Question 1 When did Christopher Columbus discover the West Indies?

When did Christopher Columbus discover the West Indies?

1502 ACE

Question 2 Where did the Mayas live?

Where did the Mayas live?

The Mayas lived in southern Mexico and in present-day Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The Mayas lived in southern Mexico and in present-day Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Question 3 Name any 4 of the 7 ancient civilizations that originated in Mexico

Name any 4 of the 7 ancient civilizations that originated in Mexico

Olmec Maya Aztec Teotihuacan Mixtec Toltec Zapotec

Olmec

Maya

Aztec

Teotihuacan

Mixtec

Toltec

Zapotec

Question 4 When did most of the major Spanish settlement occur?

When did most of the major Spanish settlement occur?

In the 1520s

Question 5 Which country did Panama join forces with during the independence movement of Central America?

Which country did Panama join forces with during the independence movement of Central America?

 

Question 6 What religion did the Spanish missionaries bring to the Americas?

What religion did the Spanish missionaries bring to the Americas?

Roman Catholic

Bonus! Name two reasons why the Mexicans embraced the new Spanish religion.

Name two reasons why the Mexicans embraced the new Spanish religion.

Question 7 “ A belief that a country’s economic strength depended on increasing its gold supply by exporting more goods than it imported” is an example of what?

“ A belief that a country’s economic strength depended on increasing its gold supply by exporting more goods than it imported” is an example of what?

Mercantilism

Question 8 Why did the Spanish want to conquer the Americas?

Why did the Spanish want to conquer the Americas?

They wanted to expand their empire The Americas were rumored to be filled with gold They wanted to be the most rich and powerful European country

They wanted to expand their empire

The Americas were rumored to be filled with gold

They wanted to be the most rich and powerful European country

Question 9 What was the name of the federation created by the Central American countries after their independence?

What was the name of the federation created by the Central American countries after their independence?

The United Provinces of Central America

Question 10 What was the name of the Aztec capital?

Tenochtitlan

Question 11 Give one reason why the Aztec empire fell with the arrival of the Spanish.

Give one reason why the Aztec empire fell with the arrival of the Spanish.

They believed Cortes was a god The Spanish brought smallpox, which weakened the Aztec army The Spanish became allies with some of the Aztecs, making it easier for them to ruin the empire from within

They believed Cortes was a god

The Spanish brought smallpox, which weakened the Aztec army

The Spanish became allies with some of the Aztecs, making it easier for them to ruin the empire from within

Question 12 Who declared independence for Mexico in 1821?

Austin de Iturbide

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