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History of Mexico

Quiz by Guy Whitman

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  • Q1
    Page 222 - Spanish conquerors arrived in Mexico in the ____________________.
    1700's
    1600's
    1500's
    1800's
    120s
  • Q2
    Page 222 - The first people to live in what is now called Mexico settled in the area _____________________ of years ago.
    thousands
    billions
    hundreds
    millions
    120s
  • Q3
    Page 222 - What step marked the beginning of agriculture in the Americas?
    The act of hunting.
    The development of the plow.
    The growing of maize.
    The creation of terraces.
    120s
  • Q4
    pg. 222 What group arose along Mexico's gulf coast in or around 1500 BC?
    The Aztec civilization.
    The Olmec civilization.
    The Mayan civilization.
    The Spanish Conquistadors.
    120s
  • Q5
    Page 223 - What civilization followed the Olmecs?
    The Aztec civilization.
    The Mayan civilization.
    The Incan civilization.
    The Toltec civilization.
    120s
  • Q6
    Page 223 - The study of the stars and the planets is referred to as _____________________________.
    Biology
    Astronomy
    Chemistry
    Zoology
    120s
  • Q7
    Page 223 - What peninsula did the Maya live on (do you remember this)?
    Floridian Peninsula
    Yucatan Peninsula
    Baja Peninsula
    The Yukon Peninsula
    120s
  • Q8
    Page 224 (Closer Look) - What is the name of the well-known artist that painted the works of art shown along the top of the page?
    Leonardo da Vinci
    Salvador Dali
    Diego Rivera
    Michelangelo
    120s
  • Q9
    Page 224 - To cause someone to adopt a different religion.
    Force
    Baptize
    Convert
    Indoctrinate
    120s
  • Q10
    Page 224 - What encounter changed the history of Mexico?
    The arrival of Hernan Cortes and the conquistadors.
    The arrival of the Germans.
    The discovery of maize.
    The invention of farming.
    120s
  • Q11
    Page 224 - When Cortes arrived, he destroyed the Aztec capital city of ______________________________?
    Ottawa
    Chichen Itza
    Tenochtitlan
    Tikal
    120s
  • Q12
    Page 224 - Under the Spanish, the lives of the native people changed and the native people had few ______________?
    possessions
    rights
    children
    marriage options
    120s
  • Q13
    Page 224 - What religion did Spanish priests convert Native Americans to?
    Protestantism
    Hinduism
    Judaism
    Roman Catholicism
    120s
  • Q14
    Page 225 - What movement was sweeping across Europe and the Americas during this time frame?
    Feudalism
    The Dark Ages
    The Enlightenment
    Manorialism
    120s
  • Q15
    Page 225 - What was the Enlightenment questioning?
    The idea that workers should be given a lighter load.
    That lights should be left on at night.
    The unjust rule of kings and the idea that all people have basic rights.
    The idea that Dark Magic should be stopped.
    120s

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