How Well Do You Know CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO?
Here’s a bonus question to get the game rolling! <ul><li>What led many of the countries in this region of Latin America to...
Question   1 <ul><li>When did Christopher Columbus discover the West Indies? </li></ul>
1502  ACE
Question 2 <ul><li>Where did the Mayas live? </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>The Mayas lived in southern Mexico and in present-day Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. </li></ul></ul>
Question 3 <ul><li>Name any  4  of the  7  ancient civilizations that originated in Mexico </li></ul>
<ul><li>Olmec </li></ul><ul><li>Maya </li></ul><ul><li>Aztec </li></ul><ul><li>Teotihuacan  </li></ul><ul><li>Mixtec </li>...
Question 4 <ul><li>When did most of the major Spanish settlement occur? </li></ul>
In the   1520s
Question 5 <ul><li>Which country did Panama join forces with during the independence movement of Central America? </li></ul>
 
Question 6 <ul><li>What religion did the Spanish missionaries bring to the Americas? </li></ul>
Roman Catholic
Bonus! <ul><li>Name two reasons why the Mexicans embraced the new Spanish religion.  </li></ul>
Question  7 <ul><li>“ A belief that a country’s economic strength depended on increasing its gold supply by exporting more...
Mercantilism
Question 8 <ul><li>Why did the Spanish want to conquer the Americas? </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>They wanted to expand their empire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Americas were rumored to be filled with gold...
Question  9 <ul><li>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 <ul><li>Give one reason why the Aztec empire fell with the arrival of the Spanish. </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>They believed Cortes was a god </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spanish brought smallpox, which weakened the Azt...
Question 12 Who declared independence for Mexico in 1821?
Austin de Iturbide
And the winner is…
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  1. 1. How Well Do You Know CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO?
  2. 2. Here’s a bonus question to get the game rolling! <ul><li>What led many of the countries in this region of Latin America to gain independence in 1821? </li></ul><ul><li>All picture sources: Google Images </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question 1 <ul><li>When did Christopher Columbus discover the West Indies? </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1502 ACE
  5. 5. Question 2 <ul><li>Where did the Mayas live? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>The Mayas lived in southern Mexico and in present-day Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Question 3 <ul><li>Name any 4 of the 7 ancient civilizations that originated in Mexico </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Olmec </li></ul><ul><li>Maya </li></ul><ul><li>Aztec </li></ul><ul><li>Teotihuacan </li></ul><ul><li>Mixtec </li></ul><ul><li>Toltec </li></ul><ul><li>Zapotec </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 4 <ul><li>When did most of the major Spanish settlement occur? </li></ul>
  10. 10. In the 1520s
  11. 11. Question 5 <ul><li>Which country did Panama join forces with during the independence movement of Central America? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Question 6 <ul><li>What religion did the Spanish missionaries bring to the Americas? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Roman Catholic
  14. 15. Bonus! <ul><li>Name two reasons why the Mexicans embraced the new Spanish religion. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Question 7 <ul><li>“ 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? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Mercantilism
  17. 18. Question 8 <ul><li>Why did the Spanish want to conquer the Americas? </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><ul><li>They wanted to expand their empire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Americas were rumored to be filled with gold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They wanted to be the most rich and powerful European country </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Question 9 <ul><li>What was the name of the federation created by the Central American countries after their independence? </li></ul>
  20. 21. The United Provinces of Central America
  21. 22. Question 10 What was the name of the Aztec capital?
  22. 23. Tenochtitlan
  23. 24. Question 11 <ul><li>Give one reason why the Aztec empire fell with the arrival of the Spanish. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><ul><li>They believed Cortes was a god </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spanish brought smallpox, which weakened the Aztec army </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spanish became allies with some of the Aztecs, making it easier for them to ruin the empire from within </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Question 12 Who declared independence for Mexico in 1821?
  26. 27. Austin de Iturbide
  27. 28. And the winner is…

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