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# Mexico & Central America "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"

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This is a whole-class review game that was created as a study tool for lectures covering Central America in a Geography class.

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### Mexico & Central America "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"

1. 1. Are You Smarter Than a 5 th Grader? Mexico, Central America, & South America
2. 3. Each team has it’s own question board and its own questions. On the next slide, it will ask you whether you want to go to Team 1’s scoreboard or Team 2’s scoreboard. After a question is answered, the game will return to that team’s question board. Click on the button at the lower left to go to the other team’s question board. Each team has two questions for each grade level (1-5) and a \$100,00 question. As the questions move higher in grade, the questions get harder. When a team chooses a question, click on the button for that question. When the team has their answer, click on “Lock In.” This will take you to the answer to the question. If the team has gotten the answer right, click on “Passed School.” If the team has not gotten the answer right, click on “Failed School.”
3. 4. Each team has three lifelines – “Peek,” “Copy,” and “Save.” It is up to the teacher to keep track of which lifelines the team has used and which lifelines the team has left. “Peek” means that the team can look at the fifth grader’s answer (each grade has its own fifth grader) and decide whether or not they would like to use it. “Copy” means that the team answers what the fifth grader answered – even if the answer is wrong! “Save” means that the answer is given to the team, but be careful, you only get one! If a team “fails school”, then they lose the game. Whichever team either makes it to the \$100,000 question, or stays in the game the longest, wins!
4. 5. Team 1 Team 2
5. 6. 1,000,000 5th Grade “The Mexican Revolution” 5th Grade “Peru and Bolivia Landscape” 4th Grade “Vocabulary” 4th Grade “NAFTA Countries” 3rd Grade “Political Conditions of Paraguay” 3rd Grade “Physical Geography of South America” 2nd Grade “Vocabulary” 2nd Grade “Mexico’s Central Plateau” 1st Grade “Mexican Economy” 1st Grade “Mexican Politics” \$1,000,000 Question Team 1 Go to Team 2
7. 8. <ul><ul><li>What decreased dramatically in Mexican society because of the Mexican Revolution? </li></ul></ul>5 th Grade “The Mexican Revolution” Question Amanda Peek Copy Save Lock In
8. 9. 5 th Grade “The Mexican Revolution” Answer Flunked School <ul><ul><li>The number of haciendas decreased after the Mexican Revolution. </li></ul></ul>Passed School
9. 10. Back to the Question Amanda says : The number of haciendas
10. 11. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “the number of haciendas.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
11. 12. <ul><ul><li>What are the Andean Highlands in Peru and Bolivia known as? </li></ul></ul>5 th Grade “Peru and Bolivia Landscape” Question Peek Copy Save Amanda Lock In
12. 13. <ul><ul><li>The Andean Highlands in Peru and Bolivia are known as Altiplano. </li></ul></ul>5th Grade “Peru and Bolivia Landscape” Answer Flunked School Passed School
13. 14. Back to the Question Amanda says : Altiplana
14. 15. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “ Altiplano .” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
15. 16. <ul><ul><li>The eastern coast of Mexico is an _______ producing region, while the western coast has some of the best _______ in the country. </li></ul></ul>5 th Grade “Mexico’s Coastal Areas” Question Peek Copy Save Amanda Lock In
16. 17. 5 th Grade “Mexico’s Coastal Areas” Answer <ul><ul><li>The eastern coast of Mexico is an oil producing region, while the western coast has some of the best farmland in the country. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
17. 18. Back to the Question Amanda says : Natural gas, farmland
18. 19. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “oil, farmland.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
19. 20. <ul><ul><li>What does Venezuela’s economy rely most heavily on? </li></ul></ul>5 th Grade “Venezuela’s Economy” Question Peek Copy Save Amanda Lock In
20. 21. <ul><ul><li>Venezuela’s economy relies most heavily on oil reserves in places such as the eastern llanos. </li></ul></ul>5th Grade “Venezuela’s Economy” Answer Flunked School Passed School
21. 22. Back to the Question Amanda says : Oil reserves in places such as the eastern llanos
22. 23. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “oil reserves in places such as the eastern llanos.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
23. 24. <ul><ul><li>What are cordilleras? </li></ul></ul>4 th Grade “Vocabulary ” Question Peek Copy Save Edward 4th Grade “Vocabulary” Question Lock In
24. 25. 4th Grade “Vocabulary” Answer <ul><ul><li>Cordilleras are parallel mountain ranges. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
25. 26. Back to the Question Edward says : Parallel mountain ranges
26. 27. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “parallel mountain ranges.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
27. 28. <ul><ul><li>Are Spain, Mexico, Canada, and the United States all NAFTA countries? </li></ul></ul>4 th Grade “NAFTA Countries” Question Peek Copy Save Edward Lock In
28. 29. <ul><ul><li>Mexico, Canada, and the United States are all NAFTA countries; however, Spain is not. </li></ul></ul>4th Grade “NAFTA Countries” Answer Flunked School Passed School
29. 30. Back to the Question Edward says : Spain is not a NAFTA country
30. 31. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “Spain is not a NAFTA country.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
31. 32. <ul><ul><li>Haciendas were usually owned by ______ landlords who lived in ______. </li></ul></ul>4 th Grade “Haciendas” Question Edward Peek Copy Save Lock In
32. 33. 4th Grade “Haciendas” Answer <ul><ul><li>Haciendas were usually owned by absentee landlords who lived in Spain . </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
33. 34. Back to the Question Edward says : Absentee, Spain
34. 35. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “absentee, Spain.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
35. 36. <ul><ul><li>How does the soil and climate in the Central Valley (Chile) affect the population? </li></ul></ul>4 th Grade “Climate in Chile” Question Edward Peek Copy Save Lock In
36. 37. <ul><ul><li>The climate and soil of the Central Valley are well suited to growing wine grapes and other fruits and vegetables. </li></ul></ul>4th Grade “Climate in Chile” Answer Flunked School Passed School
37. 38. Back to the Question Edward says : The soil and climate are good for growing fruits and vegetables
38. 39. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “climate and soil is good for growing grapes and other fruits and vegetables.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
39. 40. <ul><ul><li>In recent years, the political conditions in Paraguay have changed because a democratically elected government has been replaced with what? </li></ul></ul>3rd Grade “Political Conditions of Paraguay” Question Joseph Peek Copy Save Lock In
40. 41. 3rd Grade “Political Conditions in Paraguay” Answer <ul><ul><li>In recent years, the political conditions in Paraguay have changed because a democratically elected government has been replaced by a military dictatorship . </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
41. 42. Back to the Question Joseph says : Military dictatorship Joseph
42. 43. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “a military dictatorship.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
43. 44. <ul><ul><li>What element of physical geography binds the countries of southern South America together? </li></ul></ul>3rd Grade “Physical Geography of South America” Question Peek Copy Save Joseph Lock In
44. 45. 3rd Grade “Physical Geography of South America” Answer <ul><ul><li>The Plata River system binds the countries of southern South America together. </li></ul></ul>Flunked School Passed School
45. 46. Back to the Question Joseph says : The highland plateau Joseph
46. 47. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “the Plata River system.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
47. 48. <ul><ul><li>In the Andes, some native Indians have developed unusual physical characteristics. Why? </li></ul></ul>3rd Grade “Andes Effects on Population” Question Peek Copy Save Joseph Lock In
48. 49. 3rd Grade “Andes Effects on Population” Answer <ul><ul><li>In the Andes, some native Indians have developed unusual physical characteristics that make it easier for them to live at high altitudes. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
49. 50. Back to the Question Joseph says : Makes it easier for them to live at high altitudes Joseph
50. 51. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “it makes it easier for them to live at high altitudes.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
51. 52. <ul><ul><li>What is “a tropical grassland region that lies on both sided of the Orinoco River in Venezuela?” </li></ul></ul>3rd Grade “Vocabulary” Question Peek Copy Save Joseph Lock In
52. 53. 3rd Grade “Vocabulary” Answer <ul><ul><li>The llanos is a tropical grassland region that lies on both sides of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. </li></ul></ul>Flunked School Passed School
53. 54. Back to the Question Joseph says : llanos Joseph
54. 55. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “llanos.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
55. 56. <ul><ul><li>About 30% of the population in Suriname is made up of _____, people of mixed ______ and other ancestry. </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Vocabulary” Question Cynthia Peek Copy Save Lock In
56. 57. 2nd Grade “Vocabulary” Answer <ul><ul><li>About 30% of the population in Suriname is made up of mulattoes , people of mixed African and other ancestry. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
57. 58. Back to the Question Cynthia says : Mulatoes, Spanish Cynthia
58. 59. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “mulattoes, African.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
59. 60. <ul><ul><li>Why is Mexico’s Central Plateau the site of frequent earthquake and volcanic activity? </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Mexico’s Central Plateau” Question Peek Copy Save Cynthia Lock In
60. 61. <ul><ul><li>Because it lies at the crossroads of four tectonic plates, Mexico’s central plateau it is the site of frequent earthquake and volcanic activity. </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Mexico’s Central Plateau” Answer Flunked School Passed School
61. 62. Back to the Question Cynthia says : Because it lies at the crossroads of four tectonic plates Cynthia
62. 63. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “because it lies at the crossroads of four tectonic plates.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
63. 64. <ul><ul><li>True or False: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The key to the Spanish Conquest of Mexico in the 1500’s was that the Spanish began by cultivating the trust of the Aztecs and then destroyed their empire. </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Spanish Conquest” Question Peek Copy Save Cynthia Lock In
64. 65. 2nd Grade “Spanish Conquest” Answer <ul><ul><li>False: The key to the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1500’s was that the Spanish formed alliances with the enemies of the Aztecs. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
65. 66. Back to the Question Cynthia says : False Cynthia
66. 67. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “false.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
67. 68. <ul><ul><li>When did the peninsulares have control of Mexico: before or after it won its independence from Spain? </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Peninsulares Control” Question Peek Copy Save Cynthia Lock In
68. 69. <ul><ul><li>The peninsulares had control over Mexico before it won its independence from Spain. </li></ul></ul>2nd Grade “Peninsulares Control” Answer Flunked School Passed School
69. 70. Back to the Question Cynthia says : Before it won its independence from Spain Cynthia
70. 71. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “before it won its independence from Spain.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
71. 72. <ul><ul><li>True or False: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technology industry is a major source of income for the Mexican economy. </li></ul></ul>1st Grade “Mexican Economy” Question Logan Peek Copy Save Lock In
72. 73. 1st Grade “Mexican Economy” Answer <ul><ul><li>False : Major sources of income for the Mexican economy include agriculture, tourism, and petroleum extraction. </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
73. 74. Back to the Question Logan says : True Logan
74. 75. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “false.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
75. 76. <ul><ul><li>What is the basic difference between the democratic republic of Mexico and that of the United States? </li></ul></ul>1st Grade “Mexican Politics” Question Peek Copy Save Logan Lock In
76. 77. 1st Grade “Mexican Politics” Answer <ul><ul><li>The basic difference between the democratic republic of Mexico and that of the United States is that, in Mexico, one political party held power for decades. </li></ul></ul>Flunked School Passed School
77. 78. Back to the Question Logan says : In Mexico, one political party held power for decades Logan
78. 79. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “in Mexico, one political party held power for decades.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
79. 80. <ul><ul><li>What is the primary reason for the war of independence from Spain? </li></ul></ul>1st Grade “War of Independence” Question Edward Peek Copy Save Logan Lock In
80. 81. 1st Grade “War of Independence” Answer <ul><ul><li>The primary reason for the war of independence from Spain was the unhappiness of the criollos at the privileges reserved only for the peninsulares . </li></ul></ul>Passed School Flunked School
81. 82. Back to the Question Logan says : The unhappiness of the criollos at the privileges reserved only for the peninsulares Logan
82. 83. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “the unhappiness of the criollos at the privileges reserved only for the peninsulares .” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
83. 84. <ul><ul><li>The grasslands of Argentina produce most of Argentina’s what? </li></ul></ul>1st Grade “Grasslands of Argentina” Question Peek Copy Save Logan Lock In
84. 85. 1st Grade “Grasslands of Argentina” Answer <ul><ul><li>The grasslands of Argentina produce most of Argentina’s grains and meats. </li></ul></ul>Flunked School Passed School
85. 86. Back to the Question Logan says : Grains and meats Logan
86. 87. Back to the Question The answer to the question is “grains and meats.” That is your only save for the entire game, so I hope it was worth it!
87. 88. \$1,000,000 Question <ul><ul><li>Why is it difficult for small farmers in Columbia to produce enough to feed their families? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which of the following is not a problem that is associated with the answer to part (a): a drop in demand for coffee would affect the whole economy, most of the coffee is exported illegally, a few wealthy families own most of the coffee plantations, if disease strikes the coffee trees, it would affect the entire economy. </li></ul></ul>Lock In
88. 89. \$1,000,000 Answer <ul><ul><li>It is difficult for small farmers in Columbia to produce enough to feed their families because they focus their efforts on a single cash crop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The following problem is not associated with Columbia’s dependence on a single cash crop: most of the coffee is exported illegally. </li></ul></ul>Click here if you won. Click here if you lost.
89. 90. \$1,000,000 Question <ul><ul><li>What country has the highest per capita GNP in all the countries in southern South America? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which of the following is not an accurate statement about the country that is the answer in part (a): the majority of the population is of European ancestry, most of the population lives in cities, the gap between the rich and the poor is the smallest in South America, or it is the wealthiest country in South America? </li></ul></ul>Lock In
90. 91. \$1,000,000 Answer <ul><ul><li>Argentina has the highest per capita GNP of all the countries in southern South America. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The following statement is not an accurate statement about Argentina: the gab between the rich and the poor is the smallest in South America. </li></ul></ul>Click here if you won. Click here if you lost.
91. 92. Sorry, you are not smarter than a fifth grader!
92. 93. You are definitely smarter than a fifth grader!