How Well Do You Know

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a powerpoint game on central america and mexico history

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How Well Do You Know

  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 (that were discussed on the Wikispace!) </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. And the winner is…

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