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Study Guide Answers

1.     Name the Mayan book of legends and lore.
     Popol Vuh
2.     What does #1 say each basket and pot contains?
     soul
3.     The large stone heads ar La Venta were sculpted by the: a). Aztecs b). Toltecs c). Olmecs d). Tarascans
     c). Olmecs
4.     Name the sturdy-fibered plant grown in Yucatán and other regions with long dry seasons.
     henequen
5.     Name the plants which are the source of a fiber called ixtle.
     Maguey
6.     What is used to thatch small houses in Mexico's tropical coastal regions?
     palm fronds
7.     Name the village most famous for its variety of items made from reeds and straw.
     Tzintzuntzan
8.     What are used by the Mexicans to obtain a red color dye?
     cochineal insects
9.     Name the traditional shawl worn by village women.
     reboza
10.     The Talavera style of tiles, pots, and tableware originated where?
     Spain (Talavera, Spain)
11.     Who is credited for creating a method for polishing the Zapotec pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec to a high sheen?
     Doña Rosa
12.     Who were Mexico's last native overlords before the arrival of the Spaniards?
     Aztecs
13.     The large stone calendar at Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology was sculpted by the: a). Aztecs b). Toltecs c). Olmecs d). Mayas
     a). Aztecs
14.     With what subject did graphic artist José Guadalupe Posada deal?
     politics
15.     Name the two traditions which have merged to create the Mexican heritage in arts and crafts.
     Spanish and Indian
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