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Study Guide Questions

1.     Mexico is part of __________________   America.        a.  North      b.  Central       c.  South
2.     What is the capital of Mexico?
3.     Which three factors are primarily responsible for Mexico's diverse landscape?
4.     What type of vegetation is found in the Tierra Templada?
5.     The lands of the Tierra Templada are also known as "the Lands of Eternal ______________ ."
6.     Mexico City is located in the Tierra Fría.  True or false?
7.     Briefly describe the Mexican Plateau.
8.     The Sierra Madre Oriental borders the Mexican Plateau on the ______________  side.         a.  eastern       b.  western
9.     Where are most of Mexico's larger settlements located?
10.     Mexico's largest inland body of water is ___________________ .         a.  Lake Patzcuaro       b.  Lake Chapala       c.  Lake Texcoco
11.     The area of El Bajio is known for its _________________________________________ .
12.     The Mesa del Norte has always been Mexico's most densely populated area.  True or false?
13.     Before being conquered by the Spaniards, Tenochtitlan was the capital of what
14.     Veracruz is Mexico's principal ____________  .         a.  farming region      b.  metropolitan center      c.  port city
15.     The Yucatán Peninsula is famous for the __________________  ruins, which still stand          there today.
16.     The majority of Mexico's population is considered to be young in comparison with the        populations of other countries.  True or false?
17.     What is the approximate population of Mexico City?
18.     Discuss how urbanization has affected Mexico.
19.     The Olmec people, who lived nearly 2,000 years ago, developed an advanced civilization in Mexico based on ______________________ .
20.     Which war-like people ruled Mexico from the 10th to the 12th Centuries?
21.     What happened to the Aztecs, and ended their rule?
22.     During the Spanish Colonial Period, the Spaniards tried to convert Mexico's native Indians to _______________________ .
23.     When did Mexico achieve independence from Spain?
24.     Conditions in Mexico vastly improved after Mexico gained independence from Spain. True or false?
25.     When did the Mexican Revolution take place?  Discuss how it affected the lives of the Mexican people.
26.     Today, Spanish is the only language of Mexico.  True or false?
27.     Describe several cultural differences that exist among the various regions of Mexico.
28.     After completing school, the majority of Mexico's young people will live at home with their parents until they are married.  True or false?
29.     Compare and contrast some of Mexico's Christmas traditions with those of the United States.
30.     What is the "Día de los Muertos"?
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