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Study Guide Questions

1.     Where is the museum located?
2.     Who designed the museum?
3.     Briefly describe the architecture of the building.
4.     The lower floor of the museum houses artifacts from what time period? What is exhibited on the upper floor?
5.     Visitors must enter and leave museum rooms in a specific order. True or false?
6.     Historians believe that the first Mesoamericans were descendants of those who migrated to North America from ____________________ during the last glaciation.
7.     The focal point and religious center of Teotihuacán was dominated by two __________________ .
8.     The Aztecs believed that Teotihuacán was a city of the ________________________ .
9.     Teotihuacán's pottery has been found in other parts of Mesoamerica, which is further evidence that Teotihuacán was a center for ______________________ .
10.     Another important civilization featured in the museum is that of the _________________ , who built a great ceremonial city at Tula, in Hidalgo around 1000 A.D.
11.     Most of the sculptures created by these people focus on _________________________ .
12.     Some of the pottery of these ancient cultures reflects a close connection with Pueblo tribes of the Southwest United States. True or false?
13.     The _____________________ of lowland Tabasco are said to have developed the earliest civilization in Mesoamerica.
14.     One of the most famous rooms in the museum is the Maya Room. Give a brief description of the artifacts found there.
15.     The Mayas made great strides in mathematics, architecture, sculpture, and painting around the same time that what other great civilization was in decline?
16.     Elaborate tomb paintings indicate that the Monte Albán culture was preoccupied with ______________ .
17.     At the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1521, the _________________________ were the most powerful people in Mexico.
18.     Describe the Aztec exhibit.
19.     The Aztecs practiced ___________________ ______________________ , a ritual that they believed would satisfy the gods, and would also assure the continuance of night and day.
20.     Today, __________________________ stands on the site where the great ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlán once stood.
21.     There are virtually no more Indian cultures left in Mexico. True or false?
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