Mexico unit test

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Mexico unit test
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  1. Who built the first civilizations in Mexico about 1200 B.C.
    Olmecs
  2. Who developed the calendar?
    Mayans
  3. They invaded from the north.
    Aztecs
  4. Who led the people in a revolt against the Aztecs?
    Hernan Cortes
  5. Who did Hernan Cortes name as leader of Mexico?
    King Charles III
  6. What religion did Mexico convert to?
    Catholicism
  7. Who did King Charles begin taking rights away from?
    farmers
  8. What state used to be part of Mexico?
    Texas
  9. What year did Mexico fight with Texas?
    1846
  10. What year did Texas become a state?
    1847
  11. What brough order to Mexico?
    PRI
  12. Who was the leader of PRI?
    Vincente Fox
  13. What did the PRI party give back to the farmers?
    land
  14. Most Mexicans are...
    Mestizos
  15. Who holds the most power in Mexico's government?
    the President
  16. What two heritages make up Mestizo?
    Spanish/European and Native American
  17. What percentage of Mexicans live in towns or cities?
    75%
  18. What is one serious problem in most large cities in Mexico?
    air pollution
  19. What religion is practiced by 90% of Mexicans?
    Catholicism
  20. How many languages are native to Mexico?
    36
  21. Mexico's 6 land regions are
    • Pacific Northwest
    • Southern Uplands
    • Chiapas Highlands
    • Yucatan Peninsula
    • Gulf Coastal Plain
    • Mexican Plateau
  22. Mexico's largest cities are found in what region.
    Mexican Plateau
  23. A series of _________ extends across the southern edge of the Mexican Plateau.
    volcanic mountains
  24. Two mountain ranges, the _______and the ________ rim the Mexican Plateau.
    Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental
  25. Mexico's lowest lands are found in what region?
    Pacific Northwest
  26. Mexico's most important rivers are found in which region?
    Gulf Coastal Plain
  27. Mexico's most important rivers are...
    Rio Bravo/Rio Grande and Papaloapan
  28. The Sierra Madre del Sur is found in what region?
    Southern Uplands (Acapulco)
  29. The Yucatan Peninsula is composed mostly of _______.
    limestone plateaus
  30. Four major crops grown on the Mexican Plateau are
    corn, beans, wheat and rice
  31. Mexico's three most important minerals are
    silver, petroleum and natural gas
  32. Mexico is the world's ____ largest producer of oil.
    5th
  33. Manufacturing plants built near the U.S. boarder are called________.
    maquiladoras
  34. About _____ of all Mexicans hold jobs in service industries.
    1/2
  35. ________ranks second in the number of Mexicans employed.
    Manufacturing

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