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  1. Mexico forms part of a land bridge between__________________and_______________________.
    North America and South America
  2. Mexico borders the southern______________ ______________.
    United States
  3. Mexico's two large peninsulas include________________ _________________on the west coast and the _________________ Peninsula on the east coast.
    • Baja California
    • Yucatan
  4. Mexico has three mountain ranges named the _________________ _________________.
    Sierra Madre
  5. Many of Mexico's mountains are____________________.
    volcanoes
  6. 2 dangers Mexicans face from land are
    volcanoes and earthquakes
  7. The central flat plateau, called the __________ _______ ______________, is surrounded by the Sierra Madre.
    Plateau of Mexico
  8. Latitude and ____________affect Mexico's climate.
    altitude
  9. Cowhands called_____________work on large cattle ranches.
    vaqueros
  10. ________________is an important industrial city in Mexico.
    Monterry
  11. Factories that assemble parts made in other countries are called______________.
    maquiladoras
  12. More that half of the people live in the______________region because of the _____________and fertile soil.
    • central
    • climate
  13. ____________ ________is one of the largest cities in the world.
    Mexico City
  14. In the south, there are ________________ _______________where farmers grow only enough food for their own families.
    subsistence farms
  15. In the coastal lowlands, wealthy farmers have______________.
    plantations
  16. From 1200 BC to the AD 1500s, Native Americans built advanced _________________.
    civilizations
  17. The Olmecs decorated their cities with large stone ________________and carved jewelry out of ______.
    • statues
    • jade
  18. The Olmecs were the first to grow________, or corn.
    maize
  19. The Maya lived in the rain forests of the____________Peninsula.
    Yucatan
  20. The Maya developed _______________and decorated tombs and temples with elaborate__________.
    • hieroglyphics
    • murals
  21. Around______________the Mayan civilzation suddenly declined.
    A.D. 900
  22. The capital of the Aztec Empire was___________________, the site of present-day_________ ________.
    • Tenochtitlan
    • Mexico City
  23. Tenochtitlan was built in the middle of a _______.
    lake
  24. Aztec farmers grew crops on ___________ _____________.
    "floating gardens"
  25. An army led by ___________ ___________defeated the ____________ ______________.
    • Hernan Cortes
    • Aztec Empire
  26. Spain made Mexico a __________.
    colony
  27. About 90 percent of Mexicans today follow the ____________ _______________ religion.
    Roman Catholic
  28. Mexicans won their independence from Spain in__________.
    1821
  29. Mexican__________revolted in 1910, led by __________ __________.
    • peasants
    • Emiliano Zapata
  30. About 75% of Mexians live in __________.
    cities
  31. Name 2 modern writers whose works reflect the values of Mexico's people.
    • Carlos Fuentes
    • Octavio Paz
  32. ________is an important part of the Mexican diet.
    corn
  33. Mexico's national govenment has _______power than the Mexican states.
    more
  34. For many decades on political party called the _________ __ ___________ ____________led Mexico.
    Party of Institutional Revolution (PRI)
  35. Mexicans who move from place to place for work are called______________ _______________.
    migrant workers
  36. People who work for little pay in Mexico make_________________________________________.
    less than they would in US
  37. Describle the economy in Mexico.
    It isn't very strong and the country has a lot of national debt
  38. Does Mexico have problems with pollution?
    Yes, people where masks outdoors in some parts of Mexico because the pollution is so bad.
  39. What term tells how far north or south of the Equator a place lies?
    latitude
  40. What is a term meaning "corn"?
    maize
  41. What kind of farm provides enough food for only one family?
    subsistence farms
  42. What is an industry that helps people but does not produce goods?
    service industry
  43. What is a large farm that produces a crop for sale?
    plantation
  44. What is height above sea level?
    altitude
  45. What landform jouins two larger landmasses?
    land bridge
  46. What is the name for a factory in Mexico where goods from other countries are put together?
    Maquiladora
  47. What word describes an economy that relies less on farming and more on manufacturing?
    industrialized
  48. What is the pollutant formed from fog mixed with chemicals?
    smog
  49. What are sun-dried clay bricks?
    adobe
  50. What is a form of writing that uses signs and symbols?
    hieroglyphics
  51. What landform is surrounded by water on three sides?
    peninsula
  52. What is a name for a Mexican cowhand?
    vaquero

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