Mexico

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. Many Mexicans live in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

2. All storms are considered Natural Disasters.

3. Mexico gave up some western states to the United States.

4. Mexico is on the continent of Central America.

5. The Aztecs were the second civilization to live in present day Mexico.

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

6. Mexico forms part of a land bridge that connects North America and
a.
Africa.
c.
Asia.
b.
South America.
d.
Australia.


7. Tenochtitlán, the site of present-day Mexico City, was built by the
a.
Maya.
c.
mestizos.
b.
Spanish.
d.
Aztec.


8. Mexico was a colony of what European country?
a.
England
c.
France
b.
Portugal
d.
Spain


9. What is the religion of most Mexicans today?
a.
Islam
c.
Protestantism
b.
Judaism
d.
Roman Catholic


10. What percent of Mexico’s population lives in the city.
a.
40%
c.
70%
b.
89%
d.
75%


11. The form of government running Mexico today is called a _.
a.
Democracy
c.
Monarch
b.
Theocracy
d.
Federal Republic


12. Mexico’s economy has mainly been one that depends on
a.
Oil
c.
Steel
b.
Agriculture
d.
Banks


13. This is the region where the majority of Mexico’s population lives.
a.
North
c.
Central
b.
South
d.
West


14. In recent years, Mexico’s economy has been becoming less dependent on agriculture and more dependent on __.
a.
Farming
c.
Migrant Workers
b.
Industrialization
d.
Providing Services


15. This region of Mexico has very high, snow-capped mountains
a.
North
c.
Central
b.
South
d.
West


Completion
Complete each statement.

16. The long peninsula shown in the graphic is .

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17. In the mid-1990s, Mexico, Canada, and the United States approved a trade agreement called _.

18. A Spanish army led by Hernán Cortés defeated the .

19. Mexico’s climate varies greatly from region to region. The two main reasons for this are and _.

20. This was the turning point of the Texas Revolution .

21. The official language of Mexico is .

22. What do you call a person who travels to another place to work? .

23. Name one of the biggest celebrations Mexico has ___.

Matching


a.
The Maya
j.
Plaza
b.
Hernan Cortes
k.
Spain
c.
Land Bridge
l.
Market
d.
North
m.
The Aztecs
e.
Central
n.
South
f.
The Mexican American war
o.
Federal Republic
g.
The Economy
p.
Mexico
h.
Theocracy
q.
The Texas Revolution
i.
Religion



24. They developed the 365 day calendar.

25. This is the form of government that is ruled by priests and religious leaders.

26. This was the War where The Battle of the Alamo was the Turning Point.

27. This country is known for bringing beef, chicken, and cheese to North America.

28. They were the second group of people to live in Mexico.

29. This was a war were two countries were fighting over control of Texas

30. a public square

Essay Question (10 points)
Below is a writing prompt for a 5-Paragraph persuasive essay. To recieve full credit for this question, you must develop a complete introductory paragraph.
~A complete introductory paragraph includes...
-Thesis Statement (sentence 1)
-3 Supporting Facts/Reasons (sentences 2, 3, 4)
-Conclusion/Transition (sentence 5)

31. Should the Mexican American Border be open? Support your opinion with facts/Reasons