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Chapter 3
Settling the Americas
A narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water is a __________.
The study or record of what happened in the past is called __________.
An amount greater than what is needed is called a __________.
A people's way of life is their __________.
A group of people and lands ruled by a government of one people is called __________.
an empire
The first Americans were originally from __________.
Which group of people studied the stars to create the most accurate calendar known until modern times?
the Mayas
The Woodland Indians of North America buried their dead under __________.
Every child in the Aztec civilization __________.
attended school
Which of the following is a secondary source?
a history textbook - an article in a newspaper - a person's letters - a spoken history
a history textbook
The first Americans probably came to North America while __________.
following herds of animals
The first Americans developed great civilizations based on __________.
In which Indian civilization were runners used to carry messages long distances?
Ice Age people survived the harsh climate because they learned to __________.
use fire
How did the Anasazi manage to grow crops in the desert Southwest?
They built irrigation systems.
Scholars and scientists study history because they hope to __________.
learn about the past
When the Ice Age ended, what did the early Americans have to do to survive?
find new sources of food
A culture is considered advanced when its people have __________.
learned to do specialized jobs
Give a phrase that describes how archaeologists do their work.
digging up the earth for bones and artifacts
Which kind of information are you most likely to find on a time line?
years and events
In what year did the Mayas build large cities?
A. D. 289
The Aztec empire rose in the year __________.
A. D. 1500
The Anasazi began building Pueblo Bonito in the year __________.
A. D. 900
What happened in the year A. D. 1200?
The Incan Empire started to rise.
The first Americans probably came from Asia across what is now the __________.
Bering Strait
A major city of the Mayan Empire was __________.
Chichen Itza
The first Americans probably had to migrate across glaciers in __________.
North America
In which direction did most first Americans move when they reached America?
The Incan Empire was located in __________.
South America
What major problem did Woodland farmers face in raising their crops?
lack of sunlight