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Mexico forms part of a land bridge that connects North America and....
South America
A fierce tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains is called a.....
Hurricane
The Maya built the steps in the temple of Kukulcan to correspond to the.....
number of days in a year
Large farms that raise a single crop for money are known as....
plantations
the altitude zone found at the top of Mexico's mountains is the....
tierra fria
the holiday that marks Mexico's defeat of an invading French army is.....
Cinco de Mayo
Many Mexican homes are made of sun-dried bricks called.....
adobe
Mexico City faces serious air pollution from a mixture of fog and chemicals called....
smog
The Maya developed a form of writing with signs and symbols called.....
hieroglyphics
Tenochtitlan, the site of present-day Mexico City, was built by the.....
Aztec
Mexico was a colony of what European country?
Spain
Which valuable Mexican territory was lost to the US?
Texas
What is the religion of most Mexicans today?
Roman Catholicism
The altitude zone in Mexico's coastal lowlands is the......
tierra caliente
The president of Mexico elected in 2000 is.....
Vicente Fox
Because the Olmec had no metals, they carved with.....
obsidian
a spanish army led by Hernan Cortes defeated the....
Aztec
Baja California is....
a peninsula
the Central American country with the largest population is....
Guatemala
the Panama Canal is located in which central american country?
Panama
the steel drum was developed in.....
Trinidad
the first nation in the history of the world to be founded by former slaves was....
Haiti
Cuba is one of the world's leading producers of....
sugar
the islands of the West Indies are really....
the tops of mountains
Haiti won independence from...
France
the soil of the Central Highlands is very fertile because of....
volcanic material
crops grown to sell rather than be eaten by the growers are called......
commercial crops
which Central American country was part of Colombia for decades?
Panama
Central America's climate is mainly...
tropical
in Haiti in the 1980's, the "peasants' savings bank" was....
the Creole pig
A musical instrument developed in Trinidad is the...
steel drum
the Central American country with one of the highest standards of living in Latin America is....
Costa Rica
in Haiti the ancestry of about 95% of the population is....
african
the Native American people who built a 212-foot temple in Tikal were the....
Maya
what country was colonized by Spain; grows flowers for export and has had rebel movements?
Guatemala
the island in the West Indies that is only 90 miles from Florida is...
Cuba
temperatures in the West Indies often remain pleasant because of the...
winds blowing from the sea
the dictator of communist Cuba is.....
Fidel Castro