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Mayans writing system is based on hieroglyphs which ________?
-Spanish conquerors made no effort to decipher, and instead burned Mayan books
Montezuma didn't attack Cortes because ______
-he believed that Cortes was the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl
Which of the following is NOT a theory for the decline of Mayan civilization
-lack of invention and adaptation
One of the factors that contributed to the downfall of both the Inca and the Aztec empires was their
-lack of a natural immunity to diseases that the Spanish brought with them from Europe
The Inca produced a magnificent, expansive, and complex culture, despite lacking all of the following except ________
-a system of writing
Which of the following did not contribute to the fall of the Incan Empire?
-The Incan Empire had ineffective communication systems.
The mestizo population group is a majority group in most Latin American countries. Mestizos are best described as people __________.
-of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
As the result of hundreds of years of assimilation with Spanish culture, the most common religion in Latin America is __________.
The US government was very involved in Latin America during the Cold War, often in an attempt to __________
-stop the spread of communism in the region
Which of the class pyramids above correctly shows the race-based class system used in the Spanish colonies in the Americas?
-Peninsular, Criollo, Mestizo, Mulatto, Amerindians and slaves.
Which of the following statements best describes the role of the Catholic Church in the European conquest of Latin America?
-Catholic missionaries converted large numbers of the native populations, and the Catholic Church owned a substantial amount of property.
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