5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What are the major challenges facing Mexico?
- Describe in detail the environmental problems facing Mexico City.
- What unique advantages did the Spanish have that allowed them to conquer the Aztecs?
- What is the Altiplano?
- Where do most Central American Indians live?
- a The motor vehicles and factories release chemicals into the air which result in smog that can burn eyes and throats. People have pumped the wells so heavily that the ground has begun to sink and take the buildings with it.
- b Guatemala
- c muskets, horses, and diseases
- d Mexico City has too few jobs so many people live in shacks without electricity and running water. Mexico City also suffers from terrible air pollution. Parts of southern Mexico have inadequate schools and poorly developed telephone communication and transportation.
- e an elevated plain between the two great ranges that the Andes divide into
5 Multiple choice questions
- Many island leaders see tourism as the great hope for the future economic growth. Tourism takes land that could be used for farming and the jobs are mostly seasonal and have low pay, though. Tourism does bring needed jobs and reduces unemployment.
- sugar cane
- There aren't many and there is no major river system.
- Factories and cars that release chemicals and toxins into the air cause air pollution.
5 True/False questions
Why is the land so unstable around Mexico City? → The city lies on a dry lake bed, so the soils underneath are soft and unstable.
On what legend did the Aztecs found the town Tenochtitlan? → Their god advised them to build where they saw an eagle eating a snake while perched on a cactus.
What environmental hazards are in this region? → Small gold fields have been discovered throughout Central America. Jamaica has major deposits of bauxite. Cuba and the Dominican Republic produce nickel. Trinidad has oil.
isthmus → wide fertile grasslands in southern South America
What is Mexico's most valuable natural resource? → petroleum