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Landed in the Gulf of Mexico intent on conquering the Aztecs

Who was Hernan Cortes?

100

Lived on the Yucatan Peninsula and developed a calendar, hieroglyphics, and a number system based on 20

Who are the Maya?

100

This language is still spoken in Brazil because it was once a colony of this European country.

What is Portugal?

100

Mexican holiday

What is the Day of the Dead?

100

Major religion in Latin America today

What is Roman Catholic?

200

Ships transported gold, tobacco, and silver to Europe and brought back these

What are African slaves?

200

17 carved Gigantic head carved by these ancient people have been found to date

Who were the Olmecs?

200

This country has a large Native American population.

What is Peru?

200

Holiday celebrated before Lent

What is Carnival?

200

Latin American writing that combines fantastic events with the ordinary

What is magical realism?

300

Liberated Argentina and Chile from the Spanish

Who was Jose de San Martin?

300

Language spoken by the Inca long ago

What is Quechua?

300

Established as a country after a slave revolt

What is Haiti?

300

high-ranking military officers who often ruled as dictators

What are caudillos?

300

Set up a communist state in Cuba

Who is Fidel Castro?

400

He led the fight for freedom for Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia

Who was Simon Bolivar?

400

had huge temples with floating gardens

What is Tenochtitlan?

400

Who led the revolution in Cuba

Who was Fidel Castro?

400

It is tradition that these people searched for a home where there was an eagle sitting on a cactus eating a snake

Who were the Aztecs?

400

Most widely spoken language in Latin American today?

What is Spanish?

500

This pair of famous monarchs were from what country and commissioned Christopher Columbus 

Who were Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain?

500

Their capital city was Tula

Who were the Toltecs?

500

Many people are forced to live in poor housing and over crowded conditions because of this

What is a low literacy rate?

500

father head of family, generations live together, adults care for their elderly parents, close extended family relationships

What is family life like in Latin American cultures?

500

Growing population, limited resources, crime related to illegal drugs, wide gap between rich and poor

What are some of the problems facing Latin America today?