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1

What dangers does Mexico face?

Earthquakes

2

What are Mexican cowhand who work on large cattle ranches called

Vaqueros

3

What percent of Mexico's people live in fertile central region

50 percent

4

What states did Mexico sell to the United States

California, Utah, and Nevada

5

What do Mexico's mountain ranges create 3 of

Altitude zones

6

What are large farms that raise a single crop for money called

Plantations

7

Who built Tenochtitlan the site of present day Mexico City

Aztec

8

Mexico is the colony of what country

Spain

9

What is altitude zone in Mexico's coastal lowlands

Tierra caliente

10

What two countries does Mexico's coastal lowlands connect

North America and South America

11

What are fierce tropical storms with high winds and heavy rains called

Hurricanes

12

What is the climate zone found at the top of Mexico's mountains

Tierra fria

13

What year did Mexico become an independent country

1821

14

What is the religion of most Mexicans

Roman Catholic

15

What are Mexico's two main service industries

Tourism and banking

16

As Mexico industrialized it became less of country that

Farming agriculture

17

In 1990, Mexico, America, and Canada made a trade agreement called

Nafta

18

What is one of the largest urban areas in the world

Mexico City

19

What is the major steel producing city called

Monterrey

20

Who was the famous Mexican mural painter called

Diego Rivera

21

What is a thin flat bread

Tortilla

22

What is a band that plays tradition Mexican music

Mariachi

23

What is it called when you have a mixed Spanish and native Americans heritages

Mestizos

24

What is the body of water that borders on the east of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico

25

What is the peninsula that juts in the Gulf of Mexico

Yucatan

26

What is the temperate land called

Tierra Templada

27

What is the mountain range in western Mexico near the Pacific Ocean called

Sierra Madre Occidental