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Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What thing brought by the Spanish conquistadors killed thousands of Aztecs and Inca people?
  1. Lions
  2. Cannon balls
  3. Sling shots
  4. Diseases
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What was one of the earliest civilizations in North America?
  1. Mayans
  2. Americans
  3. Puebloans
  4. Olmec
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Archaeologists believe that the Maya began to develop a complex culture around
  1. 400 BC
  2. 500 BC
  3. 300 BC
  4. 600 BC
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The Olmec Civilization...
  1. is known as the "mother civilization" of the Americas.
  2. developed calendars, a number system, and a form of writing.
  3. began about 3,500 years ago in southeastern Mexico.
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Shiploads of                     and                     were sent back to Spain after the defeat of the Aztecs, which encouraged further explorations of the New World.
  1. slaves and women
  2. clothing and horses
  3. food and grain
  4. gold and silver
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Which of the following did not happen to Toussaint L'Overture?
  1. He sent a constitution to Napoleon for approval for a new French Republic.
  2. He was attacked by Napoleon in order to restore slavery.
  3. During an armistice he was taken prisoner.
  4. He died after many long and productive years of service working for Napoleon.
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
This civilization conquered other cultures and enslaved the survivors.
  1. Aztec
  2. Inca
  3. Maya
  4. Hopewell
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What colonies did the French find as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
  1. St. Lawrence and Quebec
  2. Quebec and Champlain
  3. St. Lawrence and Champlain
  4. Quebec and Montreal
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Besides Conquistadors who sought treasure and dominion over lands, Spaniards arriving in the New World also included                   who were unselfish Christians who sacrificed personal comforts (in some cases, their lives) to exemplify the compassion and servitude of Jesus Christ.
  1. explorers
  2. slaves
  3. missionary friars
  4. pilgrims
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Which civilization had written language and even created paper to write on?
  1. Inuit
  2. Aztec
  3. Maya
  4. Anasazi
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The first civilization in North and Central America was the                 civilization.
  1. Aztec
  2. Mayan
  3. Babylonian
  4. Olmec
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The Conquistadors introduced                                    ,                                     , and                                      to the New World.
  1. the calendar, paper, and mathematics
  2. war, disease, and torture
  3. slavery, clothing, and farming
  4. firearms, metal weaponry, and horses
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
One reason that the Mayan civilization MAY HAVE ended is because of:
  1. War
  2. Starvation
  3. Mammoths
  4. Disease
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola inspired the pursuits of                                                   
  1. Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de Leon
  2. Hernando Cortes and Panfilo de Narvaez
  3. Hernando de Soto and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
  4. Giovanni Verrazano and Jacques Cartier
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
What Caused conflict between Cortes and the Aztec Empire?
  1. Their leader died from smallpox
  2. They wanted control of Jerusalem
  3. Cortes took Moctezuma (their leader) prisoner
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Giovanni da Verrazano was an Italian who was commissioned by France in 1524 to sail to the New World in search for                                  .
  1. a Northwest Passage to the orient
  2. the Fountain of Youth
  3. the Seven Cities of Cibola
  4. gold and silver
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
                    alone reaped treasures from the New World, causing other European countries to lose interest in the Americas. This led to the                     sea-faring fleet in control of the high seas for most of the sixteenth century.
  1. France; French
  2. England; English
  3. Spain; Spanish
  4. Portugal; Portugese
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
De Soto led a 600-man expedition into the southeastern portion of the North American continent. Advancing westward, De Soto and his men discovered the                            , and eventually reached what is now                            .
  1. Rio Grande; Texas
  2. St Lawrence River; Quebec
  3. Pacific Ocean; Coombia
  4. Mississippi River; Oklahoma
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
Tenochtitlan was the capital city for this group.
  1. Inca
  2. Aztec
  3. Maya
  4. Anasazi
Grade 5 Latin America and Caribbean
The Olmec were an Agricultural civilization.

An Agricultural civilization is a           farming          civilization.
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