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Which letter on the map identifies the Caribbean Sea?
Which body of water is located west of Mexico?
the Pacific Ocean
the Gulf of Mexico
the Atlantic Ocean
the Caribbean Sea
Which letter on the map identifies the location of the Andes Mountains?
How are highlands different from lowlands?
Highlands are near the ocean.
Lowlands have a hotter climate.
What is the Isthmus of Panama?
a narrow land bridge in Central America
a mountainous area in South America
Lowlands are more likely to provide transportation for goods because they
are located near mountains.
are located by the ocean.
How did terrace farming allow Mesoamerican people to grow crops effectively?
It allowed them to increase the amount of land they could farm.
It provided a way to farm even in lowland areas with soil of poor quality.
Which physical features most promoted trade between Mesoamerican peoples?
How did the physical environment affect the development of cities in Mesoamerica?
Good farmland led to crop surpluses and trade.
Mountain areas allowed for easy road building and other construction.
Based on the map, why were the Maya most likely drawn to Tulum?
It was a mountainous area that was suitable for terrace farming.
It was a coastal lowland area that offered transportation routes.
How did the physical environment influence the Olmec?
The location near the Gulf of Mexico allowed for trade with other civilizations.
The tropical climate was poorly suited for farming.
Why were early Mesoamerican societies able to develop specialized jobs?
People did not have to spend all their time farming because they had crop surpluses.
People did not have to exchange goods with other cultures and could do other work.
Which statement describes the location of the Atacama Desert?
It is north of the Andes Mountains.
It is west of the Brazilian Highlands.
Where is Puebla located in relation to Acapulco?
Puebla is north and east of Acapulco.
Puebla is north and west of Acapulco.
Where was the Olmec civilization located in relation to the Mayan civilization?
to the east
to the west
Which statement describes the location of the Isthmus of Panama?
It is east of the Pacific Ocean.
It is north of Belize.