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The Americas chapter Review. What is isthmus? What is Maize? What are the major mountains ranges in North and South America? What are the major rivers in North and South America? In which two way early people could have come to North America?

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The Americas chapter Review

  • What is isthmus?
  • What is Maize?
  • What are the major mountains ranges in North and South America?
  • What are the major rivers in North and South America?
  • In which two way early people could have come to North America?
  • Why farming was very successful in Mesoamerica?
  • Where did Chavin live?
  • What is the oldest civilization in the Mesoamericans?
  • What are the most important civilizations in Mesoamerica?
  • What culture developed in North America? What are they known for?
  • How Mayas got fresh water?
  • What mathematic concept did the Mayas develop?
  • Why are the possible reasons why the Mayan civilization declined?
  • What group lived near the Arctic Circle?
  • What groups dominated the Southwest?
  • What are the Mayas achievements?
  • How did Inuit survive?
  • What are sinkholes?
  • What are the hogans?
  • What is the best know empire from the Mesoamerica?
  • A narrow piece of land that connected two larger areas of land
  • Corn
  • Rocky mountains and the Andes range
  • The Mississippi and Amazon
  • By walking across the land bridge or by boat
  • The land was rich and the climate was mild
  • Coastal area of present Peru and Ecuador
  • The Olmec
  • Olmec, Mayas and Aztecs
  • The Hohokam (they dug irrigation canal, the Anasazi (built stone buildings called pueblos, the mound builders (were mainly hunters and farmers), the Mississippians (built huge mound of earth)
  • From swaps and sinkholes
  • Zero
  • Increased warfare, decreased of food production, increased diseases
  • The Inuit
  • The Hopi, The Acoma, and The Zuni
  • Invented a writing system, Development of a calendar, understood astronomy
  • Hunting seals, walruses and polar bears
  • Areas where the soil has collapsed into a hollow or depression
  • Square, wooden homes built by the Navajo
  • Aztec Empire