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SS - History Quiz

vocab

QuestionAnswer
Treaty An agreement in writing made by 2 or more countries
Fiesta A festival or celebration
Mesoamerica Region of Southern Mexico and Central America that was occupied in ancient times by peoples similar cultural features (Mayans and Aztecs)
Line of demarkation Imaginary line from the north pole to the south pole (50 degrees longitude) defined trade line for Spain and Portugal
Elevation The height above sea level
Aztec Ancient civilization of the western hemisphere and capital city: Tenochtitlan
Inca Ancient civilization of western hemisphere. Capital city: Cuzco
Mayan Ancient civilization of Western Hemisphere - Capital City: Tikal
Civilization The way of life of a group of people
Irrigation Suppling dry land or crops with water
Maize Both the plant and the kernel of corn
Culture Language, religious beliefs, values, customs, and other ways of life shared by a group of people
Hieroglyphics a system of writing using signs and symbols
Conquistadors Conquerers working for the Spanish government who were in charge of gaining land and wealth in the americas
Climate The weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
Aqueduct A pipe or a channel used to carry water from a distant source to dry areas
Created by: awex