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World History Warm Ups
Week 17: Central and Latin America

1. The Mayans played a game where players tried to drive a solid rubber ball through stone rings. They were only allowed to use their hips to propel the balls. What was the punishment for being on the losing team?
Answer: They were sacrificed

2. What Aztec city's name is roughly translated as "place of the prickly pear cactus"?
Answer: Tenochtitlan

3. Which modern country was founded after Francois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture as he led more than 100,000 slaves in revolt against a French sugar colony?
Answer: Haiti

4. Banana Republic is more than the name of a really cool store. What in historical terms is a 'banana republic'?
Answer: A small country dependant on large, wealthy nations.


5. Who is America's third largest trading partner?
Answer: Mexico


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