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Use an encyclopedia or the internet to answer the following questions about Nicaragua. 1. How did Nicaragua get its name? 2. The majority of Nicaraguans are Mestizos. What does Mestizo mean?
3. What are the three regions of Nicaragua? Give a brief description of each. 4. What is the main source of Nicaragua’s income? 5. What are Nicaragua’s chief manufactured products? 6. What is the most heavily populated part of Nicaragua?
7. Which two cities struggled for power in the 1800s? 8. What led to the landing of U.S. Marines in Nicaragua in 1912? 9. What is the name of the family that controlled Nicaragua from 1937 to 1979? 10. In 1979 who took over Nicaragua? What was the reaction of the United States to the new government? 11. What event in 1998 devastated Nicaragua?