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Ancient America

Quiz by Susan Hawes

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  • Q1

    Which of the following is NOT an example of the environment influencing Native American culture?

    The Great Plains people building portable shelters like teepees

    The people of the Northwest building permanent art such as totem poles

    The Mayan number system

    The Anasazi building homes from clay (adobe)

  • Q2

    What did the early civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America have in common?

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    a far-reaching space program

    a powerful navy

    government, trade, record-keeping

  • Q3

    What was the conquistadors’ biggest advantage in defeating the Aztec and the Inca? 

    steel armor and weapons

    wealth from gold

    religious beliefs

    command of the Spanish language

  • Q4

    What did most Native Americans believe about land ownership?

    It was to be shared by all living things

    It could be bought and sold like any object

    It should go to the winners

    First-come, first-served

  • Q5

    Which of the following is an example of environment influencing culture?

    The Southeast peoples using seashells as money.

    The Great Plains oral tradition.

    The type of government they chose.

    The MesoAmericans practicing human sacrifice.

  • Q6

    What was Christopher Columbus' major mistake about the Americas?

    He thought he had reached Asia.

    He thought all Indians were the same.

    He meant to land further north.

    He didn't speak the local language.

  • Q7

    What was the Columbian Exchange?

    The gold that Europeans found in the Americas

    The money King Ferdinand paid for exploration

    A prisoner trade on Columbus' second voyage

    The resources, diseases and slaves introduced to multiple continents


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