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Aztec Review

Quiz by Cathy Feldhake

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18 questions
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  • Q1
    What were the key factors in the rise of the Aztec Empire?
    fertile farmland and access to plenty of drinking water and gold
    very literate citizens, restricted borders, and tightly enforced laws
    war, tribute, and trade
    geographic location, large population, and superior weapons
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  • Q2
    A tribute was
    the name given to the ruler of the Aztec Empire.
    a payment to a more powerful ruler or country.
    a rare gem found along the shores of Lake Texcoco.
    a special musical ceremony performed by the citizens of conquered cities.
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  • Q3
    What key roles did many trusted nobles perform for the Aztec emperors?
    They grew crops on floating gardens.
    They fought battles with neighboring peoples.
    They were tax collectors and judges.
    They controlled trade in the market.
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  • Q4
    Other peoples in the region made alliances with Cortes because
    they could gain wealth by selling their horses to the Spanish.
    they did not like the harsh rule of the Aztecs.
    they were interested in moving to Spain.
    they wanted to adopt the Catholic religion.
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  • Q5
    What great city was built on an island in Lake Texcoco?
    Machu Picchu
    Palenque
    Tenochtitlan
    Cuzco
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  • Q6
    Because of the lack of available farmland, the Aztecs built
    terraces.
    chinampas.
    causeways.
    irrigation canals.
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  • Q7
    Which of the following was the correct order of importance of people in Aztec society?
    merchants and artisans, nobles, warriors and priests, slaves, farmers and laborers
    warriors and priests, nobles, merchants and artisans, farmers and laborers, slaves
    nobles, merchants and artisans, warriors and priests, farmers and laborers, slaves
    nobles, warriors and priests, merchants and artisans, farmers and laborers, slaves
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  • Q8
    Which of the following were part of Aztec culture?
    stories about the ancestors
    All of the above
    written records of historical events
    fine speeches and riddles
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  • Q9
    A goal of the conquistadors was
    to convert the natives to Catholicism.
    to kill the Maya kings.
    to rescue people who were going to be sacrificed.
    to colonize the Americas.
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  • Q10
    How did Moctecezuma II treat the Spanish?
    He demanded that they leave their horses outside Tenochtitlan.
    He welcomed them.
    He worshipped them.
    He attacked them.
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  • Q11
    The Spanish won allies in the Americas because other native peoples
    resented the harsh Aztec rule.
    wanted a share of the Aztec gold.
    were afraid of disease.
    thought Cortes was Quetzecotl.
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  • Q12
    The Aztecs built their capital city on a(n) ____________________ in central Mexico.
    island
    mountain
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  • Q13
    The Aztec emperor believed that Hernan Cortes was a ____________________.
    god
    conquistador
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  • Q14
    The Aztecs used ____________________ to get to and from Tenochtitlan.
    Causeways
    Chinampas
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  • Q15
    The Spanish unknowingly brought ____________________ to the Americas.
    diseases
    horses
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  • Q16
    The Aztecs sacrificed thousands of people a year.
    True
    False
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  • Q17
    When the conquistadors arrived, the Aztecs immediately attacked them.
    False
    True
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  • Q18
    The Aztecs believed that many gods controlled nature and human activities.
    False
    True
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