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Hidden Cities Beneath Our Feet

Quiz by Christina Purnell

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4 questions
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  • Q1
    The first paragraph is mostly about _______
    how workers find old objects
    how scientists learn about other cultures
    tools used by ancient Aztecs
    the unexpected discovery of a stone disk
  • Q2
    Why were historians surprised to find the ruins of Tenochtitlan?
    They had never known where the city was located.
    They thought the ruins were somewhere else.
    They thought the ruins had been completely destroyed.
    They believed the city was buried much deeper underground.
  • Q3
    Which detail best supports the idea that the ruins of Tenochtitlan are a "vast treasure"?
    The temple was shaped like a pyramid.
    The stone disk weighed more than eight tons.
    Tenochtitlan had been destroyed in 1521.
    Thousands of ancient objects were discovered.
  • Q4
    Which of these statements best tells the main idea of the passage?
    Many people visit Mexico City to see the ruins of the Aztec people.
    Coyolxauhqui was an Aztec moon goddess who is represented on an ancient stone disk.
    Tenochtitlan was destroyed in 1521.
    Construction workers helped Mexico City discover its ancient past.

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