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Pre-Columbian America

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  • Q1
    Which statement best describes the political structure of the ancient Mayas?
    The Mayas were ruled by representatives from different city-states.
    The Mayas developed city-states that were powerful but independent.
    The Maya civilization included different groups unified under a single religion.
    The Maya civilization was ruled by an emperor and had about four hundred tribute states.
    60s
  • Q2
    Cuzco was once a large city in the
    Maya civilization
    Inca civilization
    Aztec civilization
    Zapotec civilization
    60s
  • Q3
    Which of the following civilizations was polytheistic?
    Incan
    All of the above
    Mayan
    Aztec
    60s
  • Q4
    The Aztec Civilization was located where?
    Central America
    South America
    North America
    Spain
    60s
  • Q5
    Which civilization was known for construction earthen pyramids and stone monuments
    Olmecs
    Aztec
    Incan
    Mayan
    60s
  • Q6
    Which civilization disappeared and left abandoned cities?
    Mayan
    Zapotecs
    Aztec
    Incan
    60s
  • Q7
    Tenochititlan was the capital of which civilization?
    Cherokee
    Mayan
    Incan
    Aztec
    60s
  • Q8
    Which of the following features was NOT present in Tenochtitlan
    Zoos
    Pyramids
    Churches
    Schools
    60s
  • Q9
    When did the Spanish conquer the Incan civilization?
    1492
    1571
    1521
    1572
    60s
  • Q10
    Which of the following was NOT associated with the Incas?
    Maintained roads
    Established schools
    the city of Cuzco
    Located in South America
    60s
  • Q11
    Human sacrifice was a characteristic of which of the following civilizations?
    Incas
    ALL
    Aztecs
    Mayan
    60s
  • Q12
    The Mayas were known for which of the following farming techniques?
    Mixed cropping
    Crop rotation
    Slash-and-burn
    Terrace farming
    60s
  • Q13
    Ancient Mesoamerica is modern day...
    Mexico/Central America
    Spain/Mexico
    South America/Mexico
    Mexico/North America
    60s
  • Q14
    The "Pax Mayan" period took place between which years?
    200-900 A.D.
    400 B.C. - 1517 A.D.
    1200-1576
    1200-1527
    60s
  • Q15
    Which civilization is the oldest civilization of the "New World"
    Sumerian
    Olmec
    Aztec
    Mayan
    60s

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