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  • Q1
    1. The Quechua Indians are the direct descendants of which ancient civilization?
    a) Mayans
    b) Incas
    d) Moche
    c) Aztecs
  • Q2
    2. What was the main form of tribute and taxes imposed by the Inca government on the population?
    c) Gold and silver
    b) Labor and crops
    a) Money
    d) Livestock
  • Q3
    3. Where did the Inca Empire stretch to in its prime?
    a) Only within present-day Peru
    c) From Mexico to Argentina
    d) From Brazil to Bolivia
    b) From Colombia to Chile
  • Q4
    4. What was the fate of the Inca king Atahualpa?
    a) He ruled for several decades after the Spanish arrived
    b) He was captured and defeated by the Spanish
    c) He successfully resisted the Spanish invasion
    d) He died of natural causes before the Spanish arrived
  • Q5
    5. In which countries can Quechua Indians still be found living in the areas once governed by the Inca Empire?
    c) Chile and Argentina
    d) Colombia and Venezuela
    b) Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia
    a) Peru and Brazil
  • Q6
    6. What are the geographical conditions like for most Quechua living in the central Andes?
    a) Rich soil, calm winds, and warm weather
    b) Poor soil, strong winds, and cold weather
    d) Fertile valleys and mild temperatures
    c) Arid deserts and scorching heat
  • Q7
    7. What is the Quechua language known as to its speakers?
    c) Spanish
    a) Inca
    d) Quechuan
    b) Runa Simi
  • Q8
    8. How many people approximately speak Quechua in Peru?
    a) 1 million
    c) 2 million
    b) 8 million
    d) 5 million
  • Q9
    9. In Peru, what status does Quechua hold in comparison to Spanish?
    b) It is accorded the same status as Spanish
    d) It is only spoken in rural areas
    c) It is considered a secondary language
    a) It is not recognized as an official language
  • Q10
    10. What kind of speeches can occasionally be given in the Peruvian Congress in Quechua?
    c) Senators and members of congress can give speeches in Quechua
    b) Presidential speeches
    a) None, only Spanish is allowed
    d) Religious sermons
  • Q11
    11. How did the Inca rulers resist the Spanish invasion after the conquest of Peru?
    d) They moved to the Amazon rainforest
    b) They retreated to Cuzco and resisted for nearly fifty years
    c) They formed an alliance with the Spanish
    a) They surrendered immediately
  • Q12
    12. What happened to the last rebel Inca, Tupac Amaru, in 1579?
    d) He fled to Europe
    b) He successfully defeated the Spanish
    a) He became the new Inca king
    c) He was captured and beheaded by the Spanish
  • Q13
    13. What does the myth of Incarrí suggest about the future of the Incas?
    d) The Incas will return if they form an alliance with the Spanish
    a) The Incas will never return to rule their land
    c) The Incas will return to power in the next century
    b) The Incas will return when the head of Tupac Amaru is complete
  • Q14
    14. What utilitarian purpose does Quechua religion serve for the agricultural Quechua?
    c) It is purely for entertainment
    d) It helps them communicate with animals
    a) It promotes scientific understanding of natural forces
    b) It allows them to influence natural events like weather and illness
  • Q15
    15. In Quechua religion, what is the role of gods in the lives of the people?
    c) Gods both promote social cohesion and connect with humans
    a) Gods only promote social cohesion
    b) Gods connect with humans but do not influence events
    d) Gods are not part of Quechua religion

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