World History Ch. 6
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The Aztec capital was
The civilization of the Maya developed in
Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula
Most of the Aztex population belonged to a large kinship groups called
The first civilization in Mesoamerica was the
Did not possess a writing system, although it did develop hieroglyphs.
Was based upon hieroglyphics that represented an object or concept
What was the purpose of the human sacrifices by the Aztecs?
To appease Huitzilopochtli and thus delay the ultimate destruction of the world.
Declined in the eighth or ninth centuries CE
In the aftermath of Columbus and voyages of encounter, Europeans believed the first humans in the Americas might have been
Phonecian seafarers from Carthage
As the building deity of the entire population, the supreme Aztec God was
Aztec society was
A hierarchical dictatorship, with a privileged upper class and a downtrodden majority.
In which areas were the Mayan and Aztec civilizations similar?
They both practiced human sacrifice
Which of the following statements is the most accurate depiction of the Aztec Empire?
It was a confederation of localities linked by a feudal allegiance system in which a central ruler controlled an empire developed through military conquest.
The archeological evidence of the presence of ball courts in Ameridian civilization centers is an indication that these societies
Probably had contacts with Mesoamerican civilizations.
The population of the Inka civilization
Was divided into provinces containing about 10,000 people.
The tuber cultivated by the Arawak, that is used today to manufacture tapioca is
The olmec peoples
Developed a system of hieroglyphics
Which of the following gods retained higher level of cognizance in the Aztec psyche than most of their other gods, due to primarily its tenth-century departure from the valley of mexico and promised future victorious return?
if one were to compare the societies of the aztec and the maya, the best characterization of that comparison would be that
both were agricultural societies that had substantial urban populations
Archeologists call the region in which the first new world civilizations began
Which of the following best describes social and gender roles in the Aztec culture?
There were clear-cut differences between the responsibilities and duties of males and females
were agricultural plots built on swampy islands.
All of the following statements are true about Mayan religion except
Its views about reincarnation resembled those of buddhism
The civilization of the Inka
Constructed an impressive system of roads and bridges throughout its extensive domain
Which of the following is not true of the Olmec culture?
It developed in the high, mountainous areas of central Mexico.
The sacred ball court
Had life or death implications for those who played upon it.
Which of the following was true about Teotihuacan?
It met its demise due to unexplained reasons.
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