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5 Matching questions

  1. Huitzilopochtli
  2. Quetalcoatl
  3. Coyolxauhqui
  4. Quipu
  5. Francisco Pizarro
  1. a sailed to New World 3 times; rmors of "mountains of gold" to south (Cortes); 26 July 1529: Queen of Spain gave permission "to discover and conquer Peru"; 1532: Pizarro returned to Peru; Atahuallpa consumed with war
  2. b "She of the rattles of her cheeks" moon goddess (Huitzilopochtli's sister); plotted with 2 brothers to kill mother; Huitzilopochtli saves the day
  3. c Aztec sun god
  4. d Aztec war god
  5. e record keeping device; not fully decoded but made of main horizontal cord with subsidiary cords and knots (inca)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1552, Portuguese Explorer documented magnificent walls with no mortar; made parallels with Axuma, Ethiopia, municipal city of the Queen of Sheeba
  2. Mayan ruler who came to power in AD 615 in Palenque; his sarcophagus was discovered by Alberto Ruz Lhuiller
  3. Inca; "people of the 4 directions"
  4. excavated Boqueriao de Pedra Furada, Brazil
  5. When presented with two or more explanations, the one that is simplest is the best

5 True/False questions

  1. Cuzcorecord keeping device; not fully decoded but made of main horizontal cord with subsidiary cords and knots (inca)


  2. Ignatius DonnellyInca; son of sun god


  3. Alberto Ruz Lhuillerdiscovered the sarcophagus of Lord Pacal (a Mayan ruler)


  4. Gertrude Caton-Thompson1519; explored Mexican coast; met Geronimo de Aguilar (Spanish and Maya) and La Malinche (Nahuatl and Maya); Near Veracruz: gifts of gold and feathers sent from Aztec Emperor; he captured messenger and fired canon; built alliances with neighboring groups, massacred 1000's of people on way to Tenochtitlán; meets Moctezuma on bridge and entertained in palace; later returns for 91 day siege


  5. Inca Road systemconnected empire from Quito (Ecuador) to Sanitago (Chile); spanned 1,200,000 miles squared of territory; 14,000 miles long, reaching 16,500 ft in Andes, 3-52 ft wide; Inns and llama corrals along road; no wheel


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