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Ap quiz 6-2
ap world history quiz 6-2
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Which of the following gods retained a higher level of cognizance in the Aztec psyche than most of their other gods, due primarily to its tenth century departure from the Valley of Mexico and promised future victorious return?
Definition
Quetzalcoatl
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In analyzing Aztec cosmology
Definition
it assumed the existence of divine and material worlds.
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Aztec religion
Definition
employed human ritual sacrifices, often involving large numbers of victims.
Term
Aztec writing
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none of the above
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What was the purpose of the human sacrifices practiced by the Aztecs?
Definition
To appease Huitzilopochtli, and thus delay the ultimate destruction of their world.
Term
The massive stone carving in the form of a disc portraying the struggle between the forces of good
and evil in the universe is the
Definition
Stone of the Sun.
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The Spaniard responsible for the demise of the Aztec civilization was
Definition
Hernán Cortés
Term
Which of the following was not a factor in the demise of the Aztec civilization?
Definition
the attack of the French fleet in 1518
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The cities of Uxmal and Chichen Itza flourished under the
Definition
Toltecs.
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The reason for the decline of Mayan civilization
Definition
has never been absolutely determined.
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If one were to compare the societies of the Aztec and the Maya, the best characterization of that
comparison would be that
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both were agricultural societies that had substantial urban populations.
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All of the following statements are true about Mayan religion except
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its views about reincarnation resembled those of Buddhism.
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South America
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has had human inhabitants for more than twelve thousand years.
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The Moche culture
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may have been ended by major environmental changes, including both severe flooding and the spread of area deserts.
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Who was the Inca king who began the conquests that led to the creation of their empire?
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Pachakuti
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The civilization of the Inca
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constructed an impressive system of roads and bridges throughout its extensive domain.
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The population of the Inca civilization
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was divided into provinces containing about 10,000 people.
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The Spanish figures who led the conquests of the Aztec and Inca empires, respectively, were
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Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro
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Which of the following is not accurate?
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The Olmecs adopted many aspects of Aztec culture.
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The Inca fell to the Spanish because
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Spanish military equipment overmatched that of the Incas.