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Ancient Americas Quiz

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What is the name of the large flat region of the central part of the modern U.S.A. where nomadic culture flourished before the European settlers came to America?
The Salt Lake Basin
The Great Plains
The Plains of Burden
The Guthrie Gap

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The early indigenous peoples who roamed the Great Plains as nomads largely followed groups of what animal to ensure a stable source of food?
Turkeys
Deer
Bears
Buffalo

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It is believed that human beings first crossed into the Americas on a land bridge that formed in what sea that normally separates Russia and Alaska?
The Red Sea
The Dead Sea
The Bering Sea
The Black Sea

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What is the name of the early Mexican civilization whose people built giant stone head statues?
The Iric
The Olmec
The Cairan
The Lolotec

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What was the name of the ancient South American culture which was the largest civilization in the Americas before the age of colonization?
The Incas
The Mayans
The Techtilons
The Alliquinas

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The Incan Empire was based largely along the geography of what South American mountain range?
Ancient Americas Quiz
The Alps
The Appalachians
The Andes
The Rockies

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What is the name of the warlike group of joined Native American tribes like the Mohwak and Cayuga which formed in the New York area around 1450?
The Iroquois Confederacy
The Huron Confederacy
The Shawnee Confederacy
The Creek Confederacy

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The Iroquois were also known as the Haudenosaunee, which is a term that means what?
The People of the Gert
The People of the Tent
The People of Hut
The People of the Longhouse

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Near the town of Peebles, Ohio rests a massive ancient burial mound famously in the shape of what kind of animal?
An alligator
A monkey
A serpent
An eagle

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Monte Alban was the capital city of what ancient American people?
The Teckopasa
The Curiein
The Zapotecs
The Aztecs

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The Zapotec civilization barely outlived what rival nation known for its dominance over Central America until the Spaniards conquered them?
The Tecatille
The Mayans
The Incas
The Aztecs

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What is the name of the ancient American people known for settling much of the frigid north of Canada and Greenland?
The Lakota
The Inuit
The Creek
The Apache

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The Thule people who were ancestors of the Inuits made contact with what famous Viking at his settlement in Newfoundland?
Leif Erikson
Snorri Sturgess
Siegmar Lenn
Tothus Franks

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Much of the agriculture of Pre-Columbian and Ancient American nations hinged on the rearing of corn which many of those cultures referred to as what?
Maize
Payo
Vocas
Dire

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What is the name of the collective civilization known for existing in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize around 900 C.E. and who are also known for their remarkable pyramids?
The Dierans
The Incans
The Mayans
The Aztecs

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Which of the following is the name of the famous intact Mayan pyramid found in Mexico?
El Niero
El Castillo
El Ableyie
El Kasco

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The Mayan pyramid of El Castillo is located in what ancient Mayan city?
Mesa Dallo
Verde Alta
Merricos
Chichen Itza

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Native American societies that developed in the southwestern United States are commonly referred to by which of the following terms that is the Spanish word for "Village"?
Triemo Peoples
Urbos Peoples
Hasso Peoples
Pueblo Peoples

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The Pueblo Peoples of ancient America were known for their mastery in architecture using what clay-like substance?
Tepos
Adobe
Pueblo
Comba

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What is the name of the artistic creations made by ancient South Americans which depict animals when seen from high up in the sky?
Sarrid-Art
Geoglyphs
Pictographs
Imgoscapes

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The famous Nazca Lines are a collection of geoglyphs found in what South American country?
Venezuela
Brazil
Peru
Chile

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What is the name of this ancient American artifact which was found in Peru and was utilized for data collection?
The nocka-lal
The rirual
The ogda
The quipu

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Cahokia was the name of a 10th Century city which was the largest ancient American civilization north of Mexico. Cahokia was built upon what river to take advantage of its shipping potential?
The Rio Grande
The Mississippi River
The Ohio River
The Red River

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What is the name of the empire that flourished in Mexico and Central America from the 13th to the 16th Century until it fell to the Spanish conquistadors?
The Incan Empire
The Aztec Empire
The Mayan Empire
The Kutzu Empire

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What dominant city-state was the capital of the Aztec Empire?
Tenochtitlan
Tepotalas
Inochkum
Arletas

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What is the name of the final Aztec Emperor who united his kingdom right before the Spaniards killed him and conquered his domain?
Lesothon II
Thyrsus A'Cal III
Moctezuma II
Alaban IV

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What is the name of the lever device that ancient American civilizations like the Aztecs used to throw javelin-like darts even further than they could by hand?
Kulikuli
Rimrim
Atlatl
Knikni

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What is the term for the Aztec practice of ceremonial wars meant to claim slaves and sacrifices more than to kill?
Painting wars
Dance wars
Decoration wars
Flower wars

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What is the name of the famous Aztec deity who was a feathered serpent and was considered a god of the winds?
Quetzalcoatl
Azorgon
Nemuthensis
Arasmenon

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A Huaca is an object in Incan society that was used for what purpose?
It was a symbol for something that was meant to be revered.
It allowed the Incans to communicate up to 20 miles away from one another.
It preserved food for years without ice or salt.
It was used to play a game similar to tic tac toe.

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