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America in the Middle Ages

What do you know about the civilizations that developed in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans?
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Last updated: March 31, 2022
First submittedFebruary 9, 2021
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1. In which part of America were Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) and Wari (Huari) civilizations established in Middle Ages?
Central America
North America
South America
2. What ancient pre-Columbian Native American civilization flourished in settlements along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern Eastern Woodlands from 100 BC to 500 AD?
Anasazi
Hopewell
Chimu
Moche
3. What was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more?
Chacchoben
Tulum
Teotihuacan
Palenque
4. In which present US state Hohokam culture existed between 300 and 1500 AD?
Florida
Louisiana
Minnesota
Arizona
5. The Toltec culture ruled a state centered in which present country?
Peru
Brazil
USA
Mexico
6. The Toltecs were religious warriors who spread the cult of their God, Quetzalcoatl. What kind of creature was Quetzalcoatl?
Hairy dragon
Feathered serpent
Winged horse
Two-headed lion
7. What was the capital of the Toltec Empire?
Tenochtitlan
Chacchoben
Tula
Chichen Itza
8. Which explorer is thought to have been the first European to have set foot on continental North America?
Leif Erikson
Erik the Red
Harald Hardrada
Henry the Navigator
9. What was the other name for the Ancestral Puebloans, an ancient Native Americans?
Adena
Cahokia
Mogollon
Anasazi
10. What was the name of the creator god in Mayan religion?
Itzamna
Hunab Ku
Yum Kaax
Kukulkan
11. The Maya are famous for their rituals of human sacrifice. Which of these was the most valuable person to sacrifice?
Mayan king
An enemy king
A high priest
A farmer
12. Which of these modern countries is not once home to Mayan civilization?
Belize
Panama
Mexico
Honduras
13. When the Spanish military began taking over Maya land, what did they demand as tribute?
Women
Slaves
Spices
Gold
14. The Maya people are famous for their system of writing, at that time the only written language in the Americas. What do we call it?
Cuneiform
Alphabet
Equations
Hieroglyphics
15. What animal was a god of the Mayan underworld and a powerful symbol of ferocity, strength and valor?
Jaguar
Bear
Wolf
Tiger
16. What were the name of multi-story villages built of adobe, stone and other local materials where people lived since 10th century?
Chanampas
Ciudalelas
Pueblas
Morelos
17. Capital of which empire was Tenochtitlan before it was conquered by Spain?
Inca
Maya
Toltec
Aztec
18. Who settled the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico?
Inca
Maya
Aztec
Anasazi
19. The Aztec empire was an alliance among three major city-states. Which of these was not a major Aztec city?
Texcoco
Tlacopan
Tenochtitlan
Xunantunich
20. What was the largest and possibly the oldest of the Maya cities?
Palenque
Banampak
Tikal
Copán
21. What did the Aztec believe was necessary to keep the sun rising and moving across the sky?
Pray at sunset
Grow wheat and corn
Human sacrifice
Mummify the dead
22. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Francisco Pizarro
Amerigo Vespucci
Hernan Cortes
Hernando de Soto
23. Whose emperor was Montezuma II, known for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish army?
Aztec
Maya
Wari
Tiwanaku
24. The Inca worshipped many gods. Who was the creator god?
Viracocha
Quechua
Pachamama
Cusco
25. What civilization built El Castillo pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site?
Maya
Inca
Aztec
Hopewell
26. What was the famous capital of the Incan empire?
Tikal
Machu Picchu
Teotihuacan
Cusco
27. Manco Capac is the mythical founder of what kingdom?
Aztec
Toltec
Inca
Maya
28. Which of these modern countries was not once part of the Incan empire?
Bolivia
Peru
Mexico
Ecuador
29. Who conquered the Incas in 1532?
Amerigo Vespucci
Juan Ponce de León
Francisco Pizarro
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
30. The calendar of which empire predicted the end of the world to be on December 21, 2012?
Inca
Toltec
Maya
Aztec
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Level 78
Mar 31, 2022
Montezuma II was Aztec, not Maya.
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Level 52
Mar 31, 2022
Oops, thanks for that :)
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Level 78
Mar 31, 2022
It's a nice quiz though.
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Level 66
Apr 7, 2022
Good stuff! I definitely had to do some guessing, but a course I took last semester that dealt a lot with the Pueblo People helped a fair bit.

I was a bit surprised at how few North American groups (Iroquois, Algonquin, Blackfoot, Haida, etc) were on here, but maybe that's just because I'm more familiar with them

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Level 50
Jun 19, 2022
Thank you for the interesting quiz on a topic matter in which I have very limited knowledge. I was surprised I ended up with 21/30, and am impressed that it's pretty much par for the course for Jetpunk users - you're a knowledgeable bunch.