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
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1. In which part of America were Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) and Wari (Huari) civilizations established in Middle Ages?
South America
Central America
North 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?
Moche
Hopewell
Chimu
Anasazi
3. What was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more?
Tulum
Teotihuacan
Chacchoben
Palenque
4. In which present US state Hohokam culture existed between 300 and 1500 AD?
Minnesota
Florida
Arizona
Louisiana
5. The Toltec culture ruled a state centered in which present country?
Brazil
Mexico
Peru
USA
6. The Toltecs were religious warriors who spread the cult of their God, Quetzalcoatl. What kind of creature was Quetzalcoatl?
Two-headed lion
Winged horse
Feathered serpent
Hairy dragon
7. What was the capital of the Toltec Empire?
Tula
Chichen Itza
Chacchoben
Tenochtitlan
8. Which explorer is thought to have been the first European to have set foot on continental North America?
Erik the Red
Harald Hardrada
Leif Erikson
Henry the Navigator
9. What was the other name for the Ancestral Puebloans, an ancient Native Americans?
Anasazi
Cahokia
Mogollon
Adena
10. What was the name of the creator god in Mayan religion?
Kukulkan
Hunab Ku
Yum Kaax
Itzamna
11. The Maya are famous for their rituals of human sacrifice. Which of these was the most valuable person to sacrifice?
Mayan king
A high priest
An enemy king
A farmer
12. Which of these modern countries is not once home to Mayan civilization?
Panama
Honduras
Mexico
Belize
13. When the Spanish military began taking over Maya land, what did they demand as tribute?
Gold
Spices
Women
Slaves
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?
Alphabet
Equations
Cuneiform
Hieroglyphics
15. What animal was a god of the Mayan underworld and a powerful symbol of ferocity, strength and valor?
Wolf
Jaguar
Bear
Tiger
16. What were the name of multi-story villages built of adobe, stone and other local materials where people lived since 10th century?
Morelos
Chanampas
Pueblas
Ciudalelas
17. Capital of which empire was Tenochtitlan before it was conquered by Spain?
Toltec
Inca
Maya
Aztec
18. Who settled the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico?
Maya
Anasazi
Aztec
Inca
19. The Aztec empire was an alliance among three major city-states. Which of these was not a major Aztec city?
Tenochtitlan
Texcoco
Tlacopan
Xunantunich
20. What was the largest and possibly the oldest of the Maya cities?
Banampak
Palenque
Tikal
Copán
21. What did the Aztec believe was necessary to keep the sun rising and moving across the sky?
Pray at sunset
Mummify the dead
Human sacrifice
Grow wheat and corn
22. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Amerigo Vespucci
Hernando de Soto
Francisco Pizarro
Hernan Cortes
23. Whose emperor was Montezuma II, known for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish army?
Maya
Tiwanaku
Wari
Aztec
24. The Inca worshipped many gods. Who was the creator god?
Quechua
Viracocha
Pachamama
Cusco
25. What civilization built El Castillo pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site?
Aztec
Inca
Maya
Hopewell
26. What was the famous capital of the Incan empire?
Tikal
Cusco
Teotihuacan
Machu Picchu
27. Manco Capac is the mythical founder of what kingdom?
Maya
Aztec
Inca
Toltec
28. Which of these modern countries was not once part of the Incan empire?
Ecuador
Mexico
Peru
Bolivia
29. Who conquered the Incas in 1532?
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
Francisco Pizarro
Amerigo Vespucci
Juan Ponce de León
30. The calendar of which empire predicted the end of the world to be on December 21, 2012?
Maya
Aztec
Inca
Toltec
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Level 77
Mar 31, 2022
Montezuma II was Aztec, not Maya.
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Level 51
Mar 31, 2022
Oops, thanks for that :)
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Level 77
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 49
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.