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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
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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?
Hopewell
Anasazi
Chimu
Moche
3. What was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more?
Chacchoben
Tulum
Palenque
Teotihuacan
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?
Brazil
Peru
Mexico
USA
6. The Toltecs were religious warriors who spread the cult of their God, Quetzalcoatl. What kind of creature was Quetzalcoatl?
Winged horse
Two-headed lion
Hairy dragon
Feathered serpent
7. What was the capital of the Toltec Empire?
Chichen Itza
Tenochtitlan
Chacchoben
Tula
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?
Mogollon
Cahokia
Adena
Anasazi
10. What was the name of the creator god in Mayan religion?
Kukulkan
Yum Kaax
Hunab Ku
Itzamna
11. The Maya are famous for their rituals of human sacrifice. Which of these was the most valuable person to sacrifice?
A high priest
A farmer
An enemy king
Mayan king
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?
Slaves
Gold
Spices
Women
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
Hieroglyphics
Cuneiform
15. What animal was a god of the Mayan underworld and a powerful symbol of ferocity, strength and valor?
Wolf
Jaguar
Tiger
Bear
16. What were the name of multi-story villages built of adobe, stone and other local materials where people lived since 10th century?
Pueblas
Chanampas
Ciudalelas
Morelos
17. Capital of which empire was Tenochtitlan before it was conquered by Spain?
Toltec
Maya
Aztec
Inca
18. Who settled the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico?
Maya
Aztec
Inca
Anasazi
19. The Aztec empire was an alliance among three major city-states. Which of these was not a major Aztec city?
Tlacopan
Xunantunich
Texcoco
Tenochtitlan
20. What was the largest and possibly the oldest of the Maya cities?
Copán
Tikal
Palenque
Banampak
21. What did the Aztec believe was necessary to keep the sun rising and moving across the sky?
Grow wheat and corn
Pray at sunset
Mummify the dead
Human sacrifice
22. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
Amerigo Vespucci
Hernan Cortes
Hernando de Soto
Francisco Pizarro
23. Whose emperor was Montezuma II, known for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish army?
Tiwanaku
Wari
Aztec
Maya
24. The Inca worshipped many gods. Who was the creator god?
Quechua
Cusco
Pachamama
Viracocha
25. What civilization built El Castillo pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site?
Aztec
Inca
Hopewell
Maya
26. What was the famous capital of the Incan empire?
Teotihuacan
Tikal
Cusco
Machu Picchu
27. Manco Capac is the mythical founder of what kingdom?
Aztec
Toltec
Maya
Inca
28. Which of these modern countries was not once part of the Incan empire?
Bolivia
Ecuador
Mexico
Peru
29. Who conquered the Incas in 1532?
Francisco Pizarro
Amerigo Vespucci
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
Juan Ponce de León
30. The calendar of which empire predicted the end of the world to be on December 21, 2012?
Inca
Maya
Aztec
Toltec
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Level 79
Mar 31, 2022
Montezuma II was Aztec, not Maya.
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Level 53
Mar 31, 2022
Oops, thanks for that :)
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Level 79
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.