Pre-Columbian History of the Americas

Can you answer these questions related to the things, people and events that took place before Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492?
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Last updated: April 9, 2023
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What empire was also known as the Triple Alliance?
Aztec Empire
What was the de facto capital of the above?
What was the staple crop that empire?
What Andean empire was called "Tawantinsuyu" by its inhabitants?
Inca Empire
What was the main language of the above?
What "lost city" of that empire has a name that means "old mountain" in that language?
Machu Picchu
What modern-day city was the capital of that empire?
What civilization covered most of the Yucatan peninsula?
Maya Civilization
What pre-Columbian city in the Yucatan was built for its close proximity to Xtoloc cenote,
an underground source of fresh water?
Chichen Itza
What group of people were dominant in the Greater Antilles?
What pre-historic region covers the southern half of Mexico and the
northern parts of Central America?
What god of that region was disguised as a feathered green serpent?
What city in Guatemala was the arch rival of Calakmul?
What is the city of Cholula known to be home to the world's largest of by volume?
What were the Shuar people of the Amazon rainforest known to shrink in size?
Human heads
What ancient civilization in Mexico was known for colossal head sculptures?
What confederation consists of six Native American tribes,
including the Mohawk and Oneida?
What cliff dwelling in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is the largest in North America?
Cliff Palace
What viking landed ca 1000 AD in modern-day Canada and founded a settlement there?
Leif Erikson
What was the name of that settlement?
Level 78
Sep 21, 2023
Awesome idea! Nominated.
Level 65
Nov 15, 2023
Haudenosaunee as type in for Iroquois please?