How Much Do You Know About Inca Civilization? Trivia Quiz

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This is quiz is about Inca Civilization. It flourished in ancient Peru between c. 1400 and 1533 CE. Inca empire extended across western South America from Quito in the north to Santiago in the south. Inca is famous for their unique art and architecture, they constructed and their natural landscapes with terracing, highways, and mountaintop. This quiz has been created for you to test your knowledge about Inca Civilization. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Machu Picchu mean?

    • A.

      Only son of the sun

    • B.

      Old Mountain

    • C.

      Sacred Mountain

    • D.

      Hitching post of the sun

    Correct Answer
    B. Old Mountain
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu means "Old Mountain" in the Quechua language. This name is fitting for the ancient Inca city because it is located on a mountain ridge in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The term "old" signifies the historical significance and age of the site, which was built in the 15th century and abandoned shortly after. The term "mountain" accurately describes the physical location and terrain of Machu Picchu.

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  • 2. 

    When was "Machu Picchu" declared patrimony of the humanity?

    • A.

      1993

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      2007

    Correct Answer
    B. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, "Machu Picchu" was declared patrimony of the humanity.

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  • 3. 

    When was discovered "Machu Picchu"?

    • A.

      July 24th, 1901

    • B.

      June 24th, 1901

    • C.

      July 24th, 1911

    • D.

      June 24th, 1911

    Correct Answer
    C. July 24th, 1911
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu was discovered on July 24th, 1911.

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  • 4. 

    Machu Picchu was considered a monument of...

    • A.

      The world's greatest architectural and archaeological monuments of the planet

    • B.

      The power of the Inca Empire

    • C.

      The relation between the human and divine world

    Correct Answer
    C. The relation between the human and divine world
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu was considered a monument of the relation between the human and divine world. This is because the site was believed to have been a sacred place for the Inca civilization, where they would connect with the spiritual realm and communicate with their gods. The architecture and layout of Machu Picchu, with its temples, terraces, and astronomical alignments, suggest a strong connection to the divine and a belief in the interplay between the human and spiritual realms.

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  • 5. 

    What is the other name that was chosen to "Machu Picchu"?

    • A.

      Place of the gods

    • B.

      The lost city of the Incas

    • C.

      The Naval of the World

    • D.

      The Land of the Four Quarters

    Correct Answer
    B. The lost city of the Incas
    Explanation
    "The lost city of the Incas" is the other name chosen for "Machu Picchu". This name reflects the historical significance of the site as an ancient city built by the Incas that was later abandoned and hidden from the outside world for centuries. The term "lost city" emphasizes the mystery and intrigue surrounding Machu Picchu's rediscovery and the fact that it was unknown to the Western world until 1911.

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  • 6. 

    How long the Inca empire lasted and from which year to which year?

    • A.

      100 years, from 1430 CE to 1532 CE

    • B.

      100 years, from 1430 CE to 1536 CE

    • C.

      100 years, from 1438 CE to 1532 CE

    • D.

      100 years, from 1438 CE to 1536 CE

    Correct Answer
    C. 100 years, from 1438 CE to 1532 CE
    Explanation
    The Inca empire lasted for 100 years, from 1438 CE to 1532 CE.

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  • 7. 

    With which titles the Inca emperors were known?

    • A.

      “Sapa Inca", “Sinchi Roca” and “Ayllus”

    • B.

      “Manco Capac” and “Sun God”

    • C.

      “Pachacuti”, “the Inca” and “Yupanqui”

    • D.

      “Sapa Inca", "Capac Apu" and "Intip Cori”

    Correct Answer
    D. “Sapa Inca", "Capac Apu" and "Intip Cori”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sapa Inca", "Capac Apu" and "Intip Cori". These titles were used to refer to the Inca emperors. "Sapa Inca" means "the only Inca" or "the unique Inca" and was the most important title for the ruler. "Capac Apu" means "great lord" and was a title of high honor. "Intip Cori" means "son of the sun" and emphasized the divine nature of the Inca ruler.

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  • 8. 

    Who was one of the great Inca conquerors, considered the greatest man that the aboriginal race of America has produced?

    • A.

      Capac Yupanqui

    • B.

      Pachacuti

    • C.

      Topa Inca Yupanqui

    • D.

      Huayna Capac

    Correct Answer
    B. Pachacuti
    Explanation
    Pachacuti was one of the great Inca conquerors and is considered the greatest man that the aboriginal race of America has produced. He was the ninth ruler of the Inca civilization and is credited with expanding the Inca Empire to its greatest extent. Pachacuti implemented significant political and military reforms, as well as architectural and cultural advancements. Under his rule, the Inca Empire flourished and became a dominant force in the region.

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  • 9. 

    With which name the Incas refer to the clans of families?

    • A.

      Intihuatana

    • B.

      Ayllus

    • C.

      Atahuallpa

    • D.

      Kusipata

    Correct Answer
    B. Ayllus
    Explanation
    The Incas referred to the clans of families as Ayllus. This term was used to describe a social and economic unit in Inca society, consisting of extended families who lived and worked together. Ayllus played a crucial role in the organization of labor, distribution of resources, and social cohesion within Inca communities. They were responsible for various tasks such as farming, construction, and military service, and each Ayllu had its own leader who reported to higher authorities in the Inca hierarchy.

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  • 10. 

    Which was the language that the Incas developed?

    • A.

      Incan

    • B.

      Quechua

    • C.

      Tiwanaku

    • D.

      Spanish

    Correct Answer
    B. Quechua
    Explanation
    The Incas developed the Quechua language. Quechua was the official language of the Inca Empire and is still spoken by indigenous communities in the Andean region of South America today. It was an important means of communication and played a significant role in the administration and cultural identity of the Inca civilization.

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  • 11. 

    The Incas believed that there was an all-powerful god who created all deities, which was his name?

    • A.

      Wiraqocha

    • B.

      Atahuallpa

    • C.

      Sapan Intiq Churin

    • D.

      Sacsahuaman

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiraqocha
    Explanation
    The Incas believed in an all-powerful god who created all deities, and his name was Wiraqocha.

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  • 12. 

    To the Incas, what were the gold and the silver?

    • A.

      Sweat of the sun/tears of the moon

    • B.

      Money

    • C.

      Gifts to the gods

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    A. Sweat of the sun/tears of the moon
    Explanation
    The Incas believed that gold and silver were the "sweat of the sun" and the "tears of the moon." This suggests that they considered these precious metals to be sacred and of great value, as they were seen as gifts from celestial beings. The Incas may have used gold and silver for religious rituals and offerings to the gods, rather than as a form of currency or for practical purposes.

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  • 13. 

    Where was Inca government based?

    • A.

      Machu picchu

    • B.

      Cuzco

    • C.

      Nazca

    • D.

      Intihuatana

    Correct Answer
    B. Cuzco
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cuzco. Cuzco was the capital city of the Inca Empire and the center of their government. It was located in present-day Peru and served as the political, administrative, and religious hub of the empire. The Incas considered Cuzco to be the navel of the world and it was home to important temples, palaces, and administrative buildings. The city was strategically located in the Andes Mountains, allowing the Incas to easily control and govern their vast empire.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the Inca’s conqueror?

    • A.

      Diego de Almagro

    • B.

      Hernán Cortez

    • C.

      Francisco Pizarro

    • D.

      Hernando Pizarro

    Correct Answer
    C. Francisco Pizarro
    Explanation
    Francisco Pizarro is the correct answer because he was the Spanish conquistador who led the expedition that conquered the Inca Empire in the early 16th century. Pizarro and his men captured the Inca emperor Atahualpa and took control of the empire, ultimately leading to the downfall of the Inca civilization.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of the last of Inca rulers?

    • A.

      Inca Roca

    • B.

      Atahuallpa

    • C.

      Pachacuti-Inca-Yupanqui

    • D.

      Manco Capac

    Correct Answer
    D. Manco Capac
    Explanation
    Manco Capac is believed to be the name of the last Inca ruler. He was the founder and first ruler of the Inca civilization. Manco Capac is considered a legendary figure who established the city of Cusco and laid the foundation for the Inca Empire. He is believed to have reigned during the 13th century and played a crucial role in shaping the Inca culture and society. Despite being a legendary figure, Manco Capac is widely recognized as the last ruler of the Inca civilization.

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