8th Grade Aztec Religion And Sacrifice

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8th Grade Aztec Religion And Sacrifice

Human sacrifice in Mesoamerica was very common, for the fact that it was part of everyday life. European conquerors, such as Hernan Cortes and Bernal Diaz del Castilo were the main one reporting about these practices when they Arrived in the New World. Do you think you know much about this subject? If yes, try to complete our quiz successfully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were the Aztecs human practicing human sacrifice?
    • A. 

      It was to control the populations.

    • B. 

      It was to appease the gods.

    • C. 

      Because they needed the soil to be more humid.

    • D. 

      It was simply a part of the long cultural tradition of human sacrifice.

  • 2. 
    What is the legend of the 5 suns?
    • A. 

      It's a legend that tells how all gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind could survive.

    • B. 

      It's a legend about how there used to be 5 suns.

    • C. 

      It's a legend about how there used to be 5 moons.

    • D. 

      It's a legend about the Aztec people's first ancestor.

  • 3. 
    What is the nextlahualli?
    • A. 

      It was like a debt payment

    • B. 

      It was a plant

    • C. 

      It was a mythical being

    • D. 

      It translates into the sun

  • 4. 
    How were the victims of this practice called?
    • A. 

      As people who gave their service.

    • B. 

      As god's children.

    • C. 

      As lucky.

    • D. 

      As special.

  • 5. 
    What did the cult of Quetzalcoatl require to sacrifice?
    • A. 

      Infants

    • B. 

      Felines

    • C. 

      Butterflies and hummingbirds.

    • D. 

      Flies

  • 6. 
    How was self-sacrificed conducted?
    • A. 

      By participating in sporting activities.

    • B. 

      By walking naked in the city.

    • C. 

      By offering maguey thorns, blood from their tongues, ear lobes, and genitals.

    • D. 

      By challenging the greatest warrior in the tribe.

  • 7. 
    How did Aztec see small sins?
    • A. 

      As malevolent supernatural forces.

    • B. 

      As nothing.

    • C. 

      As sins that could turn into something else later on in life.

    • D. 

      As a sign of character.

  • 8. 
    What is the flower wars?
    • A. 

      It is a war against the conquistadors.

    • B. 

      It a war that lasted for 5 years.

    • C. 

      It is an act of ritual between the cities of Aztec triple Alliance.

    • D. 

      It is a war against other tribes.

  • 9. 
    What caused the flower wars?
    • A. 

      Diseases.

    • B. 

      A series of droughts and famine, which caused many deaths within the Mexican highlands.

    • C. 

      A series of unfortunate foreign invasions.

    • D. 

      Famine.

  • 10. 
    Who were the people who were often sacrificed?
    • A. 

      Aztec enemies, people chosen to be sacrificed, and people embodying the gods themselves.

    • B. 

      Aztec war prisoners.

    • C. 

      People from neighboring tribes.

    • D. 

      Sick and weak people.

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