Anthropology Exam Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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Anthropology Exam Quiz: Trivia Facts!

Are you interested in anthropology? Could you pass an exam on it? This quiz can be a stepping stone for you. Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity regarding human behavior, human biology, and societies, which can be examined both in the present and the past. It also looks at patterns of behavior. If you want to study this subject, you can employ this quiz as a practice test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the first new world civilization?
    • A. 

      Teotihuacan

    • B. 

      Olmec

    • C. 

      Aztecs

    • D. 

      Mayans

    • E. 

      Incas

  • 2. 
    Who did the Incredibly precise cut-stone masonry?
    • A. 

      Mayans

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Incas

  • 3. 
    Who had the earliest origins of the writing system (long count) in the New World?
    • A. 

      Olmec

    • B. 

      Mayans

    • C. 

      Aztecs

    • D. 

      Incas

  • 4. 
    Three differences between the old world and the new world (name at least 2 of the four).
  • 5. 
    New world civilizations not based around large _______  ________.
  • 6. 
    The new world civilizations can be characterized as rising and falling _____ - ______.
  • 7. 
    Monumental architecture was made of ________.
  • 8. 
    There was no human-sacrifice in the old world as there was in the new world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What did the practice of bloodletting signify to the people in the new world? 
  • 10. 
    Who has known salt heads?
    • A. 

      Maya

    • B. 

      Aztec

    • C. 

      Teotihuacan

    • D. 

      Olmec

  • 11. 
    Teotihuacan's wealth was based on trade and not the military.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What were Teotihuacans walls and defensive structures made out of?
    • A. 

      Stone

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Brick

    • D. 

      Didn't have any walls

  • 13. 
    What civilization was known for its apartment complexes which held 60-100 people?
    • A. 

      Teotihuacan

    • B. 

      Olmec

    • C. 

      Mayans

    • D. 

      Aztecs

    • E. 

      Incas

  • 14. 
    What city had the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon?
    • A. 

      Aztec

    • B. 

      Incas

    • C. 

      Teotihuacan

    • D. 

      Olmec

    • E. 

      Manas

  • 15. 
    When was Teotihuacan built?
    • A. 

      A.D. 100

    • B. 

      A.D. 500

    • C. 

      A.D. 1000

    • D. 

      A.D. 1500

  • 16. 
    Who was known as the "City-Less" civilization with ceremonial centers?
    • A. 

      Olmec

    • B. 

      Teotihuacan

    • C. 

      Maya

    • D. 

      Aztec

    • E. 

      Inca

  • 17. 
    Who had buildings with dates inscribed on them?
    • A. 

      Maya

    • B. 

      Teotihuacan

    • C. 

      Olmec

    • D. 

      Aztec

  • 18. 
    What were the ball courts in the Mayan culture?
    • A. 

      Sports Centers

    • B. 

      Sacrificial Sacrifice

    • C. 

      Warrior Training Centers

  • 19. 
    What was the main contributor to the decline of the Mayan civilization?
    • A. 

      Plague

    • B. 

      Famine

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Intense Warfare

  • 20. 
    What was the capital of the Aztec empire?
    • A. 

      Teotihuacan

    • B. 

      Olmec

    • C. 

      Tenochtitlan

  • 21. 
    We build a vast road system.
    • A. 

      Inca

    • B. 

      Mayan

    • C. 

      Aztecs