Apwh Chapter 11 The Americas

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Welcome to another quiz on Advanced Placement World History, where today we’ll be turning our attention to Chapter 11 of our history books and looking at The Americas! How much do you know about the Chinampas, Quetzalcoatl, Maya and much more? Find out in this “APWH Chapter 11 The Americas” Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a Chinampas?
    • A. 

      A form of transportation used to cross rivers

    • B. 

      A small, but abundant, animal the Chavin based their diet on

    • C. 

      An irrigation method which allowed for crops to be produced year long

    • D. 

      The capitol of Teotihuacan

  • 2. 
    Who or what was Quetzalcoatl?
    • A. 

      The capitol city of the Olmecs from 600-800

    • B. 

      A culture-god believed to have created agriculture in Teotihuacan

    • C. 

      A long reining spiritual leader of the Teotihuacan people who also lead religious attacks

    • D. 

      The political system of the Teotihuacan in which the leaders were chosen through a human sacrifice ritual

  • 3. 
    The Maya had a remarkable unified culture,
    • A. 

      But never were unified politically, resulting in many clashes between kingdoms

    • B. 

      And were under one supreme leader who was viewed as a god and many human sacrifices and religious rituals were made to him

    • C. 

      But lacked a unified and strong economic system, resulting in lack of communication through trade between other cultures

  • 4. 
    The Maya had a calendar that contained
    • A. 

      A 260 day ritual cycle with 13 months, and a solar calendar with 18 months

    • B. 

      A ritual calendar with 360 days and 20 months, and a solar calendar with 365 days and eighteen months

    • C. 

      A solar and ritual calendar of 365 days and 12 months

  • 5. 
    What caused the change from a classic period to a postclassic period?
    • A. 

      The change in rulers of the Maya empire

    • B. 

      The use of trade that influenced a cultural revolution

    • C. 

      The dramatic rise in population of the Maya

    • D. 

      The fall of the Maya empire

  • 6. 
    Teotihuacan  was located near the modern city of 
    • A. 

      Mexico City

    • B. 

      Panama City

    • C. 

      Dallas

    • D. 

      Cancun

  • 7. 
    Unlike most civilizations, the Teotihuacan people
    • A. 

      Did not concentrate power to one person

    • B. 

      Did not build temples of preform rituals to their gods

    • C. 

      Did not participate in the use of trade

  • 8. 
    The Toltecs
    • A. 

      Were a satellite country of the Maya and were viewed by the Aztecs as vulgar people who were a disgrace to the Mesoamerican society

    • B. 

      Were a satellite group of the Teotihuacans and were viewed by the Aztecs as the creators of the greatest cultural achievements

    • C. 

      Were a group of people that divided from the Teotihuacan but did not survive long for lack of order

  • 9. 
    The Toltecs polictics was unusual because
    • A. 

      They had 2 chieftains or kings

    • B. 

      They had a group of elites that reigned over the people

    • C. 

      Their king was merely for decoration, and did not participate in any political decision making

  • 10. 
    Although their political system started out as a kinship-based organization, the Aztecs later came to be under the control of a 
    • A. 

      Primogeniture monarchy but, when no heir was present, the king was the top military leader

    • B. 

      Monarchy whose leader was chosen by council from the ruling lineage

    • C. 

      Form of democracy in which after the ruler died, the leader was elected by the aristocrts from a group of military elite

  • 11. 
    The new Aztec leader would legitimize his position through
    • A. 

      Elaborate rituals and ceremonies

    • B. 

      The conquest of a small surrounding territory

    • C. 

      Various act that benefitted the elite in the empire

  • 12. 
    The building of a dike by the Aztec people
    • A. 

      Helped with the extension of irrigation to fields

    • B. 

      Cost many lives, and when used later, failed to control the water resulting in the flooding of many fields

    • C. 

      Did nothing except help the ruler with public's oppinion

  • 13. 
    What/who does/is Anasazi?
    • A. 

      A phrase to identify a number of dispersed,desert cultures located in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado,and Utah

    • B. 

      A Hohokam irrigation system

    • C. 

      A leader of the Olmec people

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