A Brief History Of Mexico

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  • 1. 

    Where do most scholars believe the Aztecs migrated from?

    • A.

      South America

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      From the north (Alaska)

    • E.

      England

    Correct Answer
    D. From the north (Alaska)
    Explanation
    Most scholars believe that the Aztecs migrated from the north, specifically from Alaska. This theory is supported by linguistic and archaeological evidence, which suggests that the Aztecs were part of a larger group of people who gradually moved southward over time. Additionally, there are similarities between Aztec culture and that of other indigenous groups in North America, further supporting the idea of a northern migration.

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  • 2. 

    What kinds of statues are the Olmecas famous for creating?

    • A.

      Large pyramids

    • B.

      Snakes

    • C.

      Human heads and jaguars

    • D.

      Tigers and lions

    • E.

      Mummies

    Correct Answer
    C. Human heads and jaguars
    Explanation
    The Olmecas are famous for creating statues of human heads and jaguars. These sculptures were highly detailed and depicted the distinct features of the Olmec people. The human heads were often portrayed with elongated faces and prominent features, while the jaguars were depicted with their characteristic spots and fierce expressions. These statues are considered significant in Olmec art and have provided valuable insights into the culture and beliefs of the ancient Olmec civilization.

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  • 3. 

    What happened to the Olmecas?  Why are they no longer around?

    • A.

      Unknown

    • B.

      Disease

    • C.

      War

    • D.

      Famine

    • E.

      They moved

    Correct Answer
    A. Unknown
    Explanation
    The Olmecas' disappearance remains unknown because there is no concrete evidence or historical records explaining their fate. The lack of information makes it difficult to determine the exact reasons for their disappearance. Various theories have been proposed, including disease, war, famine, or migration, but none can be confirmed as the definitive cause.

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  • 4. 

    The Mayans built large _______.

    • A.

      Stone statues of human heads

    • B.

      Pyramids

    • C.

      Houses

    • D.

      Guns

    Correct Answer
    B. Pyramids
    Explanation
    The Mayans built large pyramids. These structures were an important part of their architectural and religious practices. The pyramids served as ceremonial centers and were used for various rituals and ceremonies. They were often adorned with intricate carvings and served as a symbol of the Mayan civilization's advanced engineering and architectural skills. The pyramids also had religious significance, as they were believed to be a connection between the earthly and spiritual realms.

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  • 5. 

    What was the capitol city of the Aztecs?

    • A.

      Madrid

    • B.

      Cancun

    • C.

      Tenochtitlan

    • D.

      Quetzacoatl

    • E.

      Seville

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenochtitlan
    Explanation
    Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztecs. It was founded in 1325 and located in the Valley of Mexico. The city was built on an island in Lake Texcoco and was known for its impressive architecture, including temples, palaces, and causeways. Tenochtitlan was a major cultural and political center, with a population estimated to be around 200,000 people at its peak. It was conquered by the Spanish in 1521 and later became the site of modern-day Mexico City.

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  • 6. 

    The Mayans and the Aztecs both performed _______________.

    • A.

      Rain dances

    • B.

      Food festivals

    • C.

      Survival classes for children

    • D.

      Human sacrifices

    Correct Answer
    D. Human sacrifices
    Explanation
    The Mayans and the Aztecs both performed human sacrifices as part of their religious rituals. These civilizations believed that sacrificing humans to their gods would ensure fertility, prosperity, and protection. These sacrifices were often elaborate and involved capturing prisoners from rival tribes or even their own people. The practice of human sacrifice was deeply ingrained in their culture and played a significant role in their religious beliefs and practices.

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  • 7. 

    Who conquered the Aztecs?

    • A.

      Simon de Iturbide

    • B.

      Christopher Columbus

    • C.

      Simon Bolivar

    • D.

      Hernan Cortes

    • E.

      Fransisco Pizarro

    Correct Answer
    D. Hernan Cortes
    Explanation
    Hernan Cortes is the correct answer because he led the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the early 16th century. Cortes and his troops arrived in Mexico in 1519 and with the help of alliances with indigenous groups, they were able to defeat the Aztecs and capture their capital city, Tenochtitlan, in 1521. Cortes' conquest marked the end of the Aztec civilization and the beginning of Spanish colonization in Mexico.

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  • 8. 

    What were the "Three Gs" ?

  • 9. 

    Hernan Cortes was a Mexican man.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hernan Cortes was not a Mexican man. He was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire in Mexico in the early 16th century.

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  • 10. 

    How many years did it take for Hernan Cortes to conquer the Aztecs?

    Correct Answer
    ten
    10
    Explanation
    Hernan Cortes took ten years to conquer the Aztecs. This is indicated by both the word "ten" and the numerical representation "10" in the answer options.

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  • 11. 

    What animal was a regular part of the Aztec diet?

    Correct Answer
    Snake
    Snakes
    Explanation
    The Aztecs regularly consumed snakes as part of their diet. This suggests that snakes were a common food source for them and were likely readily available in their environment. Snakes may have provided a source of protein and nutrition for the Aztecs, contributing to their sustenance and overall diet.

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  • 12. 

    Write a paragraph explaining whether or not you think the Spaniards had the right to conquer the Aztecs.  Include reasons from our discussion.

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