Chapter 7 - South America

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South America Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz on people, places and terms for ancient South America for 6th graders.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This rope was used by ancient Incas as a counting tool.
    • A. 

      Ickypoo

    • B. 

      Quipu

    • C. 

      Cord

    • D. 

      Quippy

  • 2. 
    This was the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
    • A. 

      Cancun

    • B. 

      Mazlatan

    • C. 

      Veracruz

    • D. 

      Cuzco

  • 3. 
    This term describes a group of islands:
    • A. 

      Chain

    • B. 

      Archipelago

    • C. 

      Pantanal

    • D. 

      Peninsula

  • 4. 
    This is the valley for which the Mochicas were named by archeologists:
    • A. 

      Altiplano

    • B. 

      Mezzo

    • C. 

      Chica

    • D. 

      Moche

  • 5. 
    This is the ancient capital city of the Incas:
    • A. 

      Capac

    • B. 

      Mazlatan

    • C. 

      Cuzco

    • D. 

      Machu Picchu

  • 6. 
    This South American mountain range is the longest in the world:
    • A. 

      Andes

    • B. 

      Appalachian

    • C. 

      Himalayan

    • D. 

      Alps

  • 7. 
    He is known as the first Inca ruler:
    • A. 

      Monteczuma

    • B. 

      Viracocha

    • C. 

      Manco Capac

    • D. 

      Hernando Cortez

  • 8. 
    These ancient South Americans were expert artisans:
    • A. 

      Incas

    • B. 

      Chavin

    • C. 

      Aztecs

    • D. 

      Babylonians

  • 9. 
    He is the Spanish Conquistador who conquered the Incas:
    • A. 

      Monte Alban

    • B. 

      Pachacuti

    • C. 

      Hernando Cortez

    • D. 

      Francisco Pizarro

  • 10. 
    This South American people created a vast empire and were excellent road builders:
    • A. 

      Mochica

    • B. 

      Inca

    • C. 

      Chancas

    • D. 

      Mayan

  • 11. 
    This term describes South America's wetland which is the largest in the world:
    • A. 

      Altiplano

    • B. 

      Biome

    • C. 

      Pampas

    • D. 

      Pantanal

  • 12. 
    He was the brave son of Viracocha:
    • A. 

      Manco Capac

    • B. 

      Pachacuti

    • C. 

      Pompeii

    • D. 

      Topa Inca

  • 13. 
    These ancient South American people were good farmers and used irrigation:
    • A. 

      Incas

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Mochica

    • D. 

      Chavin

  • 14. 
    This name of this lake which is located between Bolivia and Peru means"Rock of the Puma"
    • A. 

      Altiplano

    • B. 

      Titicaca

    • C. 

      Cuzco

    • D. 

      Machu Picchu

  • 15. 
    A swampy land can also be referrred to as a:
    • A. 

      Wetland

    • B. 

      Scrubland

    • C. 

      Tropicland

    • D. 

      Cenote

  • 16. 
    A place such as a desert that has a distinct climate, plants and animals is called a:
    • A. 

      Envirome

    • B. 

      Biome

    • C. 

      Archipelago

    • D. 

      Geodome

  • 17. 
    The world's 2nd largest river located in South America is known as the: 
    • A. 

      Cuzco

    • B. 

      Andes

    • C. 

      Amazon

    • D. 

      Altiplano

  • 18. 
    This is an ancient Inca fortress built of stone high in the mountains:
    • A. 

      Viracocha

    • B. 

      Cuzco

    • C. 

      Manco Capac

    • D. 

      Machu Picchu

  • 19. 
    This was the 8th Inca ruler who fled from the Chancas:
    • A. 

      Manco Capac

    • B. 

      Inca Viracocha

    • C. 

      Pachacuti

    • D. 

      Topa Inca

  • 20. 
    This South American Inca country on the West Coast is rugged/mountainous:
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Suriname

    • D. 

      Colombia

  • 21. 
    This land area is an area of low growing vegetation:
    • A. 

      Pantanal

    • B. 

      Mossland

    • C. 

      Scrubland

    • D. 

      Lichen

  • 22. 
    This high area has vast tropical rainforests:
    • A. 

      Altiplano

    • B. 

      Guiana Highlands

    • C. 

      Pantanal

    • D. 

      Machu Picchu

  • 23. 
    This cold dry plateau is where llamas and alpacas are domesticated:
    • A. 

      Cuzco

    • B. 

      Pantanal

    • C. 

      Guiana Highlands

    • D. 

      Altiplano