Early Culture Of The America! Trivia Quiz

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Early Culture Of The America! Trivia Quiz

How familiar are you with the early culture of America? In America's early years, many different groups lived off or ruled the land. This population includes the Aztecs, the Incas, and the Mayans. There were also the Native Americans of the Southwest and the Native Americans of the Woodlands. This quiz goes deeper into what it took to be one of these early groups in America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Native Americans of the West:  The salmon run is a time when salmon swim up certain rivers in order to reproduce. Describe how and why the salmon run was an important part of this culture.
  • 2. 
    Check the boxes that describe the Aztecs: 
    • A. 

      Lived in parts of Mexico and Central America.

    • B. 

      Worshiped the Sun God.

    • C. 

      Were peaceful and did not believe in slavery.

    • D. 

      Were ruled by an Emperor.

    • E. 

      Built complex cities and floating gardens called Chinampas.

    • F. 

      Thought mountain peaks were holy.

    • G. 

      Shared 2/3 of their "stuff" with their government.

  • 3. 
    Check the boxes that describe the Inca: 
    • A. 

      Lived in parts of Mexico and Central America.

    • B. 

      Were peaceful and did not believe in slavery.

    • C. 

      Were not ruled by an Emperor.

    • D. 

      Lived in Peru and other parts of South America.

    • E. 

      Shared 2/3 of their "stuff" with their government.

    • F. 

      Thought mountain peaks were holy.

    • G. 

      Practiced human sacrificing.

  • 4. 
    Check the boxes that describe the Maya:
    • A. 

      Lived in parts of Mexico and Central America.

    • B. 

      Mayan government was not different than the Aztecs and Incas.

    • C. 

      Made complex calendars and wrote thousands of books.

    • D. 

      Were ruled by an Emperor.

    • E. 

      Were not ruled by an Emperor.

    • F. 

      Worshiped gods that were based on nature.

    • G. 

      Built complex cities and floating gardens called Chinampas.

  • 5. 
    Check the boxes that describe the Native Americans of the Southwest:
    • A. 

      Some people lived in pueblo villages made of adobe.

    • B. 

      Gathered most of their food from the sea.

    • C. 

      Lived in forests and in mountains.

    • D. 

      Some people lived in hogans and kivas.

    • E. 

      Used dry farming as a way to water their crops.

    • F. 

      Formed a confederacy between 5 tribes.

    • G. 

      Hunted and gathered for food until they learned how to farm.

  • 6. 
    Check the boxes that describe the Native Americans of the Woodlands. 
    • A. 

      Formed a confederacy between 5 tribes.

    • B. 

      Used dry farming as a way to water their crops.

    • C. 

      Lived in forests and in mountains.

    • D. 

      Did not hunt, gather, or farm.

    • E. 

      Some tribes had women (clan mothers) in charge.

    • F. 

      Wore animal skins and made cloth to wear from fabric.

    • G. 

      Created totem poles as a way of telling stories and representing families.

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