Latin America Trivia Questions! History Quiz

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Latin America Trivia Questions! History Quiz

Latin America is the most urbanized continent in the world, with almost 80% of its citizens living in cities. Do you know some of the ancient tribes of Latin America and their cultures and some of the regions? Take this history quiz and see if you can answer the Latin America trivia questions. Be on the lookout for other quizzes like it to sharpen your understanding. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What Native Latin American tribes were conquered by Spain during the 1500s?
    • A. 

      Maya

    • B. 

      Inca

    • C. 

      Olmec

    • D. 

      Aztec

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT an accomplishment of the Incas?
    • A. 

      Building terraces to farm on the steep Andes slopes.

    • B. 

      A unique and complex writing system and alphabet.

    • C. 

      Building canals to farm in desert lands.

    • D. 

      Building stone roads as way to travel and communicate

  • 3. 
    One of the Mayans great achievements was the the creation of a __________ day calendar based on the movements of the sun.
  • 4. 
    Identify region 1.
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      Caribbean Islands

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 5. 
    Identify region 2.
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      Caribbean Islands

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 6. 
    Identify region 3
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      Caribbean Islands

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 7. 
    Identify region 4.
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      Caribbean Islands

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 8. 
    Spain took over much of Latin America -- including their culture.  Another word for this process that we used in class was _____________________.
  • 9. 
    If a boy is from in Brazil (and is a native speaker of their language), he is...
    • A. 

      Both Hispanic and a Latino

    • B. 

      Hispanic, but not a Latino

    • C. 

      Latino, but not Hispanic

    • D. 

      Neither Hispanic nor Latino

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are Mayan accomplishments?
    • A. 

      Writing using hieroglyphs

    • B. 

      Building a major city atop a swamp.

    • C. 

      A 365 day calendar

    • D. 

      Understanding the mathematical concept of zero.

  • 11. 
    For what reasons did conquistadors sail for Spain.
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Games

    • C. 

      Glory

    • D. 

      God

    • E. 

      Garland

  • 12. 
    A conquistador is a(n)...?
    • A. 

      Spokesperson

    • B. 

      Explorer

    • C. 

      Sailor

    • D. 

      Conqueror

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following did the Spanish NOT bring to Latin America?
    • A. 

      Their culture and religion

    • B. 

      A new language - Spanish

    • C. 

      Guns

    • D. 

      Foods like sweet potatoes and corn

    • E. 

      A belief that they were superior to natives.

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