Inca Science, Innovation And Technology

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Inca Science, Innovation And Technology

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is true about Inca expansion?
    • A. 

      Expansion led to new challenges for keeping the empire united.

    • B. 

      Expansion led to the adoption of new technologies.

    • C. 

      Expansion led to everyone using the same written language for government communication.

    • D. 

      Expansion led to the use of new technologies like the compass and the construction crane.

  • 2. 
    Inca builders and weapons makers favored the use of iron for its strength. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What three things did the Inca government do when they conquered a new tribe?
    • A. 

      They built new roads, counted everything, and appointed a new governor to run things.

    • B. 

      They taxed the new tribe, forced them to adopt the worship of Inca gods, and sacrificed the tribal chief.

    • C. 

      They made the conquered tribe take Inca names, took all first-born sons as slaves, and killed all who resisted the changes.

    • D. 

      They forced all members of the tribe to learn Quechan, adopt the Inca way to dress, and sign a statement of loyalty to the Sapa Inca.

  • 4. 
    What are two types of Inca bridges?
    • A. 

      S’ang bridge and Hydrotalaiporia bridge

    • B. 

      Segmented arch bridge and Enterprise bridge.

    • C. 

      Expansion bridge and dental bridge.

    • D. 

      Pontoon bridge and suspension bridge.

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the Inca roads?
    • A. 

      Quick transportation of the army to put down rebellions in distant parts of the empire.

    • B. 

      Government communication between the capital and the distant provinces.

    • C. 

      Quick and easy access to parts of the empire affected by natural disasters.

    • D. 

      A way to move food from farms to storehouses.

  • 6. 
    Which statement(s) is/are true of the Inca road system?
    • A. 

      All Inca could use the roads for trading goods.

    • B. 

      Inca roads linked settlements to administrative centers.

    • C. 

      One of the main purposes of the road system was communication.

    • D. 

      To access the roads, all travelers had to pay a toll.

  • 7. 
    What was the biggest challenge for the Inca road builders?
    • A. 

      The biggest challenge was the diverse geography of the empire.

    • B. 

      The biggest challenge was finding enough workers to build the roads.

    • C. 

      The biggest challenge was building roads at 15,000 feet above sea level.

    • D. 

      The biggest challenge was finding the money to pay for road construction.

  • 8. 
    The Inca built their bridges to last forever, just like their roads. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When did the Inca use pontoon bridges, rather than suspension bridges?
    • A. 

      The Inca used pontoon bridges to cross surface level waterways.

    • B. 

      The Inca used pontoon bridges during periods of high winds.

    • C. 

      The Inca used pontoon bridges when wheeled vehicles needed to cross.

    • D. 

      The Inca used pontoon bridges because they could support heavier loads.

  • 10. 
    What was an alternative to Inca bridges?
    • A. 

      The Inca also used pulley baskets to cross ravines and waterways.

    • B. 

      The Inca also used porters to carry them across ravines and waterways.

    • C. 

      The Inca also used zip lines to cross ravines and waterways.

    • D. 

      The Inca used balloons to float them across ravines and waterways.

  • 11. 
    How did the Inca address the challenges of communicating across great distances?
    • A. 

      They created a message delivery system using chasquis.

    • B. 

      They created a messaging system using mirrors and the light of the sun.

    • C. 

      Because governors in the Provinces had great authority, there was no need to communicate across great distances.

    • D. 

      There was no need to communicate across great distances because all Inca laws were carved on the walls of each city.

  • 12. 
    What is a chasqui?
    • A. 

      A chasqui is the conch-shell horn blown by the Inca relay runners.

    • B. 

      A chasqui is an Inca relay runner.

    • C. 

      A chasqui is a cheap souvenir.

    • D. 

      A chasqui was the distance between Inca relay runners.

  • 13. 
    What is a quipu?
    • A. 

      A quipu is what Inca herders were always stepping in.

    • B. 

      A quipu is a device used to keep Inca records.

    • C. 

      A quipu is what the Inca used to read their calendar.

    • D. 

      A quipu was the prayer said before Inca sacrifices.

  • 14. 
    Massive stone walls around Inca cities made the cities safe. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    How did Inca cities protect themselves?
    • A. 

      They were so high in the Andes that no one ever attacked.

    • B. 

      Inca cities were built like mazes to confuse an enemy once they got inside.

    • C. 

      The Inca rolled massive stones off the top of their walls onto an attacking force.

    • D. 

      They built stone fortresses near cities where the Inca people would run when attacked.

  • 16. 
    How did Inca architects make their buildings match the surrounding landscape?
    • A. 

      They built them out of stone from the surrounding mountains.

    • B. 

      They angled the doorways, windows and roofs to mirror the shape of the mountains.

    • C. 

      They always left something unfinished so buildings looked like they had just survived a mountain storm.

    • D. 

      They painted landscapes murals on the walls of public buildings.

  • 17. 
    What made the Inca city Machu Picchu important when it was discovered?
    • A. 

      Despite the Inca civil war and the arrival of the Spanish, it was mostly complete.

    • B. 

      It was shaped like the mountains around it.

    • C. 

      It held the key to understanding Inca writing.

    • D. 

      Archaeologists discovered it was actually two cities. Machu was built above ground and Picchu below ground.

  • 18. 
    Which statement is true about Machu Picchu?
    • A. 

      Machu Picchu was used as a religious retreat.

    • B. 

      Machu Picchu was used as a vacation home for the Sapa Inca.

    • C. 

      No one is sure what Machu Picchu was used for.

    • D. 

      Machu Picchu was the “home of the Inca gods.”