Spanish And Aztec Chapter 8 Quiz

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Spanish And Aztec Chapter 8 Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Everyone in Aztec society was born into a clan but they did not generally stay in that clan as they got older.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When a pipiltin broke the law they were not punished because they were the upper class of the Aztec society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The tlacotin were not born into slavery; they were enslaved either as punishment for a crime or to pay off a debt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Macehualtin could not wear cotton clothing. They had to wear clothing made of material that came from a cactus plant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Religion was a controlling force in Aztec life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Spanish believed that the gods had sacrificed themselves for mankind and that the sun was nourished with the blood of human hearts. This belief led them to sacrifice many prisoners at their temples.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Unlike the Aztecs who had a feudal system, the Spanish had a centralized government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Spanish children were highly educated but the Aztec children were not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Most of the people in Spain were Roman Catholics because Jewish people and Muslims were driven from Spain in 1492.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Spanish, like the Aztecs, used their prisoners as a sacrifice to God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A society’s way of life includes three elements of worldview: social systems, economic and political systems and __________.
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Employment

  • 12. 
    __________ was the basis of the Aztec culture.
    • A. 

      Religion

    • B. 

      Pipiltin

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Tradition

  • 13. 
    3. Aztec society was guided by __________ and was part of every aspect of life.
    • A. 

      Religion

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Trade

    • D. 

      Tradition

  • 14. 
    Men and women from all classes could study to become __________ but the roles changed according to gender and class.
    • A. 

      Artists

    • B. 

      Teachers

    • C. 

      Physicians

    • D. 

      Priests

  • 15. 
    Education was free for __________ in the Aztec society.
    • A. 

      Boys

    • B. 

      Girls

    • C. 

      Boys and girls

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Unlike the Aztecs, the Spanish were aware of other __________ and were able to use the knowledge gained by this to expand their worldviews.
    • A. 

      Societies

    • B. 

      Religions

    • C. 

      Governments

    • D. 

      Technologies

  • 17. 
    In both the Spanish and Aztec societies it was the __________ who provided the labor to keep the economy of their empires flourishing.
    • A. 

      Nobles

    • B. 

      Commoners

    • C. 

      Kings

    • D. 

      Priests

  • 18. 
    The Aztec emperor had a strong belief that religion and __________ needed to be connected.
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Traditions

    • C. 

      Marriage

    • D. 

      Politics

  • 19. 
    One of the biggest differences in worldviews between the Aztecs and the Spanish was their attitudes about __________.
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Culture

  • 20. 
    The __________ were sometimes called spying merchants because they would go in to enemy territory to sell their goods.
    • A. 

      Farmers

    • B. 

      Pochetca

    • C. 

      Artists

    • D. 

      Equinox

  • 21. 
    The Aztecs would often use __________ instead of money to pay for products.
    • A. 

      Lumber

    • B. 

      Precious metals

    • C. 

      Cacao beans

    • D. 

      Featherwork

  • 22. 
    The Spanish parliament, called the __________ could approve new legislation that it deemed to be in the best interest of the country.
    • A. 

      Roman Catholic Church

    • B. 

      Cortes

    • C. 

      Moors

    • D. 

      Troubadour

  • 23. 
    The Aztec emperor was elected by
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      A council

    • C. 

      The Church

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The Spanish king and queen were thought to be appointed by
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      A council

    • C. 

      The Church

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The Spanish used ____________________ to buy and sell their products and the Aztecs used a barter system.
  • 26. 
    The Aztecs believed that ____________________ was the center of the universe.
  • 27. 
    ______________were floating gardens built up from swampy areas around the lakes to help increase food production for the Aztecs.
  • 28. 
    The Aztecs valued _________________________ but the Spanish nobility looked down on it.
  • 29. 
    Moctezuma II believed in stories and legends about gods, ____________________, and prophecies.
  • 30. 
    As a form of currency the Aztecs valued __________ more than gold.
    • A. 

      Pipiltin

    • B. 

      Feathers

    • C. 

      Sorcerers

  • 31. 
    The society living in a/an __________ practiced its own customs and beliefs, and prayed to its own patron god.
    • A. 

      Altepetl

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Pipiltin

  • 32. 
    In short answer format, describe the educational programs for the Spanish and Aztec children. How were they similar? How were they different?
  • 33. 
    Religion played an extremely important role in both the Aztec and Spanish societies. Describe the role religion played for either the Aztecs or the Spanish. How did it influence their lives and their worldviews?