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Practice - Prehistory and Ancient Civilisations - 09

Hello young historians! Today, we are embarking on a journey to ancient times – and you don't even need a time machine! Prepare to voyage to the age of the Aztecs, an intriguing civilisation known for its astounding architecture, fascinating culture and remarkable feats. This quiz challenges you to test your knowledge about this civlisation: Are you ready to face the challenge? Turn your history mode on, have fun and good luck!
1.
What was the main crop grown by the Aztecs?
Wheat
Maize
Barley
Rice
Maize, also known as corn, was the main crop grown and consumed by the Aztecs.
2.
Where did the Aztec civilisation exist?
Egypt
China
Mexico
Greece
The Aztec civilisation was primarily located in Mexico.
3.
What is the name of the famous Aztec calendar stone?
Sun Stone
Moon Stone
Earth Stone
Wind Stone
The Aztec calendar stone is commonly referred to as the Sun Stone.
4.
How were Aztec laws passed and disputes resolved?
By civil servants
By the king alone
By a council of warriors
By religious leaders
Aztec laws were decided and disputes were resolved by a council of warriors.
5.
What precious stone was highly valued in the Aztec culture?
Emerald
Ruby
Diamond
Turquoise
Turquoise was highly valued in Aztec culture and often used in jewellery and religious artefacts.
6.
What event marked the end of the Aztec Empire?
Natural disasters
Internal uprising
Invasion by the Spanish
Disease outbreak
The Aztec Empire came to an end after Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men invaded in 1521.
7.
Which animals were often kept as pets in Aztec society?
Cats
Dogs
Rabbits
Birds
The Aztecs often kept dogs as pets and companions.
8.
What was the capital city of the Aztec Empire?
Machu Picchu
Tenochtitlan
Tikal
Chichen Itza
Tenochtitlán was the capital of the Aztec Empire.
9.
Which god did the Aztecs believe required human sacrifice?
Zeus
Huitzilopochtli
Thor
Mars
Huitzilopochtli, the sun god, was believed to require human sacrifice by the Aztecs.
10.
What did the Aztecs call themselves?
Mayans
Incas
Mexicas
Toltecs
The Aztecs referred to themselves as Mexicas.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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