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Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Aztec capital city?
  1. Texcoco
  2. Tlacopan
  3. Purepecha
  4. Tenochtitlan
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What is the name of the largest Olmec city?
  1. Monte Albán
  2. Teotihuacan
  3. La Venta
  4. Tres Zapotes
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Zapotec capital city?
  1. Tenochtitlán
  2. Cholula
  3. Monte Albán
  4. Tres Zapotes
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 The Americas
Cultures flourished in the Americas for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Answer the following questions about pre-Columbian cultures.
__ Which culture is remembered for the mounds and earthworks they created? A. Monte Albán
__ What was the capital of the Aztec empire? B. Cahokia
__ The Aztecs believed that the gods were born in what ancient city? C. Tenochtitlán
__ What was the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico? D. Chimor
__ What was the name of the Incan capital? E. Machu Picchu
__ Which Incan city was mistakenly believed to have been the last Incan stronghold? F. Atahualpa
__ Chan Chan was the capital city of which empire? G. Teotihuacán
__ What city was a major city for both the Mixtec and Zapotec cultures? H. Cuzco
__ Which Incan emperor was captured by Francisco Pizarro? I. Adena
__ Which Mayan city was one of the largest during the Classical phase? J. Tikal
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Mixtec artisans were renowned for what craft?
  1. jade working
  2. gold working
  3. weaving
  4. stone cutting
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Eight Deer Jaguar Claw was from which important Mixtec city?
  1. Monte Albán
  2. Cuilapan
  3. Tututepec
  4. Tilantongo
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was name of the Toltec capital city?
  1. Teotihuacán
  2. Huapalcalco
  3. Cobá
  4. Tula
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Which king united all of the Mixtec city-states?
  1. Spear Thrower Owl
  2. Five Crocodile
  3. Eight Deer Jaguar Claw
  4. Eleven Wind Bloody Jaguar
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Canada
Which was not a cause of the North-West Rebellion?
  1. Louis Riel refused to come back to aid in the rebellion.
  2. The Metis did not trust the government.
  3. The government had not lived up to its promise of providing machinery.
  4. The railroad was too far away.
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
When did the Classic Maya Collapse happen?
  1. 800-900 CE
  2. 1500-1550 CE
  3. 750-675 BCE
  4. 100 BCE-100 CE
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Who led the successful revolt in Santo Domingo?
  1. Toussaint L'Ouverature
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Nat Turner
  4. Simon Bolivar
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What South American revolutionary liberated both Venezuela and Colombia?
  1. Simon Bolivar
  2. Jacques Cartier
  3. Samuel de Champlain
  4. Jose de San Martin
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