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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
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
The Nazca lived in what modern-day country?
  1. Peru
  2. Chile
  3. Bolivia
  4. Ecuador
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
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
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 the name of the Zapotec capital city?
  1. Tenochtitlán
  2. Cholula
  3. Monte Albán
  4. Tres Zapotes
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