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Cradles of Civilization: South America (Grade 5)

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Cradles of Civilization: South America

Civilization in South America began in what part of Peru?
  1. The Pacific Coast
  2. The Andes Mountains
  3. The shores of Lake Titicaca
  4. The Amazonian Rainforest
Norte Chico was the earliest civilization in the Americas.
  1. True
  2. False
The presence of pyramids,                , and the Staff God at Norte Chico sites suggests a link to later Andean civilizations.
  1. quipus
  2. writing
  3. potatoes
  4. molded pottery
Before the discovery of the Norte Chico culture, which culture was thought to have been the first civilization in South America?
  1. Inca
  2. Moche
  3. Chavin
  4. Tiwanaku
Moche ceramics were of poor quality.
  1. True
  2. False
What technique did the Wari introduce that allowed for farming in the mountains?

What caused the collapse of the Chimu civilization?

The Inca borrowed their god Viracocha from which site?
  1. Caral
  2. Wari
  3. Chan Chan
  4. Tiwanaku
What was the name of the Inca capital?
  1. Cusco
  2. Sipan
  3. Pikillaqta
  4. Chavin de Huantar
At its height, the Inca Empire was the largest empire in the world at the time.
  1. True
  2. False

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