Religion Government Accomplishments Expansion and Downfall ?

100

Religion was at the center of the Aztec, Mayan and Inca civilizations.
Religion was one of the major aspects of which of the three civilizations?

100

The civilization where all citizens had to work for the government was the Incas.
In which civilization did all citizens have to work for the government?

100

The Mayans had the most complex writing system, it was a writing system with over 800 characters.
Which civilization had the most complex writing system?

100

The arrival of the Spaniards led to the downfall of the Aztec and Inca civilizations.
The arrival of which European country led to the downfall of the Aztecs and the Incas?

100

The Aztec civilization educated its children in Aztec history and their future occupations in the empire.
Which civilization ensured that all of its children attended school?

200

The Incas had less gods.
Compared to the Mayans, which civilization had less gods?

200

Lord Pascal became the ruler at the age of 12.
Why was Lord Pascal an interesting figure of the Mayan empire?

200

The writing system consisted of a series of symbols that stood for words.
What did the writing system of the Aztecs consist of?

200

The Aztecs and the Mayans expanded their empires by conquering other nations.
Which two civilizations expanded their empires by conquering other nations?

200

The social structure is shaped like a pyramid, in each civilization the commoners/slaves were at the bottom of the pyramid.
What shape best describes the social structure of all three civilizations? Who was at the bottom of this social structure?

300

Polytheism is a belief in more than one god.
What is Polytheism?

300

It gave them power.
Why did leaders claim they were related to the gods?

300

The major accomplishment of the Incas was that they built over 14,000 miles of roads to connect their empire.
What was the major accomplishment of the Incas?

300

The Mayan empire disappeared mysteriously. The theories include: warfare, drought, overpopulation, overused land.
What happened to the Mayan empire?

300

The Inca civilization did not have currency. In order to acquire goods they would trade items they had for items they needed.
Which civilization did not have currency and how did they acquire goods?

400

The sacrifices were necessary to make the gods happy.
Why did these civilizations sacrifice captives?

400

The leader of the Incan empire was the Sapa Inca.
What was the leader of the Incan empire called?

400

The Inca civilization did not have a writing systems. We do not know as much about the Incas because we cannot read any writings from the time period.
Which civilization did not have a writing system and how does that impact what we know them?

400

The Spaniards brought "Guns" and "Germs" to South America. The Native Americans had no exposure to either previous to the arrival of the Spaniards.
What are the two "G's" brought by the Spaniards that led to the downfall of the Native American civilizations because they had not been exposed to them before?

400

Neither arrival theory is 100% correct, there is not enough proof for either theory.
Which arrival theory is 100% correct and why?

500

The winners were treated as heroes. The losers were sacrifices on the ball court.
What happened to the winner and the loser of the Mayan Ballgame?

500

The conquered nations had to give the Aztec empire a tribute (gold, cotton, maize).
What did conquered nations have to give the Aztec empire?

500

The Aztecs created the most advanced calendar until present day, it had 365 days.
Who invented the most advanced calendar until present day?

500

They chose to acquire other nations peacefully because it created a more harmonious relationship with the new citizens. This kept them from later on rising up against the Incas.
Why did the Incan empire chose to acquire other nations peacefully instead of through warfare?

500

Pyramids were used for religious rituals.
What were pyramid used for in each of these empires?

Aztecs, Mayans and Incas

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