Egypt
Miscellaneous
Romans
Aztec
Mayans
100

The Egyptians had a special way of writing that involved pictures - what is this called?

Hierogylphics

100

Where did the Incas live?  

Andes Mountains

100

From what modern day country did the Romans come from?

Italy

100

What did the Aztecs do to appease their gods?

Human sacrifice

100

What type of writing did the Mayan use?

glyphs

200

Whose untouched tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings?

Tutankhamun

200

Where in the world would you find Sparta?

Greece

200

What caused the destruction of Pompeii in what year?


Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD

200

What are chinampas and why did the Aztecs have to use them?

Floating gardens.  They lived on an island in Lake Texcoco.

200

True or false:  Mayans practiced human sacrifice

True

300

Why was the Nile River important to the growth of ancient Egypt?

The Nile flood made the soil fertile and helped crops to grow.

300

Why was the Great Wall of China built?

to keep out invaders

300

True or false:  In Roman times only boys went to school.

True

300

What is the name of the Aztec's capital city?

Tenochtitlan

300

What method of agriculture did the Mayans use?

slash and burn

400

What were Egyptian kings called?

Pharaohs

400

What does BCE mean?

Before common era

400

What language did the Romans speak?

Latin

400

Name three foods that came from Mesoamerica.

beans, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, avocados, chocolate, corn, peppers, peanuts

400

Name 2 things that might have caused the decline of the Mayan civilization.

natural disasters

fighting among the city states

500

Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

They believed that the king lived forever and needed a house to live in.

500

What is another name for Central America?

Mesoamerica

500

What did the Romans do with their dead?

Cremated them

500

The Aztecs were a ___________ state meaning they required all surrounding states to provide gifts to them.

Tributary

500

Why did ancient Mayans perform human sacrifices?

to appease the gods and maintain order in the universe

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