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What was the name of the floating island that allowed several hundred thousand Aztecs to have enough food to eat?
a) Tenochtitlan
b) Texcoco
c) Chinampa
d) Aquaduct

For the Aztecs, the world consisted of two landscapes - physical and sacred - that were closely connected. The reason the Aztecs built pyramid shaped temples was because
a) they understood that this would make the gods happy
b) they needs to get rid of extra dirt and stone so they piled them into this shape
c) they needed to have a structure tall enough so people could see the sacrifices
d) they wanted to worship their gods and this allowed them to get closer to those gods

One of the reasons the Aztec got to be superior warriors is because
a) they travelled for over 150 years trying to find their new home and encountered many other cultures that tried to conquer the
b) they travelled for over 50 years trying to find their new home and encountered many other cultures that tried to conquer the
c) they travelled for over 200 years trying to find their new home and encountered many other cultures that tried to conquer the
d) they travelled for over 25 years trying to find their new home and encountered many other cultures that tried to conquer the

The Aztec god, Huitzilopochtli told the Aztecs to go out and search for their new land and they would know they have found their new home because there would be
a) a rattle snake would be sitting on a cactus eating a bird
b) an eagle would be sitting on a cactus
c) a cactus would be in the middle of a lake
d) an buzzard would be perched on a cactus

The Aztec calendar stressed the close connection between gods and human beings, between the sacred and physical landscapes. What image on the stone would strike fear into the Aztecs which would make them think they should perform sacrifices?
a) Sun God in the middle of the calendar
b) Moon God in the middle of the calendar
c) War God in the middle of the calendar
d) Fertility God in the middle of the calendar

War was important to the Aztecs because
a) it was a way for Aztecs to show their dominance over neighbouring tribes
b) it provided a break from writing poetry
c) it provided an activity to keep all the Aztec men busy so that they would not be bored
d) it gave them the opportunity to capture new victims for sacrifice

The most magnificent temple of the hundreds built inside the Aztec capital city, Tenochtitlan was called
a) Tenochtitlan Temple
b) Huitzilopochtli Temple
c) Great Temple
d) Quetzalcoatl Temple

The Aztec took great pride in being a warrior and
a) trader
b) artisan
c) cook
d) good spouse

Merchant traders would often set out and take hundreds of slaves to carry goods they purchased on trading expeditions. What would merchants also do while they were on these trips.
a) bring back people to be sacrificed
b) act a spies
c) burn the forest so other tribes could not benifit from them
d) kill the people after they traded with them

Aztecs profited from people they conquered through war by collecting tributes. What is a tribute?
a) When you publicly say thank you
b) When you leave a gift in return for something given to you
c) When you collect valuable gifts or taxes
d) When you kill someone

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