Test 6 Precolumbian Civilizations of the Americas Directions: Use the clicker to answer the following questions and make sure you press the ‘send’ button for each. True/False



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Test 6 - Precolumbian Civilizations of the Americas
Directions: Use the clicker to answer the following questions and make sure you press the ‘send’ button for each.
True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Use the letter ‘A’ for True and ‘B’ for False.
1. The mound builders lived in the Great Plains region.
2. The Iroquois built longhouses from elm bark that grew in the Desert West.
3. The Incas had an extensive system of roads that linked cities all over the empire.
4. Slash-and-burn agriculture was used by the Maya to clear forest land for farming.
5. Cahokia was the largest city in North America until Philadelphia surpassed it in the year 1800.
6. The Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlán on a swampy island in Lake Texcoco because they saw an eagle perched on a cactus eating a snake there.
7. Mesoamerica is a region that includes southern Mexico and northern Central America.
8. The Zapotec, Toltec, and Maya all built cities.
9. The Incas restricted farmers, artisans, and servants from owning more goods than they needed.
10. At its height, the Aztecs ruled hundreds of other city-states and about 5 million people were part of the empire.
Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

11. Based on the map titled “North American Cultures,” which of the culture groups below would be most likely to have difficulty collecting enough water to farm?

a.

the Desert West

c.

the Far West

b.

the Eastern Woodlands

d.

the Great Plains

12. Based on the map titled “North American Cultures,” which of the culture groups below would be most likely to build homes of ice?



a.

Great Plains

c.

Eastern Woodlands

b.

Far West

d.

Arctic and Subarctic

13. Use your knowledge of the chapter and study the map titled “North American Cultures.” Which of the culture groups below would be most likely to build log homes?



a.

the Desert West

c.

the Great Plains

b.

the Eastern Woodlands

d.

the Arctic and Subarctic

14. What does the term ‘Pre-Columbian’ refer to?



a.

Before the birth of Christopher Columbus

c.

Before Columbus arrived in the Americas

b.

After Columbus arrived in the Americas

d.

None of the above

15. The ice bridge theory is used to describe:



a.

how the anasazi decline.

c.

the change in climate that made it easier to grow food.

b.

how Aisan hunter-gatherers migrated to the Americas.

d.

and predict future changes in our climate.

16. Which mountain range runs through the Inca empire?



a.

The Himalayan

c.

The Appalachian

b.

The Pyrenees

d.

The Andes

All the walls of that shrine were so splashed and caked with blood that they and the floor too were black. Indeed, the whole place stank abominably.”

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain, 1568
17. Bernal Díaz del Castillo was most likely describing a temple of which of the following peoples?

a.

the Iroquois

c.

the Anasazi

b.

the Aztecs

d.

the Olmec

18. Which of the following built the largest empire in South America?



a.

the Nazca

c.

the Incas

b.

the Aztecs

d.

the Moche

19. What caused the end of the Inca Empire?



a.

the arrival of Spanish explorers

c.

a disorganized central government

b.

a severe, persistent drought

d.

internal political strife

20. The Aztec Empire grew wealthy through



a.

rich farmland and control of excellent hunting ground.

b.

rich natural resources.

c.

tribute and trade.

d.

the sale of slaves.

Test 6 - Precolumbian Civilizations of the Americas

Answer Section
TRUE/FALSE
1. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.1.2

STA: 9.2.08


2. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.1.3

STA: 9.2.08


3. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.3.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.06


4. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.01


5. ANS: T PTS: 1
6. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.3

STA: 9.2.08


7. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.1

STA: 9.2.08


8. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.01


9. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.3.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.06


10. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.3

STA: 9.2.08


MULTIPLE CHOICE
11. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.1.1

STA: 9.2.08


12. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.1.3

STA: 9.2.08


13. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.1.3

STA: 9.2.08


14. ANS: C PTS: 1
15. ANS: B PTS: 1
16. ANS: D PTS: 1
17. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.3

STA: 9.2.08


18. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.3.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.06


19. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.3.2

STA: 9.2.08 | 9.8.06


20. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 7.2.3

STA: 9.2.08


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