6th grade Latin American test

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6th grade Social Studies test for Mallory
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  1. Who believed the men to be the Aztec god Quetzocoatl returning to destroy and take over the Aztecs?
    Montezuma
  2. Quetzocoatl ws described by the prophets as a riding ______ and glowing like the sun, with thunder and lightning as his power
    bear
  3. The Aztec army was ________ strong but vastly out-_________ and ______.
    • * 300,000
    • * gunned
    • * armored
  4. Aztecs:
    When?
    Where?
    Who?
    1519

    Current day Mexico

    Heran Cortes and 400 men conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochitilan
  5. Aztecs:
    Why?
    How?
    Rumored city of gold

    left Cuba by ship, landed on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and befriended rival tribes of the Aztecs
  6. It was predicted that the Aztec god Quetzocoatl woudl come from ______ seas, the same direction from which the Spaniards came in the same year
    Eastern
  7. Montezuma allowed the _______to come into his palace
    Conquistadors
  8. What did the Conquistadors do to Montezuma when they entered his palace?
    Kidnapped him, took gold and food
  9. What did the Aztecs do to Montezuma for letting the conquistadors into the palace?
    Stoned him
  10. What did Cortes do so that no one could return home?
    burn the ships
  11. What did Cortes do after he burned the ships?
    He ordered samller ships to be built and put cannons on them, then used them to blockade the city of Tenochtitlan so they would surrender
  12. Inca
    Who?
    What?
    When?
    Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro

    conquest of the Inca Empire

    1532 AD
  13. Inca Empire

    Where?

    Why?
    current day Peru and the region of the Andes Mtns

    god, gold and glory
  14. Who entered Peru to search for gold?
    Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
  15. In the Inca Empire, who was on his way to being crowned emporer after a long civil war with his brother?
    Atahualpa
  16. Who did Pizarro capture and what did he do with him?
    • Incan emporer Atahualpa
    • Pizarro held him for ransom
    • Pizarro betrayed Atahualpa after he filled the ransom room and had him strangled. then the Incas fell after his death
  17. Who ruled as governor over Peru until 1541 when supporters of an opposing leader Diego Alamagro II assasinated him at his palace?
    Spaniard Francisco Pizarro
  18. Most Olmed cities served as what?
    trade centers
  19. What was traded at the Olmec trade centers?
    luxury items such as precious stones, knowledge and ideas
  20. the Olmec did not focus on warfare and conquest, but instead __________other cultures mainly through ____
    influenced

    trade
  21. Who did the Olmec worship?
    Who was their main god?
    several gods (fire god, corn god)

    Main god = juaguar god
  22. The ____ civilization existed from 400 BC to about 900 AD and covered the ________Peninsula and stretched down to the northern parts of El Salvador and Honduras
    Maya

    Yucatan
  23. What helped protect the Maya civilization for 1300 years?
    natural barriers  such as mountains and water
  24. What is a scientist that looks for and studies evidence from long ago.
    archaeologist
  25. Like the Olmec, the Maya were expert ___________-
    farmers
  26. What did the Maya grow
    corn called maize

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