Meso-American Traditions and Civilizations Quiz

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What goods were traded in the market place at Great Compound?

Quetzal feathers, cotton, rubber, shell

Which deity was prominently represented in the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Cuidadela?


What event led to the settling of the Aztecs in the Valley of Mexico?

A vision from Huitzilopochtli.

What was Tenochtitlán named after?

A cactus plant.

How did the Aztec ruler honor distinguished individuals from Culhuacan according to the late narrative?

By sacrificing their daughter and wearing her skin.

In which city did the Aztecs build 4 stone bridges to access the island?


What commodities were involved in trade in the city mentioned?

Food, cotton, lip-plugs, and jaguar pelts

What agricultural method was primarily used to feed the city's population?

Chinampas (raised-field) agriculture

Who held the topmost position in the social organization of the city?


Where is the Templo Mayor located?

Beneath Mexico City

Who was Coyolxauhqui in Mesoamerican mythology?

Moon goddess and Huitzilopochtli's sister

Which ideology was combined in the culture of the city mentioned?

Warfare, sacrifice, and agriculture fertility

What was the name given by the Aztecs to the site of Teotihuacan?

City of the Gods

Which civilization used the Talud-Tablero architecture that was common at Teotihuacan?

Mayan civilization

What did the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan symbolize?

The Great Goddess

Which deity was characterized by having water gushing from her hands and wearing a headdress made of a green owl?

The Great Goddess

What was one of the key features of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan?

Dominance over the city

How did the inhabitants of Teotihuacan refer to their city in their own language?

"City of the Gods"

Test your knowledge on Meso-American shared traditions, such as calendars, astronomy, and bark-paper books. Explore topics like trade, alliances, royal power, human sacrifice, and the significance of Teotihuacan and the Aztecs.

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