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Study Guide Questions

1.     What crop was instrumental in the development of settled cultures in the New World?
2.     What name do we apply to the first people who developed a culture in Mexico?
3.     The early Mexican city-state that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption was: a.) Olmeca b.) Azatlán c.) Teotihuacán d.) Cuicuilco
4.     At Teotihuacán, which god did the largest pyramid honor?
5.     At Teotihuacán, which god did the smallest pyramid honor?
6.     What was the most famous symbolic representation of Quetzalcóatl?
7.     At its height, Teotihuacán had more than 100,000 residents. True or false?
8.     The first important culture to arise after the demise of Teotihuacán was that of the: a.) Miztecs b.) Toltecs c.) Olmecs d.) Aztecs
9.     Tezcatlipoca, the war god of the Toltecs represented by a jaguar, is reminiscent of jaguar gods of which other early civilization?
10.     What was the new Toltec capital city built by Quetzalcóatl-Topiltzin?
11.     After being expelled by the Toltecs, Quetzalcóatl-Topiltzin may have founded a city in which other civilization?
12.     The Aztecs considered themselves the chosen people of which god: a.) Mixcoatl b.) Tonacatecuhtli c.) Huitzilopochtli d.) Quetzalcóatl
13.     In Aztec religion, Quetzalcóatl, white god of the West, was opposed in Aztec religion by: a.) Tezcatlipoca, black god of the North b.) Xipe Totec, red god of the East c.) Huitilopochtli, blue god of the South
14.     Which of the four Aztec gods of the directions was represented by the flayed skins of victims and symbolized the regrowth of vegetation?
15.     The Aztecs believed that the world was created on the back of a: a.) turtle b.) jaguar c.) crocodile d.) alligator
16.     The capital city of the Aztecs was: a.) Cuicuilco b.) Tenochtitlán c.) Monte Albán d.) Tula
17.     Because of the year of his appearance, the Aztecs thought Cortés was the reincarnation of which god?
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