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Aztec Sacrifices

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Aztec Sacrifices game quiz
"Sacrifice was an important part of the Aztec religious experience. Take this quiz to see what you know or to learn something you didn't know. Good luck!"

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1. Nanauatzin was an Aztec deity that sacrificed himself and his blood to create and become which important being?
    Sun
    Maize
    Moon
    Human


2. Some Aztec ceremonies called for human sacrifice in mass numbers. One such ceremony called for many sacrifices in order to represent the victory of the god of war over his brothers, the Centzon Huiztnaua. What was the name of the Aztec god of war whose temple in Tenochtitlan was named Coatepetl?
    Huitzilopochtli
    Coatlique
    Coyolxauhqui
    Quetzalcoatl


3. An important issue when dealing with human sacrifice in Aztec culture is what happened to the victims after death. Did the Aztecs believe that sacrifice victims would enter the same heaven as warriors who died in battle?
    Yes
    No


4. The Aztecs believed that they lived under the Fifth Sun and that they needed to keep it going. During a solar eclipse, they believed that the sun was under attack. Which group was sacrificed during an eclipse to help the sun warriors defend the sun?
    Slaves
    Women
    People with handicaps
    Young children


5. Human sacrifices were often prisoners taken during times of war between the villages and peoples under Aztec control. During times of peace, there were no prisoners to use for sacrifice, so village leaders would arrange wars with each other for the purpose of taking captives for sacrifice. What were these wars known as?
    Flower wars
    Village wars
    Bloody wars
    Sacrifice wars


6. The celebration for which god called for the sacrifice of children, especially their tears?
    Quetzalcoatl
    Tlaloc
    Malinalxochitl
    Cihuacoatl


7. Other than humans, which of the following did the Aztecs offer as sacrifices?
    Food
    Flowers
    All of these
    Birds


8. Which drink formed a part of many rituals and was given to sacrificial victims before they were to be sacrificed?
    Tequila
    Jugo
    Mezcal
    Pulque


9. Which god was generally associated with being opposed to human sacrifices and called for the sacrifice of snakes, birds, and flowers?
    Tezcatlipoca
    Quetzalcoatl
    Ehecatl
    Cihuacoatl


10. Sometimes, prisoners of war would be given the opportunity to fight for their freedom against seven of the Aztec's best warriors. What would be done to ensure that this was not a fair fight and to give the Aztec warriors the advantage?
    The prisoner would be wounded and have his feet bound together.
    The prisoner would have one hand tied behind his back.
    The prisoner would be tied to a stone and given inferior weapons.
    The prisoner would have an arm amputated.


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Compiled Jun 28 12