Quiz about Inca  Part 1
Quiz about Inca  Part 1

Inca : Part 1 Trivia Quiz


The Inca were a distinct people. This is a quiz about their daily lives and goings on.

A multiple-choice quiz by SheWolf316. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
SheWolf316
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
18,422
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
Plays
1745
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The Inca had no method of writing so they developed a system of knotted cords. What was this called? Hint

panintas
quipious
quipus
pinatas

2. Where was the capital of the Chimu people? Hint

Chan Chan
Tamour
Cusco
Jauja

3. The Inca people are sometimes referred to as the ________ of the ancient
South America?
Hint

Romans
Vikings
Greeks
Egyptians

4. In which region did the Incan civilization flourish? Hint

Africa
Egypt
Andes
Asia

5. Which people tried to invade the Incan empire? Hint

Aztecs
Utes
Mayans
Chimu

6. What was the "city" perched high in the Andes? Hint

Machu Picchu
Temple of the Nazac
Mochu Pitchu
Boodani Hitou

7. ________ grew from a small village into the capital city.

Answer: (The place of feasting before a human sacrifice)
8. The Incan empire was more a ____________ of tribes with a single people in control- The Incas

Answer: (One word - Clue - What was the south in the Civil War)
9. What was the Sun God called? Hint

Apu Inti
Mamachocha
Chuqui Illa
Puraucas

10. There are many myths of creation relating to the Inca people, yet they all centre around__________? Hint

Pacific Ocean
Lake Titicaca and Pacaritampu
Sacsahuaman
Urubamba

11. This conquistador arrived in 1532 with an army of 200 men. In a few years they destroyed the mighty Incan Empire. What was his name?

Answer: ( One word ... last name only )
12. How long did the Incan empire last? Hint

125 years
150 years
200 years
95 years

13. In a short amount of time the Incas had established a mighty empire that stretched 500km along the Pacific Coast of South America.

True
False

14. Very little is known about the sacred Incan ceremony of Capacocha. What is this ceremony? Hint

Puberty
Marriage
Human Sacrifice
Death

15. Only young children were sacrificed to the Mountain Gods, what was the common age for this? Hint

1-5
11-15
5-7
8-10


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Inca had no method of writing so they developed a system of knotted cords. What was this called?

Answer: quipus

The cords were various colours with single, double or triple knots tied in them and hung from a plain main cord. They were only read by an official called a Quipucamayoc.
2. Where was the capital of the Chimu people?

Answer: Chan Chan

They made gold and turquoise knives that showed richly dressed men.
3. The Inca people are sometimes referred to as the ________ of the ancient South America?

Answer: Romans

This was because of their amazing ability for building roads and fortresses.
4. In which region did the Incan civilization flourish?

Answer: Andes

The empire of the Incas was a land of great contrast, dominated by the great mountain ranges of the snow capped Andes.
5. Which people tried to invade the Incan empire?

Answer: Chimu

The Inca prince, Yupanqui destroyed their fortress and saved his people from invasion.
6. What was the "city" perched high in the Andes?

Answer: Machu Picchu

It escaped the notice of the Spanish conquerors, and was not discovered until 1911. Sometimes referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it was more probably an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.
7. ________ grew from a small village into the capital city.

Answer: Cusco

The layout of the city was said to be the shape of a puma, with the great fortress of Sacashuaman forming the head.
8. The Incan empire was more a ____________ of tribes with a single people in control- The Incas

Answer: confederation

This is what made the Incan civilization so powerful, as each tribe had a council of elders and all members of the tribe were allowed to voice an opinion. Every one gave allegiance to the ruler or Inca who was descendant from the sun-god.
9. What was the Sun God called?

Answer: Apu Inti

All Incans considered themselves children of the sun, as they realized the sun made their crops grow and that is how they survived.
10. There are many myths of creation relating to the Inca people, yet they all centre around__________?

Answer: Lake Titicaca and Pacaritampu

The creation myths altered from audience to audience to suit the Incan elite in different ways.
11. This conquistador arrived in 1532 with an army of 200 men. In a few years they destroyed the mighty Incan Empire. What was his name?

Answer: Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez destroyed a great civilization. Historians believe the Incan empire would have lasted a very long time had he not destroyed it.
12. How long did the Incan empire last?

Answer: 95 years

From 1438 to 1533.
13. In a short amount of time the Incas had established a mighty empire that stretched 500km along the Pacific Coast of South America.

Answer: True

It covered modern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
14. Very little is known about the sacred Incan ceremony of Capacocha. What is this ceremony?

Answer: Human Sacrifice

The Incas made human sacrifice to the mountain gods. These sacrifices were often made during or after a portentous event: an earthquake, an epidemic, a drought, or after the death of an Incan Emperor.
15. Only young children were sacrificed to the Mountain Gods, what was the common age for this?

Answer: 8-10

These children had to be perfect, their hair was braided, they were covered in the most delicately woven tapestry, they usually came from noble families and they were honoured to be chosen for the sacrifice. Recently mummified remains of these sacrificed children have been found at archaeological digs in Peru.
Source: Author SheWolf316

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