World History : Mesoamerican Cultures

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Example Question #11 : Mesoamerican Cultures

Which of these is a defining feature of Olmec art and culture?

Possible Answers:

Brightly colored fabrics

Colossal stone heads

Ornate gold and silver statuary

Intricate weaving and knotting

Correct answer:

Colossal stone heads

Explanation:

The Olmec colossal heads are one of the most recognizable features of their art and culture. Carved from volcanic basalt, the heads are believed to represent rulers of the Olmec people, often dressed as ballplayers.

Example Question #12 : Mesoamerican Cultures

The Triple Alliance was another name for which Mesoamerican empire?

Possible Answers:

Amymara Empire

Mayan Empire

Toltec Empire

Aztec Empire

Incan Empire

Correct answer:

Aztec Empire

Explanation:

The Aztecs were actually an alliance of the city states of Texcoco, Tlacopan, and Tenochtitlan. Speakers of the Nahuatl language, the states in central Mexico came to dominate other cities throughout the region through demands of tribute. The primary city-state in the alliance was Tenochtitlan.

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