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Quiz Yourself About the Ancient Civilization. Only 80% Can Complete This Quiz

The planet has been impacted by history in so many different areas. We have the chance to learn more and more about the customs and ways of life of each civilization every day. This quiz will test your understanding of ancient civilization.

From a fortress far from Cusco, this Inca fought against Spanish rule. What was his name?

Tupac Amaru

Cyrus the Rebel

Genghis Khan

Alexander the Great

Tupac Amaru
The last of the Inca’s native leaders was Tpac Amaru. After the final defeat of the Neo-Inca empire, he reigned throughout the Spanish occupation and was put to death by the Spanish.

The empire broke up once more after the Han dynasty fell in 220 AD, with some brief reunion under the Jin and the Sui. The Tang dynasty, whose rule is regarded as the pinnacle of the imperial period, rose to power in 618 AD. Which religion rose to prominence in China?

Christianity

Buddhism

Protestantism

Islam

Buddhism
During the Tan dynasty, Buddhism expanded from India and overtook other major religions to dominate China.

What we now refer to as the Aztec Empire was actually an alliance between three significant city-states that had significant cultural and racial diversity. Of these, which was not a significant Aztec city?

Tlacopan

Texcoco

Babylon

Tenochtitlan

Babylon
What we now refer to as the Aztec empire was founded when the magnificent towns of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan merged. A group of individuals who were frequently from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and who claimed to have come from the fabled Atzlan is referred to as the “Aztecs.”

What body part was taken out in order to complete the sacrifice?

Liver

Limbs

Brain

Heart

Heart
The heart would be taken when the head was severed.

The Odyssey, an epic poem about Odysseus and his men seeking to get home after the Trojan War, is the most well-known piece of literature from ancient Greece. Who is recognized as the author of the Odyssey?

Paul of Tarsus

Aesop

Homer

Aeschylus

Homer
Odysseus encounters a variety of challenges in Homer’s Odyssey, including a cyclops, the aquatic monsters Scylla and Charybdis, and the Lotus Eaters.

What modern city presently stands where Tenochtitlan once stood?

Venezuela

Mexico City

New York

Texas 

Mexico City
Tenochtitlan is now Mexico City, the country’s capital.

In the 16th century, the Inca were the biggest civilization in the Americas, and maybe the globe. What mountain range did they establish their kingdom in?

Rockies

Hindu Kush

Andes

Alps

Andes
In the Andes highlands, the Incas created their empire. The mountains might be harsh at times, but they took use of the area’s unique attributes to prosper.

This Greek deity ruled over the underworld.

Hermes

Hades

Achilles

Zeus

Hades
Hades was the Greek underworld deity. He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon held authority over diverse sections of the cosmos, albeit not precisely the same as the devil.

At its peak, ancient Greece was one of history’s greatest empires, reaching from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. This Macedonian monarch conquered and unified the Greek city-states as well as a large portion of Central Asia. What was his name?

Alexander the Great

Napoleon Bonaparte

Julius Caesar

Pontius Pilate

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great, who reigned from 356-323 BC, unified Greek city-states and conquered land all the way to India. He propagated Greek civilization over the Eurasian continent, ensuring its survival for future generations.

The New Kingdom’s prosperity came to an end in 1069 BC, when Berbers, Canaanites, and other kingdoms acquired control of part Egyptian territory. For hundreds of years, a feeble Egypt resisted invaders. They were conquered by a variety of different empires. Which of the following did NOT govern Egypt at any point in history?

Chinese

Assyrian

Persian

Greek

Chinese
Egypt was conquered by Assyrian, Persian, and Greek emipres at some point in antiquity.

This Greek mathematician devised the theorem a2 + b2 = c2.

Galen

Archimedes

Pythagoras

Aesop

Pythagoras
Pythagoras, who lived in 570-490 BC, was a mathematician who developed what is known as the Pythagorean Theorum, which deals with the length of the sides of a right triangle.

Although we think of ancient Greece as a single entity, it was once a federation of city-states. Which of the following is NOT a Greek city-state?

Sparta

Athens

Argos

Ur

Ur
Ancient Greece was made up of Athens, Sparta, Argos, and many more city-states.

In the 15th century, this Sapa Inca controlled most of the Andes.

Chiang-kai Shek

Napoleon Bonaparte

Pachacuti-Cusi Yupanqui

Chicha Amatayakul

Pachacuti-Cusi Yupanqui
Pachacuti-Cusi Yupanqui was the emperor who actually transformed Incan civilization into an empire. His name signifies “one who overturns space and time.”

Hercules is the Roman adaption of Heracles, the Greek heavenly hero. As atonement for murdering his family, he was forced to perform twelve labors. Which of the following was NOT a labor?

Slay the Learnean Hydra

Deliver the Ark of the Contemplation

Obtain the golden apples of the Hesperides

Capture Cerberus

Deliver the Ark of the Contemplation
Heracles, according to tradition, completed twelve labors, three of which were killing the hydra, capturing Cerberus, and getting the golden apples.

Because of its well-managed state, newly-unified Egypt prospered quickly. Which of the following did NOT exist in Egyptian administration under the Old Kingdom?

Legal and justice system

A constitution

Tax collection

State-sponsored irrigation

A constitution
Because of its organized administrative capacities, including as tax collection, legal codes, and governmental schemes to improve agriculture, the ancient Egyptian government prospered.

The ancient Egyptian society was very stratified. What was the most common occupation?

Farmer

IT Consultant

Mortician

Slave Hoarder

Farmer
The majority of Egyptians were farmers who planted and harvested according to the Nile River’s cycles.

Which of these did not exist in Mayan cities?

Temples

Public libraries

Observatories

Ceremonial ballcourts

Public libraries
Temples, ceremonial ballcourts, and observatories were common features in Mayan towns.

What did the Spanish troops demand as tribute when they took over Maya territories?

Gold

Diamonds

Slaves

Porcelain

Gold
The Spanish sought gold tribute, and overtaxing caused dissatisfaction.

The triumphant brother, Atahualpa, was seized by the Spaniards and given large sums of what in exchange for his freedom?

Gold and silver

Rubies and Diamonds

Spices

Silk

Gold and silver
Atahualpa promised the Spaniards gold and silver in the hope that they would leave once they had gotten their ransom. They did not, instead killing Atahualpa and continuing to harvest gold. Much of this was melted down art and sculptures, which resulted in the destruction of a substantial quantity of Incan art and culture.

The Greco-Persian Wars were fought in the 400s BC to restore freedom to eastern Greek city-states that had been conquered by the Persian empire. Which of the following films is about the Battle of Thermopylae?

Gladiator

300

Braveheart

The Odyssey

300
The Persian army defeated the Greek Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.

Plato wrote about this well-known and significant philosopher who employed a way of inquiring into complex issues. In 399 AD, he was found guilty and put to death. What was his name?

Daedelus

Aesop

Alexander the Great

Socrates

Socrates
One of the most well-known philosophers in history is Socrates, after whom the Socratic technique of questioning is named.

What language did the Incans use?

Quechua

Chabacano

Italian

English

Quechua
A little more than 13% of Peruvians still speak Quechua, the language of the Inca.

What did the Aztecs call their royal class?

Tlatoani

Emperor

Pharaoh

King/Queen

Tlatoani
Tlatoani was the name given to the Aztec ruler.

After the Tang dynasty fell in 907 AD, China was divided into a number of competing dynasties and kingdoms until the Yuan dynasty united the majority of the country in 1271 AD. The emperor who accomplished this was who?

Tupac Shakur

Cyrus the Great

Kublai Khan

Hasdrival

Kublai Khan
The Yuan dynasty was started by Kublai Khan, the grandson of the Mongol monarch Genghis Khan. Many Han Chinese did not appreciate being ruled by a different ethnic group, the Mongols.

In 149 BC, this newly emerging culture invaded and annexed the Greek mainland into their domain.

Filipinos

Roman

Arab

Americans

Roman
The Roman republic began to spread over the Mediterranean, and its formidable military overran the divided Greeks.

This individual drafted an oath to protect ethical medical norms, a version of which is still followed by medical practitioners today.

Eumenides

Aeschuylus

Sophocles

Hippocrates

Hippocrates
Hippocrates, a physician, devised the Hippocratic Oath. Originally, it called on numerous deities to bear testimony to the physicians’ morality, but we removed it from our version.

What was the Aztecs’ main source of sustenance?

Cattle

Maize

Wheat

Rice

Maize
Aztec civilization relied on maize farming to survive.

The Incas worshiped several gods. Who was the God of Creation?

Artemis

Zeus

Viracocha

Jägermeister

Viracocha
Viracocha was the Incan gods’ supreme ruler and the creator of all things.

What illness wiped off large segments of the Aztec population upon contact with Europeans?

Smallpox

Coronavirus

Measles

Malaria

Smallpox
The Spanish took advantage of a weakening empire that had been ravaged by smallpox. The Aztecs had no immunity since they had never met it prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.

What was the name of the Incan kingdom’s mythical founder?

Ezekiel

Manco Cpac

Abdallah Al Mamun

Hippocrates

Manco Cpac
Historians argue if his account is true, but tradition has it that Manco Cpac was the first governor and creator of Cusco.

Sapa Inca, which literally means “the only Inca,” was the Inca ruler. What deity was he linked with?

Mountain God

Earth God

Sun God

Wind God

Sun God
The Sapa Inca were thought to be related with, and occasionally a descendant of, the sun god.

This character, one of the most renowned in Greek literature, unintentionally fulfilled a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Sophocles was the author of his narrative. What was his name?

Oedipus

Hercules

Osiris

Robert

Oedipus
Sophocles narrates the tragic tale of Oedipus, who married his mother and killed his father without realizing it in Oedipus Rex.

Which European power invaded Egypt and popularized ancient Egyptian history for us to see and study?

Spaniards

British

Russians

Dutch

British
Britain formally conquered Egyptian territory in 1914 and remained there until 1952, although archaeological research had begun decades before.

When the Greek empire fell apart following Alexander’s death, his successors captured more land and restored Egyptian supremacy. What was the name of Egypt’s ruling Greek dynasty?

Hercules

Ptolemy

Theon of Alexandria

Hohenzollern

Ptolemy
The Ptolemies ruled Egypt, although they were not Egyptians. They governed until 30 BC, when the Romans defeated them.

Which of these is NOT a Greek island?

Crete

Ischia

Rhodes

Lesbos

Ischia
Ischia is an island in Italy.

The Maya are well-known for their human sacrifice ceremonies. Which of these people was the most valuable to sacrifice?

The wife

An enemy king

The adulterer

The Mayan king

An enemy king
An enemy king is usually executed after torture. This was regarded as the most significant blood sacrifice to the Mayan gods.

Which of the following was NOT a Mayan staple?

Beans

Squash

Wheat

Corn

Wheat
Corn, squash, and beans were staples of the Mayan diet, as were coffee, chocolate, and tortillas.

The Trojan War, according to legend, took place in the 1180s BC between the Greeks and the Trojans. The conflict began when Paris, a Trojan, kidnapped the wife of a Greek commander. What was her name?

Helen

Athena

Artemis

Mary Magdalene

Helen
Helen, also known as Helen of Troy, was kidnapped by Paris and carried to Troy, sparking the Trojan War.

This individual, who is commonly regarded as the most powerful monarch of ancient Egypt, is also known as “Ozymandias.”

Ramses II

Zanakht

Shepseskaf

Smendes

Ramses II
Ramses II is regarded as Egypt’s finest pharaoh. He controlled most of Mesopotamia and is remembered for commissioning several massive monuments depicting his visage on a sphinx’s body. The poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Shelley relates to Ramses and focuses on how all great dynasties come to an end.

The Aztecs built islands to increase food production. What did the Aztecs NOT consume?

Beans

Chilis

Squash

Beef

Beef
Along with corn, beans, squash, and chilis were important agricultural goods.

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