Interesting Quiz on the Aztecs
Posted on: October 28, 2021.

Author: Prabhukrishna M, Content Creator/Chief Editor, Yokibu Editorial

There’s more to them than ‘Aztec Print’ clothing!
‘ Ullamaliztli ‘, with our Interesting Quiz on the Aztecs.

Which part of the world did the Aztecs—a nomadic tribe of hunter–gathers in the northern Mexican plateau—inhabit and civilize in the 13th century AD?





Shunned by the settled agrarian communities and having wandered as outcasts in Mesoamerica's Central Valley for about __________ years—close to a century!—they built __________, their own city-state, on a group of small, swampy islands in the middle of Lake Texcoco—a place where no one else wanted to live!





The "Aztecs"—mistakenly called so after "Aztlan", their first city of settlement—are actually the "__________", which is why their region came to be named Mexico, while "Aztec" actually means "people of Tenochtitlan".





What language did the Aztecs speak—in which "Aztlan" meant "place of the herons"—and after which they are also called "Nahua"?





With __________ as their capital—the same place that is entirely now Mexico City!—where lived 200,000 Aztecs—then the largest city in the Americas!—the Aztec Empire reigned from 1438 to 1521 AD, spread across __________ square miles in Mesoamerica, with their 'high king' controlling __________ people!





__________ is a team ball game—the world's oldest and longest-survived!—played by the Aztecs, hitting a heavy rubber ball through a narrow stone ring—using only the head, elbows, hips, and knees!—by neither touching the ball with their hands or feet, nor letting the ball touch the ground!





__________ was first invented by the Aztecs as Theobroma "food of the gods"—who regarded cocoa beans as a 'gift from the gods'—consumed as a strongly alcoholic drink with chili—as sugar was unknown those days!—and believed it to be their source of wisdom and power!





The picture of an eagle sitting on a cactus and devouring a snake in its mouth—on the Mexican national flag—is a symbol of the __________, with many present-day Mexicans having Aztec forefathers.





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