Interesting Quiz on the Incas
Posted on: October 1, 2021.

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

They were the largest empire in pre-Columbian America!
Think and ‘ink’, with our “Interesting Quiz on the Incas”.

Before the Inca established their capital at Cuzco in __________, they ruled an empire along the Pacific Coast of __________, and the Andean highlands between the northern border of modern __________ and Maule River in central Chile.





__________ was the sole means of sustenance for the Incas—the "world's first potato cultivators", extending to corn/maize, squash, tomatoes, peanuts/groundnuts, chili peppers, coca, cassava, and cotton—while guinea pigs, ducks, llamas, alpacas, and dogs were raised for __________.





The Incas built two north-south-running __________ connecting their "Realm of the Four Parts" empire—for about 3,600 km along the Pacific Coast, and inland along the Andes Mountains—with many short rock-cut tunnels, vine-supported suspension bridges, and interconnecting links.





The rural settlements of the Inca were of which of the following kinds?

I. Families living in the midst of their fields
II. True village communities with fields outside of the inhabited centers
III. A combination of I and II





Living in houses built of stone or adobe mud, every Inca male was practically a __________ and __________, producing his own food, and clothing made of llama wool and cotton.





Which of the following statements are true regarding life in the Inca society?

I. Towns are centers of mestizo "mixed-blood" population
II. Communities are close-knit, with families usually intermarrying
III. Much of the agricultural work is done cooperatively





__________ was the founder of the Inca Empire—"Inka" meaning 'lord' or 'ruler' in Quechua, the official language of the Incas—who led the tribe to settle and establish their capital in Cuzco—the administrative, political, and military center of the empire—in 12th century AD.





Until the Spanish Conquistadors—led by Francisco Pizzaro—annexed the Inca Empire in __________ AD, the Incas had gained control of some 12 million Andean Peruvians through conquests starting from 1438 AD and rapidly became "the largest empire in pre-Columbian America"—all in less than 100 years!





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