Aztec Civilization

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What geographical area did the aztec empire occupy? The aztec empire occupied the area around present day Mexico, Guatamala, Salvador and Honduras in the 15th and 16th century
How did the Azetc empire begin? It begun as the nomadic people from the north settled in the Valley of Mexico in the 1200's
what was the capital of the Aztec Empire? The capital of the Aztec Empire was Tenochtitlan
How did the Aztec solve the problem of seasonal flooding? They dug irrigation canals
The Aztec warriors wore helmets made up of _____ wood and heads of animals
What was the purpose of the shield that the Aztec warriors carried? They used the shields to fend off arrows and spears at war
How did the Aztec dress? The leaders wore woven clothing made of cotton, and the peasants wore maguey fibers. Bright colors were a sign of an individual high rank
Who was Itzacoatl? Itzacoatl was the 4th ruler
Who was Moctezma 1? Was a chief who followed after the rule of Itzacoatl, he ruled between 1400 and 1469
How did the Aztec feed its large population? Through agriculture i.e irrigation systems build from lake Texcoco
what crops did the Aztecs grow? They grew tomatoes, avocados, squash, chili peppers, flowers and corn
what was the primary crop that the Aztec grow? corn. The principle food eaten by the Aztecs was cornmeal pancakes called tlaxcalli or tortilla
The aztecs hunted _______ for meat? The hunted deer, rabbit, ducks and geese for meat
The only animal that the Aztecs domesticated was ______ was the turkey and dogs
The Aztec were credited with the discovery of _______ chocolate
Who was allowed to eat chocolate? It was used by the warriors and nobility
When cacao was combined with ground corn it made a drink that was believed to _____ increase strength, and i was used in religious ceremonies
Fishermen used nets made from _____ maguey cactus fibers
what did the Aztec fishermen fish for? They fished for fish, turtles, ducks and frogs
______ was an alcoholic drink that was drunk by the warriors, royals and nobility? Octli
How was the Octli produced? It was produced from the sap of the maguey plant
what happened if a nobleman consumed Octli and got drunk? He was put to death
When boys turned fifteen years old they were enrolled in a school called _____ telpuchcalli or house of youth
What did the young boys learn in the telpuchcalli? they learned history, religion, civil duties.
True or False: All boys were trained in war affairs? True
what is a cuicacalli? A Miliraty school
What kind of school did the children of nobility go to? Calmecac, it is a school that was connected to the temple
True or False:Females in the Aztec society were subordinate to men? True
Schools for girls was training forr _____? marriage
What is the most famous calendar of the Aztecs? The stone Calendar. It took them 52 years to build
The stone calendar was _____ feet thick, and _____ feet in diameter, _____ weight it was 3 feet thick, 12 feet in diameter and weigh 24 tons
The Aztec year is ____ months each with ____ days eighteen months each with 20 days
The Aztec year is _____ days 360 days
The Aztec worshiped _____ gods 1000 gods. The sun god was most important
Where were religious ceremonies held? In temples called teocalli
True or False: The Aztec performed human sacrifice True

What geographical area did the aztec empire occupy?

How did the Azetc empire begin?

what was the capital of the Aztec Empire?

How did the Aztec solve the problem of seasonal flooding?

The Aztec warriors wore helmets made up of _____

What was the purpose of the shield that the Aztec warriors carried?

How did the Aztec dress?

Who was Itzacoatl?

Who was Moctezma 1?

How did the Aztec feed its large population?

what crops did the Aztecs grow?

what was the primary crop that the Aztec grow?

The aztecs hunted _______ for meat?

The only animal that the Aztecs domesticated was ______

The Aztec were credited with the discovery of _______

Who was allowed to eat chocolate?

When cacao was combined with ground corn it made a drink that was believed to _____

Fishermen used nets made from _____

what did the Aztec fishermen fish for?

______ was an alcoholic drink that was drunk by the warriors, royals and nobility?

How was the Octli produced?

what happened if a nobleman consumed Octli and got drunk?

When boys turned fifteen years old they were enrolled in a school called _____

What did the young boys learn in the telpuchcalli?

True or False: All boys were trained in war affairs?

what is a cuicacalli?

What kind of school did the children of nobility go to?

True or False:Females in the Aztec society were subordinate to men?

Schools for girls was training forr _____?

What is the most famous calendar of the Aztecs?

The stone calendar was _____ feet thick, and _____ feet in diameter, _____ weight

The Aztec year is ____ months each with ____ days

The Aztec year is _____ days

The Aztec worshiped _____ gods

Where were religious ceremonies held?

True or False: The Aztec performed human sacrifice

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