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Question 1: This writing system is one of several candidates thought to have been the first writing systems of Mesoamerica and the predecessor of the writing systems developed by the Maya, Mixtec, and ________ civilizations.
Pre-Columbian eraMesoamerican chronologyAztecInca Empire

Question 2: The area’s environment is well suited for agriculture, especially the cultivation of ________, making it a desirable place for settlers.
MaizeMilkSoybeanRice

Question 3: The name Zapotec is an ________ coming from Nahuatl tzapotēcah (singular tzapotēcatl), which means "inhabitants of the place of sapote".
Exonym and endonymBrusselsBelgradePrague

Question 4: In the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, there were Zapotec and Mixtec artisans who fashioned jewelry for the Aztec rulers (tlatoanis), including ________.
ConquistadorMoctezuma IIAztec societyCuauhtémoc

Question 5: Two principal deities include Cocijo, the rain god (similar to the Aztec god ________), and Coquihani, the god of light.
TlalocMictlantecuhtliHuitzilopochtliAztec religion

Question 6: The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in the Valley of Oaxaca of southern ________.
Mesoamerican chronologyMaya civilizationTakalik AbajMesoamerica

Question 7: It is believed that the Zapotec sometimes used ________ in their rituals.
SyncretismJudaismHuman sacrificeJesus

Question 8: The well-known ruins of ________ have been attributed to them and were claimed to be the tombs of their grandmothers and grandfathers.
MitlaMexicoOaxacaMesoamerica

Question 9: The earliest known monument with Zapotec writing is a "Danzante" stone, officially known as Monument 3, found in San Jose Mogote, ________.
Oaxaca, OaxacaHuajuapan de LeónOaxacaJuchitán de Zaragoza

Question 10: At the time of ________, when news arrived that the Aztecs were defeated by the Spaniards, King Cosijoeza ordered his people not to confront the Spaniards so they would avoid the same fate.
Viceroyalty of New SpainPre-Columbian MexicoHistory of MexicoSpanish conquest of the Aztec Empire







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