Ancient Andean Peoples: Chavin & Inca Video


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1. Why didn't the Chavin civilization need to conquer the Andes with military might?

2. What happened to the Chavin civilization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Read and test your knowledge of the Chavin and Inca civilizations. This quiz and worksheet cover these and other Andean civilizations, their leaders, their successes, and their downfalls. Some terms you will see are Chavin, Inca, and Mochina.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The rise and fall of the Chavin civilization
  • Chavin de Huántar
  • Characteristics of the Inca Empire

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Chavin and Inca people
  • Critical thinking - apply knowledge of the death of Inca Emperor, Huayna Capac, and Spanish exploration to examine the fall of the Inca Empire
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Andean civilizations, cultures, and leaders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Chavin civilization

Additional Learning

To learn more about Andean civilizations, review the accompanying lesson on the Chavin and Inca people. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the history of the Andean people
  • Learn of the Inca system to keep records
  • Define important characteristics of the Inca civilization
  • Learn about the Chavin civilization and Chavin de Huántar
  • Learn about the Mochina culture
  • Learn about different Inca emperors
  • Understand how Spanish exploration obliterated the Inca Empire
  • Learn of Francisco Pizarro