Early Civilizations of the Andes


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Which of the following was an initial disadvantage of settlement in the Andes?

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1. Which culture first used religion to unite much of the Andean region?

2. What is the name of the weather event that caused harm to the Nazca and Moche cultures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite its rough terrain, the Andes region in South America has been home to human civilizations going back thousands of years. These assessments will test you on some basic information on Andean civilizations. The quiz questions will test you on things such as specific Andean cultures and Andean agriculture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Disadvantages of settling in the Andes
  • Important early Andean cultures
  • The effect of weather on Andean cultures
  • The advantages of potatoes as a crop
  • Animals used in Andean cultures

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on specific early Andean civilizations and their cultures
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how the potato was beneficial to Andean people in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Andean civilizations, cultures, Andean terrain, and animal life

Additional Learning

To learn more about Andean civilizations, review the corresponding lesson called Early Civilizations of the Andes. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The environment of the Andes
  • Agriculture and livestock
  • Culture and religion
  • Federation of cultures