Incan Army: History & Practices


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What was considered to be a key role of the Inca army?

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1. What was the purpose of the Huarachicuy Festival?

2. Which of the following demonstrates the high social status of soldiers in the Inca army?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the 15th century, the population of the Incan Empire grew to 12 million and spread along much of the western coast of South America, thanks in large part to the professional and highly organized Incan army. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the structure and strategies of the Incan army and how they maintained their empire until they were conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The different roles of the Incan army
  • The social status of Incan soldiers
  • The ethnic makeup of the Incan army
  • The way soldiers rose in the ranks of the Incan army
  • The terms of surrender offered by the Incan army

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowldge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the structure and practices of the Incan army
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms such as Apusquispay and Huarachicuy Festival
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Incan army to examine how other aspects of Incan culture fostered military success
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of the Incan army's multi-ethnic makeup and its system of rewards to examine its military success in a new light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Incan army. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the Incan army's different types of military campaigns
  • Know the Incan army's strategy for assimilation of conquered territory
  • Know the weapons and battle strategies used by the Incan army
  • Understand the social structure of the Incan army
  • Understand how the Incas differentiated ranks in the army