Aztec Human Sacrifice Trivia Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the Aztec’s religious sacrificial practice with this trivia quiz.

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Human Sacrifice. Kodeks Tudela




True or False?

1. Aztecs never sacrificed their own people.

 True

 False

 

2. Aztecs’ god, Tlaloc, called for the sacrifice of children.

 True

 False

 

3. For the Aztecs and their gods, only humans could be offered.

 True

 False

 

4. Aztecs believed that the world would end unless they kept their gods pleased with their offerings.

 True

 False

 

5. Beating hearts were offered to the Aztecs’ main god.

 True

 False

 

6. Sometimes, the Aztec’s human sacrifices were burned alive.

 True

 False

 

7. French missionaries helped the conversion of Aztecs to Christianity.

 True

 False

 

8. Tezcatlipoca, the god of the night, only used his power for good so the Aztecs never had to sacrifice a human for him.

 True

 False

 

9. In one ceremony, Aztec priests would open a sacrificial victim’s chest, tear out the heart and hold it up to the sun to offer to a god.

 True

 False

 

10. It is estimated about 20,000 people were sacrificed by the Aztecs every year.

 True

 False




Answers to Aztec Human Sacrifice Trivia:

1. False. Aztecs selected human sacrifice victims from their people.
2. True.
3. False. They could also offer snakes, birds, and flowers.
4. True.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. It was the Spanish missionaries who guided the Aztecs in understanding and embracing Christianity.
8. False. Tezcatlipoca was a dangerous god who used his power to cause floods and illnesses. Tezcatlipoca demanded human sacrifice.
9. True.
10. True.

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