The Story of the Aztecs


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The Early Aztecs - You will need to click on the pictures to find the information.
1. Where did the Aztecs come from?
2. Who was their chief?
3. Why did they build their city in the middle of the swamp?
4. Who was the first Emperor of the Aztecs?
5. How did the Aztecs thank their god for helping them find a place to settle?

The Aztec Gods
6. What was the name of the main god of the Aztecs?
7. Who did Tezcatlipoca protect?

Quetzalcoatl
8. What does his name mean?
9. What was Quetzacoatl a symbol of?
10. What did Quetzacoatl look like?

Tlaloc
11. What was Tlaloc the god of?
12. Why was Tlaloc greatly feared?

Huitzilopochtli
13. What does his name mean?
14. Why did the Aztec sacrifice people?

Tenochtitlan
15. What is the symbol of Tenochtitlan?

The Templo Mayor

16. In what ways was the BALLGAME different than Soccer?

Everyday life
17. What were Chinampas?
18. What was a Chinampa held together by? (2 answers)
19. How did the Aztecs make their clothes?
20. What was burned in the house of a person who was sick?
21. What would the Aztecs do if a person has a sore spot on their body?
22. What kind of meat did the Aztecs eat?

Looking at some archaeological evidence
23. How many days was the Aztec solar calendar?
24. How much did the sun god calendar weigh?


Written Evidence
25. What kind of writing did the Aztecs have?

26. How did Cortes defeat the Aztecs
27. What disease did many Aztec die from?