SAT Subject US History Practice Question 598: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 598

39. The remains of one of the most sophisticated prehis toric native civilizations north of Mexico are pre served at Cahokia, Illinois. The people who lived at this site were called:

A. the Toltec
B. the Choctaw
C. the Mound Builders
D. the Creek Nation
E. the Anasazi

Correct Answer: C


The Mound Builders' culture developed in the Mississippi Valley of the American Southeast. Cahokia was inhabited from about 700 to 1400 C.E. At its peak, the city covered nearly six square miles and possibly 10,000 people lived there. More than 120 mounds were built there.

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