Reading and answers the question:
The mighty, warlike Aztec nation felt that its existence depended1. Why did the Aztecs offer human sacrifices?
upon human sacrifices. The sun would not shine, the crops would not
grow, and wars would not be won if the gods were not appeased. As
brutal as the ceremonies were, the victims (usually taken from among
5 captives from battles) accepted their fate passively, having been
previously indoctrinated and heavily sedated.
2. Before the sacrifices, the victims were
3. In what manner did the victims accept their destiny?