Explanation: The question asks about a common practice of Mesoamerican and Andean civilizations to express religiosity. Eliminate answer choices that are unfamiliar to you about the religious practices of these civilizations. Choice (A) discusses state-sponsored religious literature, which was more of a tenet of Old World civilizations, so eliminate it. Choice (B) discusses sacrifices, which were indeed widely practiced by Andean and Mesoamerican civilizations, so keep it. Choice (C) discusses record keeping, which is the purpose of the quipu in the image, and not primarily a device used for religious expression, so eliminate (C). Choice (D) discusses the sponsorship of astronomical research, which is a notable scientific achievement of the ancient Mayans but not a focus of all Mesoamerican and Andean civilizations, nor done primarily out of expressing religious authority. Therefore, you can eliminate (D) and choose (B).