5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- San Lorenzo
- a The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
- b "Known as the ""Sun Shield,"" this king ruled the city-state of Palenque for 68 years and built a palace, pyramid, and temple; he died in 683 A.D."
- c This Central American culture began around 1 A.D.; their classical period lasted from 300 to 900 A.D.; they developed astronomy, a calendar, and hieroglyphic writing; they built step-pyramids and terraced cities laid out in neat grids; they practiced human sacrifice
- d The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
- e The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The first known city builders in South America; they lived in what is today Peru; they built cities around 1000 B.C.; their culture lasted around 500 years (do not add the accent mark in your answer)
- The first known city builders in the western hemisphere; they built cities in Central America around 1200 B.C.; huge stone heads made by this culture remain today.
- The Maya worshipped this predator
- After the collapse of San Lorenzo; this site became the center of the Olmec civilization until it, and the civilization, collapsed around 400 B.C.
- He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
5 True/False questions
glyph → A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
fertility → Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
Tikal → The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
Chichen Itza → Built by the Mayans, it survived the collapse of their civilization probably because of its ties with the Toltecs; it's temple was aligned with the sun at the equinoxes
Paracas → "Known as the ""Sun Shield,"" this king ruled the city-state of Palenque for 68 years and built a palace, pyramid, and temple; he died in 683 A.D."