5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- La Venta
- a The Maya worshipped this predator
- b The peninsula where the Maya lived.
- c 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)
- d The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Their culture began on the northern coast of Peru around 1 A.D.; they had no written language but did build cities and irrigation canals; like the Mesopotamians they built mud-brick buildings; they built pyramids to bury their kings like the Egyptians; their pyramids include the 525' tall Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon; they had advanced crafts and metalworking; they practiced human sacrifice
- The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
- The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
- They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
- Courtyards were built for games involving these objects; it is probable that either the winners or losers of games played with these became human sacrifices; trees needed to produce this were common to Mesoamerica
5 True/False questions
Maya → 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
fertility → Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
Nazca → They lived on the southern coast of Peru; they made huge earthworks artworks that can only be fully seen from the air
Teotihuacan → Maize was descended from this grassy plant
Pacal → "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."