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5 Matching questions

  1. Yucatan
  2. Jaguar
  3. Calendar
  4. San Lorenzo
  5. Copan
  1. a The peninsula where the Maya lived.
  2. b The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
  3. c The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
  4. d The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
  5. e The Maya worshipped this predator

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
  4. "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"
  5. This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack

5 True/False questions

  1. MocheThe Maya built another ceremonial center at this site


  2. teosinteMaize was descended from this grassy plant


  3. ParacasThey mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air


  4. ballsCourtyards 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. OlmecA letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet


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