5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Smoke Shell
- a The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
- b He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- c Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
- d This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
- 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.
- The Maya worshipped this predator
- 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
- They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
5 True/False Questions
teosinte → Maize was descended from this grassy plant
Teotihuacan → Maize was descended from this grassy plant
Calendar → The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
Astrology → This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack
Pacal → 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