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5 Matching questions

  1. Teotihuacan
  2. Smoke Shell
  3. La Venta
  4. Copan
  5. Calendar
  1. a He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
  2. b The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
  3. c A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
  4. d The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
  5. 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

  1. "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"
  2. 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
  3. The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
  4. A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. fertilityToo much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans


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


  3. MocheTheir 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


  4. JaguarThe Maya worshipped this predator


  5. YucatanThe peninsula where the Maya lived.


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