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5 Matching questions

  1. Calendar
  2. San Lorenzo
  3. Palenque
  4. Maya
  5. Pacal
  1. a The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
  2. 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."
  3. 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
  4. d The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
  5. 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

  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. The Maya worshipped this predator
  4. 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. He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque

5 True/False questions

  1. glyphA letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet

          

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

          

  3. TikalThe Maya built a ceremonial center at this site

          

  4. Chichen ItzaBuilt 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. 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."

          

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