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  1. Yucatan
  2. glyph
  3. Maya
  4. Olmec
  5. teosinte
  1. a Maize was descended from this grassy plant
  2. b A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
  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 peninsula where the Maya lived.
  5. 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

  1. 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
  2. The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
  3. The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
  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. Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans

5 True/False questions

  1. San LorenzoThe site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2


  2. 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."


  3. 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


  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. TikalThe Maya built a ceremonial center at this site


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