5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack
- b Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
- c The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
- d "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"
- e Maize was descended from this grassy plant
5 Multiple choice questions
- The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
- 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
- The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
- The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
- 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 True/False questions
Olmec → 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
Moche → 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.
Pacal → "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."
Chichen Itza → 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.
Jaguar → "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."