5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
- b The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
- c Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
- d Maize was descended from this grassy plant
- e 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
5 Multiple choice questions
- He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- 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)
- 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
- The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
- This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack
5 True/False questions
rubber → The Maya worshipped this predator
Copan → This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
Nazca → "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."
San Lorenzo → The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
Jaguar → They lived on the southern coast of Peru; they made huge earthworks artworks that can only be fully seen from the air