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5 Matching questions

  1. Calendar
  2. glyph
  3. Moche
  4. balls
  5. Olmec
  1. a 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
  2. b The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
  3. c 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
  4. d 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. e A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
  2. "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. The Maya worshipped this predator
  4. The peninsula where the Maya lived.
  5. The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2

5 True/False questions

  1. La VentaThe development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.

          

  2. MayaThis 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

          

  3. fertilityMaize was descended from this grassy plant

          

  4. teosinteMaize was descended from this grassy plant

          

  5. AstrologyThe 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.