5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Smoke Shell
- La Venta
- a 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.
- b They lived on the southern coast of Peru; they made huge earthworks artworks that can only be fully seen from the air
- c He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- d 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
- e Maize was descended from this grassy plant
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
- Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
- 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 development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
5 True/False questions
glyph → A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
balls → "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."
Chavin → This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
Copan → The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
rubber → "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"