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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. balls
  2. Calendar
  3. Teotihuacan
  4. Tikal
  5. La Venta
  1. a The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
  2. b 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
  3. c 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.
  4. d The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
  5. e A city-state in the Valley of Mexico

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"
  2. 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
  3. Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
  4. "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."
  5. The Maya worshipped this predator

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

  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. NazcaThis 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. glyphA letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet

          

  5. Smoke ShellHe built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque