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5 Matching questions

  1. fertility
  2. Calendar
  3. balls
  4. Teotihuacan
  5. teosinte
  1. a A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
  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 Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
  4. d Maize was descended from this grassy plant
  5. 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

  1. He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
  5. This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack

5 True/False questions

  1. rubberThe Maya worshipped this predator


  2. CopanThis crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.


  3. 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."


  4. San LorenzoThe site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2


  5. JaguarThey lived on the southern coast of Peru; they made huge earthworks artworks that can only be fully seen from the air