5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- La Venta
- San Lorenzo
- a The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
- b 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
- 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.
- d They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
- e The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site
5 Multiple choice questions
- This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack
- 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
- The peninsula where the Maya lived.
- He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- 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
Nazca → 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
Tikal → "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."
teosinte → The Maya built a ceremonial center at this site
Teotihuacan → Maize was descended from this grassy plant
Chavin → The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site