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  1. Astrology
  2. Palenque
  3. Teotihuacan
  4. balls
  5. Corn
  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 This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
  3. c This star-gazing superstition guided the Mayans in deciding which rival city-states to attack
  4. d A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
  5. e The Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "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."
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
  5. Maize was descended from this grassy plant

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. CalendarThe Maya built yet another ceremonial center at this site

          

  3. YucatanThe Maya built another ceremonial center at this site

          

  4. glyphThe 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. San LorenzoAfter the collapse of San Lorenzo; this site became the center of the Olmec civilization until it, and the civilization, collapsed around 400 B.C.