5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Smoke Shell
- San Lorenzo
- a The peninsula where the Maya lived.
- b "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."
- c The site of a major ceremonial complex for the culture in #2
- d He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- e The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
5 Multiple choice questions
- They mummified their dead and made art that could only be fully seen from the air
- 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
- 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.
- Maize was descended from this grassy plant
- 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
5 True/False questions
Palenque → The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
Corn → The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
Teotihuacan → A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
Chavin → This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
Jaguar → The Maya worshipped this predator