5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Smoke Shell
- La Venta
- a A city-state in the Valley of Mexico
- b 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.
- c The Maya built another ceremonial center at this site
- d He built the Copán Acropolis, one of the last major accomplishments of the Mayans; he married a princess from Palenque
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The development of this technology allowed better timing of planting and had important religious significance; the Maya computed this through 2012 A.D.
- 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)
- 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
- Too much of this in the population and not enough in the soil led to the decline of the Mayans
- "The material used to make balls; the Olmec were given their name from the word for ""Dwellers in the land of"" this material"
5 True/False questions
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."
glyph → A letter in a hieroglyphic alphabet
Corn → This crop was cultivated in Mesoamerica around 2700 B.C.
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."
Chichen Itza → 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