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Maya Civilization

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Sophisticated architects, mathematicians, astronomers, the Mayans were creators of one of the most fascinating and mysterious civilizations ever known. The impressive remains of their culture evidence advanced knowledge, complex social order, and awe-inspiring religion.

Question 1:


Geographically, Mayan cities were mainly situated in which of these locations?
The West coast of North America
The central parts of South America
Southeast Asia
Central America

Question 2:


In Mesoamerican chronology, this period of time is dubbed "Classic Era," and marks the peak of the cities of the Maya southern lowlands.
800 BC -100 BC
500 BC - 200 AD
50 AD - 600 AD
300 AD - 900 AD

Question 3:


Classic Maya kings carried this title, meaning "supreme and sacred ruler."
Ahu hai
K'ul ahu
K’ul ahau
Ahau hai

Question 4:


Ixtab, wife of Chamer was the Maya goddess of this, regarded as an honor by the Mayan people.
Torture
Suicide
Birth
Death

Question 5:


Maya ritual ceremonies were particularly noted for which one of these reasons?
Long duration
Impressive dance performances
Cruel sacrifices
Colorful body painting

Question 6:


Which of these is the most recognizable feature of Maya architecture?
Round windows of ceremonial premises
Hemisphere monuments
Round temples
Giant stepped pyramids

Question 7:


The Mayan language is still alive and spoken by about 300,000 people.
False
True

Question 8:


Mayas used a special kind of shorthand for easier counting, which consisted of these three main symbols.
Empty circle, filled circle and dot
Triangle, circle and square
Ellipse, circle and triangle
Ellipse, dot and bar

Question 9:


Due to the lack of natural resources, the Mayans were not familiar with this material, which helped in the advancement of many other civilizations.
Clay
Iron
Wood
Copper

Question 10:


In the 4th century, the Mayas were among the first civilizations to use what in their counting system?
Decimal point
The number zero
Substraction
Fractions

 


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