The Ancient Maya History Quiz!

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Are you familiar with Ancient Maya history? The history of the Maya civilization is apportioned into three separate parts: Preclassical, Classic, and Postclassic periods. They were preceded by the Archaic Period, during which the first settled villages and early improvements in agriculture were discovered. The Maya civilization was found in all the territory that included southeastern Mexico and northern Central America. Take this quiz, and your high score will go down in history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Maya wrote almanacs that calculated the movements of the night sky and predicted eclipses. These almanacs were called:
    • A. 

      Encyclopedias

    • B. 

      Codices

    • C. 

      Dictionaries

    • D. 

      Memoirs

  • 2. 
    The Maya wrote almanacs that calculated the movements of the night sky and predicted eclipses. These almanacs were called:
    • A. 

      The object was to keep a heavy rubber ball in motion without using hands or feet.

    • B. 

      The object was to keep a heavy rubber ball in motion using only hands.

    • C. 

      The object was to keep a heavy rubber ball in motion using only feet.

    • D. 

      The object was to toss a heavy rubber ball through a hoop

  • 3. 
    Where did the Maya bury ordinary people, like family members?
    • A. 

      The Maya buried ordinary people in tombs.

    • B. 

      The Maya buried ordinary people in the church cemetery.

    • C. 

      The Maya buried ordinary people in the yard.

    • D. 

      The Maya buried ordinary people under the floors of their homes.

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the temple found in Copan that was so important it was kept intact and completely surrounded by a new structure?
    • A. 

      Tikal

    • B. 

      Rosalila

    • C. 

      Caracol

    • D. 

      Chichen Itza

  • 5. 
    Which century saw the beginning of the collapse of the classic Maya civilization in the south?
    • A. 

      4th century

    • B. 

      5th century

    • C. 

      8th century

    • D. 

      20th century

  • 6. 
    The Maya are an indigenous people of:
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      France

  • 7. 
    This is not the Maya calendar: (Choose two)
    • A. 

      The Haab

    • B. 

       Panchanga

    • C. 

      The Tzolkin

    • D. 

      Sumerian calendar

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