The Ancient Maya History Quiz!

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 167

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Questions following the in-class movie.


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