Maya Or Myth? Take This Quiz And Find Out

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Myth Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know anything about the Mayans? Take this quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Maya believed people were created from maize.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    People living in different Mayan cities all spoke the same language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Mayan civilization extended from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to Panama.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Maya used wooden boards to elongate infants' heads.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Maya used looms to weave their own clothing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Maya put gold fillings in their teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Cacao beans were used to make jewelry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Maya believed the number 13 was very unlucky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Maya sutured wounds with human hair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The first Maya settlements are about 1,000 years old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Maya built stone columns called stelae to ward off evil spirits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In some parts of the Maya civilization, a sacred cenote was a sinkhole used for sacrifices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Maya deposited the bones of hunted animals in sacred caves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The ancient Maya practiced bloodletting because they thought it cleansed their bodies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Players in the Maya ball game couldn't touch the ball with their hands or feet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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