Ancient Mayan Civilization Trivia Questions

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Maya Civilization Quizzes & Trivia

The Maya people are commonly known for their arts, astronomical system and architecture. Some of their architectural wonders can be seen to date. Just how well do you know about the ancient Mayan civilization and their practices? Take up this fun and simple quiz to find out. Have fun exploring!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who created the the humans?
    • A. 

      Tepeu and Gucumatz

    • B. 

      Tepeu and Hunab K'U

    • C. 

      Gucumatz and Hunab K'U

    • D. 

      Goku and Hunab K'U

  • 2. 
    God of the Sky
    • A. 

      Alom

    • B. 

      Coyopa

    • C. 

      Tepeu

  • 3. 
    The ancient Maya believed that the earth was ______.
  • 4. 
    The type of people that were sacrifice for rituals are 
    • A. 

      Prisoners

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Orphans

    • D. 

      Illegitimate children

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    _____ were in control of education and rituals.
  • 6. 
    Mayan priests could marry 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Priests's son could not succeed their father. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Maya believed that when you died you entered the underworld through a cave.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Mayan believed that the universe was divided into 13 layers and each layers had its own god. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Mayan civilization went into decline around 900 AD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The first contact between European and the Maya is mentioned in the journal of ________ during his fourth voyage to the Americas in 1502. 
  • 12. 
    The Mayan world consisted of many ______ that shared language, religion and customs. 
  • 13. 
    The first race of men was made from 
    • A. 

      White corn

    • B. 

      Wet clay

    • C. 

      Monkey

  • 14. 
    The corn beings were made too well that Tepeu and Gucumatz 
    • A. 

      Destroy them

    • B. 

      Added more knowledge to them

    • C. 

      Removed some of their vision to only see things close to them

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