Maya Civilization Quiz

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Do you know about the Maya civilization? Take this Maya Civilization quiz to test your knowledge. The Maya people are made of those in Mexico and Central America who actually were Mexico's initial inhabitants. Among other significant things in the Maya civilization are their architectural and writing inventions. Look at the questions, and pick the correct answers. All the best for a perfect score on this quiz. If you find the quiz informative and helpful, share it with others also.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________ was the key to the development of most civilizations.
  • 2. 
    The Maya's writing system used [Blank]_ which stood for both pictures and sounds in place of written words.
  • 3. 
    A _________________ is an amount greater than what is needed.
  • 4. 
    Scholars believe that ______ helped cause the end of the Maya civilization.
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Not enough rain

    • C. 

      War

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    They could ____________________, or spend most of their time doing one kind of job.
  • 6. 
    The Maya were an ancient civilization in what is now southern Mexico and Central America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    ____________ have studied monuments that the Maya have left behind in their cities. They are scientists who look for and study evidence from long ago.
    • A. 

      Artist

    • B. 

      Chemist

    • C. 

      Biologist

    • D. 

      Archaeologist

  • 8. 
    A __________ is a culture that has developed complex systems of government, education, and religion.
  • 9. 
    In what year did the Maya build the last of their monuments?
    • A. 

      909

    • B. 

      1001

    • C. 

      801

    • D. 

      752

  • 10. 
    ____________, one of the oldest Maya cities, was built about 1,800 years ago. It had a population of about 50,000.
    • A. 

      Copan

    • B. 

      Tikal

    • C. 

      Palenque

    • D. 

      Bonampak

  • 11. 
    What did the Maya build that was hundreds of feet tall, and they were one of the first in the Western Hemisphere to do so?
    • A. 

      Bridges

    • B. 

      Stone temples

    • C. 

      Wooden boats

    • D. 

      Cars

  • 12. 
    Archaeologists believe that the Maya civilization began about 2,300 years ago in what is now southern Mexico and the country of ______
  • 13. 
    What was their main source of food?
    • A. 

      Bananas

    • B. 

      Apples

    • C. 

      Potatoes

    • D. 

      Corn

  • 14. 
    The Maya's invention of the idea of the number _________ helped to keep their calendar accurate.
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 15. 
    Mayan astronomers built structures to view the stars.
    • A. 

      Walls

    • B. 

      Observatories

    • C. 

      Roads

    • D. 

      Ball-courts

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