Maya Civilization Quiz

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Maya Civilization Quiz

The Maya people are made of those in Mexico and Central America and who actually were the initial inhabitants of Mexico. Among other significant things in the Maya civilization are their architectural and writing inventions. Find out more below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A __________ is a culture that has developed complex systems of government, education, and religion.
  • 2. 
    __________ was the key to the development of most civilizations.
  • 3. 
    A _________________ is an amount greater than what is needed.
  • 4. 
    They could ____________________, or spend most of their time doing one kind of job.
  • 5. 
    The Maya were an ancient civilization in what are now southern Mexico and Central America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ____________, 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

  • 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. 
    In what year did the Maya build the last of their monuments?
    • A. 

      909

    • B. 

      1001

    • C. 

      801

    • D. 

      752

  • 9. 
    Archaeologists believe that the Maya civilization began about 2,300 years ago in what is now southern Mexico and the country of ______
  • 10. 
    What did the Maya build that were 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

  • 11. 
    What was their main source of food?
    • A. 

      Bananas

    • B. 

      Apples

    • C. 

      Potatoes

    • D. 

      Corn

  • 12. 
    The Maya's invention of the idea of the number _________ helped to keep their calendar accurate.
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 13. 
    The Maya's writing system used ________ that stood for both pictures and sounds in place of written words.
  • 14. 
    Scholars believe that ______ helped cause the end of Maya civilization.
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Not enough rain

    • C. 

      War

    • D. 

      None of the above

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