Game Show! The Mayans

Host: Jenna! (Hr. 7 SS)

Question 1: (Category, Development of Civilization)

Which group did the Mayans build their civilization off of?

a. Aztecs

b. Earlier Mayans

c. Olmecs

d. Incas

Question 2: (Category, Development of Civilization)

What were the Three Periods of Mayan Civilization?

a. 1, 2, 3

b. Classic, Medieval, Renaissance

c. Beginning, Middle, End

d. Pre-Classic, Classic, Post-Classic

Question 3: (Category, Class Structure)

What was the order of Class Structure?

a. King, Assistant, People who sell, Peasants

b. Ruler, Nobles/Priests, Merchants and Artisans, Peasants, Slaves

c. Ruler, Townspeople

d. Feudalism System

Question 4: (Category, Class Structure)

What did the Class Structure represent?

a. Social Pyramid

b. Trying to start a civilization

c. Layers

d. Copying Aztecs/Incas

Question 5: (Category, Family Life)

What gender had more duties at the household?

a. Woman

b. Men

Question 6: (Category, Family Life)

Which of the following was NOT a special occasion?

a. Coming-of-age Ceremony

b. The number 4 for Mayan men

c. Marriage

d. The number 115 for Mayan women

Question 7: (Category, Religious Beliefs and Practices)

What did the Maya's Gods symbolize?

a. The Calendar

b. Different forces or objects in nature

c. The Mayan's hearts

d. Pok-a-tok

Question 8: (Category, Religious Beliefs and Practices)

What is NOT true about the Sacred Calendar?

a. Is was called the tzolkin or Sacred Round

b. 260 days

c. Based on the Solar (sun) year

d. Only priests could read the hidden meanings of this calendar.

Question 9: (Category, Agricultural Techniques)

What was NOT a challenge from farming?

a. Growing enough food to feed the population

b. Poor soil

c. Not having enough environments

d. Dense forests and little surface water

Question 10: (Category, Agricultural Techniques)

True or False: It is a mystery why the Classic Mayan civilization collapsed.

a. True

b. False

ANSWERS

#1. Olmecs (C)

#2. Pre-Classic, Classic, Post-Classic (D)

#3. Ruler, Nobles/Priests, Merchants and Artisans, Peasants, Slaves (B)

#4. Social Pyramid (A)

#5. Woman (A)

#6. The number 115 for Mayan women (D)

#7. Different forces or objects in nature (B)

#8. Based on the Solar (sun) year (C)

#9. Not having enough environments (C)

#10. True (A)

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