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C-6 Quiz 1. Ritual bloodletting was crucial to Maya rituals because A. It pleased their god Indra B. The flow of blood terrified their enemies C. It was associated with rain and agriculture D. They had copied the technique from the earlier Aztecs E. Blood was considered a taboo 2. The staple food of Mesoamerica was A. Squash B. Beans C. Fish D. Maize E. Potato 3. Agriculture had spread through Mesoamerica by A. 30,000 B.C.E B. 20,000 B.C.E C. 10,000 B.C.E D. 2000 B.C.E E. 500 C.E 4. The first society of Mesoamerica, which founded traditions followed by all later societies, was the A. Maya B. Olmec C. Teotihuacan D. Mochica E. Aztec 5. The term Olmec means A. The "lords." B. The "masters of the middle earth." C. The "rubber people." D. The "wanderers." E. The "noble people."
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6. The first ceremonial center of the Olmecs was A. San Lorenzo B. La Venta C. Teotihuacan D. Kaminaljuyu E. Tikal 7. The Olmec common people A. Labored regularly on behalf of the Olmec elite B. Were exclusively the subject of human sacrifice C. Lived alongside the elite in the major ceremonial centers D. Lived a much more privileged life than their European counterparts did E. Enjoyed a basic democracy 8. The most characteristic artistic creations of the Olmecs were A. Pyramids B. Elaborate murals C. Temples D. Ziggurats covered with a limestone finish E. Colossal human heads sculpted from basalt 9. The Olmec ceremonial centers of San Lorenzo and La Venta were destroyed by A. Earthquakes B. The Maya C. The Teotihuacan D. The Olmecs themselves E. Volcanic eruptions that trapped the survivors and left distinctive archaeological records 10. The Olmecs traded extensively in all of the following items except A. Horses B. Jade C. Obsidian D. Small works of art E. Animal skins
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11. All Mesoamerican societies used calendars derived ultimately from the A. Maya B. Mochica C. Olmecs D. Aztecs E. Incas 12. The first ceremonial center of the Maya was A. Tikal B. San Lorenzo C. Mochica D. Kaminaljuyu E. Tres Zapotes 13. The most important political center of the Mayan realm at its height was A. Kaminaljuyu B. Teotihuacan C. Tikal D. Chavin E. San Lorenzo 14. Which of the following devices did the ancient Maya build in order to trap silt carried by the numerous rivers passing through the Mesoamerican lowlands? A. Dams B. Massive irrigation projects C. Terraces D. Primitive water purification filters E. Moats 15. In the ninth century C.E., a loose Maya empire was constructed by the state of A. Tikal B. Kaminaljuyu C. Chavin D. Teotihuacan E. Chichén Itźa
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16. Which of the following mathematical concepts, essential for positional notation and the manipulation of large numbers, was invented by Mayan mathematicians? A. Infinity
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