Mayan Quiz

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The Mayans – The Facts as we know them – What do you know? Test your knowledge of this ancient civilization with this quick quiz.

(Discover more facts about the Mayans here: Mayan History – What We Know?)

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Representation of a Maya astronomer from p34 of the Madrid Codex, PD image.




True or False?

1. The Maya are native peoples of Mexico and Central America.

 True

 False

2. The Mayan civilization was at the height of its power around 2500 BC.

 True

 False

3. The Mayan civilization lasted for approximately 3000 years.

 True

 False

4. Unmarried Mayan boys would paint their faces black and lived in a communal house where they played games and learned about crafts and warfare.

 True

 False

5. All Mayan men could have multiple wives.

 True

 False

6. Divorce was unheard of and couples married for life.

 True

 False

7. The most visited Mayan ruins are located in Yucatan, Mexico.

 True

 False

8. Chichen Itza is most famous for the pyramid of Kukulan.

 True

 False

9. The Mayans used three different calendars.

 True

 False

10. Some people believed that the world was going to end in 2012 because of the Mayan Long Count Calendar.

 True

 False




Answers to the Mayan Quiz:

1. True.
2. False. the Mayan civilization was at the height of its power around 250 AD.
3. True.
4. True.
5. False. Only the noble class could have multiple wives.
6. False. Divorce was common.
7. True.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True. The Mayan Long Count Calendar began at the mythical Mayan creation date and ended on December 21st 2012.

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