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The ……………………….…… are called the “mother civilization” of the Mesoamerican civilizations.
a) The Maya b) The Olmecs c) The Incas d) The Aztecs
In the center of Tikal, there were …..……………………….. large temples made of huge stones.
a) 4 b) 6 c) 2 d) 8
In mathematics, the Olmecs developed a ……………………………………..
a) calendar b) counting System c) picture writing d) Codex
…………………..…..………………….. is a game that Olmecs used to play with a rubber ball.
a) Tennis b) Football c) Ceremonial ball game d) Handball
Game balls in the Olmec civilization were made of …..…………………….
a) plastic b) rubber c) metal d) cotton
Olmecs used a form of …..……………….…………..… to record dates and events and to tell stories.
a) picture writing b) letters c) symbols d) English alphabetical letters
………………………….…………...………….. is a method used by the Mayans to clear land for farming.
a) Burning the trees b) Slash and burn method c) River flooding d) All of them
The Maya improved the Olmec number system by adding a symbol for ………………….……
a) zero b) a symbol for zero c) a hundred d) a symbol for a hundred
……………………………… was an important city in the Maya civilization.
a) San Lorenzo b) Tikal c) Mesoamerica d) Los Angeles
The Olmec and the Mayas lived in …………………………………….
a) North America b) South America c) Mesoamerica d) United States of America
Olmec people lived in villages of small houses made of ……………..………… and …………..…………
a) reeds and grass b) mud and wood c) bricks and cement d) All of them
The Olmecs depended on the ……………………………………………………..….. to water their crops.
a) rain b) seasonal river flooding c) wells d) All of them
In astronomy, the Olmecs developed a ……………………………………..
a) calendar b) counting System c) Codex d) a form of picture writing
The Olmecs made many carvings and artworks, both large and small, for ……………………………...
a) decoration b) religous purposes c) daily uses d) All of them
The players hit the ball with their ………………….
a) feet b) hands c) hips d) heads
The Maya borrowed many culture traits from the ……………………………… civilization.
a) The Olmecs b) The Incas c) The Aztecs d) The Indus
Mayas writing consisted of a kind of hieroglyphics called ……………………………...
a) Codex b) Glyphs c) tumplines d) figs
The Mayas made the codex from the .....................................
a) leaves of strawberry trees b) roots of apple trees c) bark of orange trees d) bark of wild fig trees
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