Artistic & Oral Traditions of the Maya


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Where was the center of the Maya empire located?

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1. What sort of images were featured in Maya art?

2. How many cultures in the Americas developed a full writing system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet are a convenient way to assess what you know about Mayan art, culture, and writing. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the images depicted in Mayan art and how the Mayans made books.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Location of the center of the Mayan empire
  • Types of images that can be seen in Mayan art
  • Culture(s) in the Americas that developed a full system of writing
  • How the Maya made books
  • Essential feature of a true written language

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Mayans in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mayan art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the language and art of the Mayans

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mayan language, review the corresponding lesson on Mayan Artistic and Oral Traditions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Mayan civilization
  • Explore art in Mayan culture
  • Discuss Mayan language