Maya Class System and Structure


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Where did the Maya live?

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1. The ruling class of Maya societies were the only people in all of the Americas to hold what privilege?

2. Who was directly below the king in the Maya social system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet, you have to know about the different people who were at each level in the Maya social system. You must also know the characteristics of the different groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Tested information includes:

  • Privilege held solely by the ruling class of Maya societies
  • Characteristics of Maya commoners
  • Slaveowners in Maya society

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the Maya lived
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on class in Maya society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the individuals who were below the king in Maya social society

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Maya by completing the lesson titled Mayan Class System and Structure. Objectives covered include:

  • Review the comparison of Maya society to a pyramid
  • View Maya art
  • Define social mobility