Mayan History, Achievements & Facts


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Where was the Mayan civilization located?

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1. How were the Mayans different from the Aztecs or Incans?

2. When was the Mayan Classic Period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A few years ago, everyone was talking about the Mayans. This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your knowledge of the Mayan civilization, as well as their contributions to art and architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Location of the Mayan empire
  • How the Mayans differed from their contemporaries
  • Contributions and achievements of the Mayans
  • Era of the Mayan Classical period

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Mayan history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the civilization's history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history and achievements of the Mayan empire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ancient Mayans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this early civilization, review the accompanying lesson on Mayan History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the era and location of the Mayan empire
  • Know the contributions the Mayans made to art, architecture, math, and astronomy
  • Understand the events that led to the fall of the empire