The Religions of Meso-America


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Where were ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures located?

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1. Why did the Mayans study the behavior of celestial objects?

2. How did Mayan rulers justify their right to wage wars and claim territory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple-choice questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo will cover facts and characteristics related to Meso-American religions. Some topics you'll see on the quiz include the Popul Vuh and the meaning of anthropomorphic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will quiz you on the following material:

  • Geographic region of ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures
  • Belief of unseen spirits in nature
  • The Popol Vuh
  • Definition of anthropomorphic
  • Characteristics of the Aztec religion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Meso-American religions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as anthropomorphic and Popul Vuh
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of Aztec and Mayan religions

Additional Learning

View our lesson called The Religions of Meso-America to discover more details about the Aztec and Mayan peoples. The lesson can help you to:

  • Know the geographic region of Meso-America
  • Identify the Mayan Sky Wanderers
  • Understand the role and importance of the Popol Vuh
  • Recognize the characteristics of Aztec deities
  • Understand the importance of the calendar in the Aztec religion