The Meso-American Religious Rites of Passage

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Why were Mayan children sometimes named after the day on which they were born?

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1. Why did many of the Mayan and Aztec rites of passage seem to overlap?

2. What did the Descent of the Gods ceremony celebrate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the religious rites of passage of Meso-Americans. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include traditional marriage customs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Geographic region of the Mayan and Aztec civilization
  • Celebration of a Mayan's start of puberty
  • Dowries in Meso-American culture
  • Warrior traditions of the Aztecs

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 Meso-American religious rites of passage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of Meso-American civilization
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dowry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the marriage customs of Meso-Americans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Meso-American Religious Rites of Passage. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs
  • Understand the Mayan birth and puberty rites of passage
  • Recognize the Aztec customs surrounding manhood and marriage
  • Know the death rites of the Mayans
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