The Olmec: Civilization & Culture


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So, the Olmecs disappeared because of a war?

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1. Which statement correctly analyzes the Olmec people?

2. Why were San Lorenzo and La Venta important cities in Olmec history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of the Olmec with this quiz and worksheet. You will be tested on achievements of the Olmec, where they were located, and the location of Mesoamerica.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Bring to mind where the Olmec lived
  • Remember why La Venta and San Lorenzo were significant to the Olmec
  • Recall accomplishments of the Olmec
  • Call to mind where Mesoamerica is located
  • Remember what the Olmec realized the land surrounding them was suitable for

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding where the Olmec lived and understand why that location was ideal for them
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Olmec
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about achievements of the Olmec

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Olmec civilization, read over the associated lesson called The Olmec: Civilization & Culture. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify where the early Olmec lived
  • Discover how the Olmec used the land around them
  • Learn about key cities in Olmec society
  • Examine the religion of the Olmec
  • Become familiar with inventions and art of the Olmec