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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Altar 5 from La Venta. The inert were-jaguar baby held by the central figure is seen by some as an indication of child sacrifice. In contrast, its sides show bas-reliefs of humans holding quite lively were-jaguar babies.
  The jade Kunz Axe, first described by George Kunz in 1890. Although shaped like an axe head, with an edge along the bottom, it is unlikely that this artifact was used except in ritual settings. At a height of 11 in (28 cm), it is one of the largest jade objects ever found in Mesoamerica.[89]

Question 2: The 2002 find at the San Andrés site shows a bird, speech scrolls, and glyphs that are similar to the later ________.
Maya scriptMaya civilizationYuri KnorozovMayan languages

Question 3: [6] Many of these luxury artifacts, such as jade, obsidian and ________, came from distant locations and suggest that early Olmec elites had access to an extensive trading network in Mesoamerica.
HematiteGalenaMagnetiteChromite

Question 4: The name "Olmec" means "rubber people" in Nahuatl, the language of the ________, and was the Aztec name for the people who lived in the Gulf Lowlands in the 15th and 16th centuries, some 2000 years after the Olmec culture died out.
Inca EmpireMesoamerican chronologyAztecPre-Columbian era

Question 5: ________, in Valley of Morelos, which features Olmec-style monumental art and rock art with Olmec-style figures.
Mesoamerican chronologyMesoamericaLa VentaChalcatzingo

Question 6: While ________ are found abundantly in sites throughout the Formative Period, it is the stone monuments such as the colossal heads that are the most recognizable feature of Olmec culture.
Olmec influences on Mesoamerican culturesLa VentaWere-jaguarOlmec figurine

Question 7: Numerous natural and ceramic ________ spikes and maguey thorns, for example, have been found at Olmec sites,[47] and certain artifacts have been identified as bloodletters (see this Commons photo).
BatoideaMolluscaSharkStingray

Question 8: [84] Fields were located outside the village, and were used for maize, beans, squash, ________, sweet potato, as well as cotton.
PhilippinesRiceCassavaFood and Agriculture Organization

Question 9: Olmec religious activities were performed by a combination of rulers, full-time priests, and ________.
ReligionPolytheismShamanismMircea Eliade

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Las Limas Monument 1, considered an important realisation of Olmec mythology. The youth holds a were-jaguar infant, while four iconic supernaturals are incised on the youth's shoulders and knees.
  "The Wrestler", an Olmec era statuette, 1200 – 800 BCE.
  The major Formative Period (Pre-Classic Era) sites in present-day Mexico which show Olmec influences in the archaeological record.
  Altar 5 from La Venta. The inert were-jaguar baby held by the central figure is seen by some as an indication of child sacrifice. In contrast, its sides show bas-reliefs of humans holding quite lively were-jaguar babies.
















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