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Yucatec Maya language: Quiz

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Question 1: The Maya were literate in ________ times, when the language was written using Maya hieroglyphs.
Indigenous Amerindian geneticsKennewick ManPre-Columbian eraPaleo-Indians

Question 2: In the Mexican states of Yucatán, northern ________ and Quintana Roo, Maya remains many speakers' first language today, with approximately 800,000 - 1.2 million speakers.
ChiapasOaxacaCampechePuebla

Question 3: These sounds are written using an ________ after the letter to distinguish them from the plain consonants (e.g., t'àan "speech" vs.
GuillemetsAt signTildeApostrophe

Question 4: Yucatec Maya is now written in the ________.
Latin alphabetPhoenician alphabetAlphabetArabic alphabet

Question 5: Yucatec-language programming is carried by the CDI's radio stations XEXPUJ-AM (Xpujil, ________), XENKA-AM (Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo) and XEPET-AM (Peto, Yucatán).
OaxacaCampecheChiapasPuebla

Question 6: "Maya speech") by its speakers, is a Mayan language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula, northern ________ and parts of Guatemala.
BarbadosThe BahamasBelizeAntigua and Barbuda

Question 7: Yucatec, like many other languages of the world (________, arguably Mandarin Chinese, Guaraní and others) does not have the grammatical category of tense.
InuktitutAleut languageGreenlandic languageInuit language

Question 8: A characteristic feature of Yucatec Maya (and all Mayan languages) is the use of ________ - /p'/, /t'/, /k'/.
Flap consonantEjective consonantStop consonantLateral consonant

Question 9: Even further back, the language is ultimately related to all other Maya languages through ________ itself.
Mayan languagesTone (linguistics)Classic Maya languageProto-Mayan

Question 10: The word "________" almost certainly derives from Yucatex Maya xoc.
Angel sharkGreat white sharkBullhead sharkShark







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