Maya Civilization - Government
1. What was the main division of government in the Maya civilization?
2. Who was the leader of Maya city-state?
e. There wasn't a main ruler
3. True or False: The Maya priests had little real power or influence over the government leaders.
4. Who did the Maya believe gave the king the right to rule?
a. The people
b. The nobles
c. The gods
d. The army
e. The artisans
5. True or False: The Maya had strict laws and death was a common punishment.
6. Which of the following was not a punishment under the Maya law?
e. Shaved head
7. Who usually became the new king when a king died?
a. The richest of the nobles
b. The oldest son
c. The king's brother
d. The people elected a new king
e. The nobles fought for the right to become king
8. True or False: Maya nobles were immune from the law and could do whatever they wanted without fear of punishment.
9. What would happen if a crime was determined to be an accident?
a. The punishment was increased
b. The punishment stayed the same
c. The punishment was reduced
10. What would happen when the king appeared in public?
a. He would discuss issues with the commoners
b. He would eat dinner with the commoners and play with their children
c. His face would be covered so the commoners could not see him
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
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