Bing Homepage Quiz Answers (6/24/2022): 24 June 2022
1: What civilization was based in the Yucatán Peninsula?
The Maya occupied not only the Yucatán, but also modern Guatemala and Belize, as well as the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. The history of the Maya goes back thousands of years. While the Maya civilization began to collapse with the Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica in the 16th century, elements of Maya culture persist in modern Mexico, especially through cuisine, textiles, and language.
The correct answer is Maya.
2: What is the topography of the Yucatán Peninsula?
B Mountainous in the middle
C Mostly flat with a few hills
The peninsula is dry, but not desert, in part due to the vast reservoir of water beneath the surface exposed in cenotes like this one. Because cenotes were a vital source of fresh water to the Maya, they located many of their settlements near them.
The correct answer is Mostly flat with a few hills.
3: What is the most famous historical landmark in the Yucatán?
A Monte Alban
B Chichen Itza
C Pyramid of Giza
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and dominated political, economic, and cultural life in the region. It was likely to have been considered one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, that the Maya believed was their place of origin and where they received their languages and their gods.
The correct answer is Chichen Itza.