Excavation Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Philip hoarse?
(a) He had been yelling.
(b) All of these.
(c) He couldn't scream loud enough in the mountains.
(d) He had been coming down with a cold.

2. What had Denal brought that no one else had thought to bring?
(a) Both of these.
(b) A walkie talkie.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) A flashlight.

3. What is the Sun Plaza?
(a) The tip of a Moche pyramid.
(b) The final resting place of Aphrodite.
(c) The sacrificial altar of the Incas.
(d) All of these.

4. What was the state of Henry's room?
(a) There was evidence that he only slept there.
(b) All of these.
(c) It had been ransacked.
(d) It was a disaster.

5. What did Joan suggest to Henry regarding their findings?
(a) That they head to Peru immediately.
(b) That they discuss them over lunch.
(c) That they discuss them over breakfast.
(d) That they discuss them over dinner.

6. Who was chasing him?
(a) Hunters.
(b) The Spanish Inquisition.
(c) Inca hunters.
(d) Incas.

7. Who opened the door?
(a) Gil.
(b) All of these.
(c) Juan.
(d) Miguel.

8. What will make Uncle Henry happy?
(a) That they were unlocking the mysteries of the Moche.
(b) All of these.
(c) The fact that they are proving the pyramid was Moche.
(d) That they were finding a way out.

9. At what temperature does the amalgam melt?
(a) Ninety-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
(b) Seventy five degrees Fahrenheit.
(c) Three hundred, fifty degrees Fahrenheit.
(d) One hundred degrees Fahrenheit.

10. How far does the carbon dating on the ruins precede the Incas?
(a) One hundred and fifty years.
(b) Two hundred and fifty years.
(c) Two hundred years.
(d) Three hundred years.

11. Who or what were the Moche?
(a) A kind of liquid metal similar in consistency to mercury.
(b) A strong yet resilient liquid.
(c) A tribe that existed many centuries before the Incas.
(d) None of these.

12. What does the metal react with?
(a) Magnetism.
(b) X rays.
(c) All of these.
(d) Electricity.

13. What did it turn out, the friar was a part of?
(a) The Pope's council.
(b) The teachers of the Faith.
(c) All of these.
(d) The Spanish Inquisition.

14. Why wouldn't Denal stay and wait for the people to find the way?
(a) He didn't want to be shamed in front of Maggie.
(b) His mother had told him to be brave before she died.
(c) He wanted to help get free.
(d) All of these.

15. What does the silver represent?
(a) The tears of the moon.
(b) All of these.
(c) The God's water.
(d) The sweat of the sun.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Maggie notice about Sam?

2. How much of the amalgamate filled the beaker?

3. What did the monk steal from his pursuers?

4. What dessert had Henry and Joan shared?

5. Why had the monk come?

(see the answer keys)

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