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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did Hancock view the lack of a site plan in Chapter 36?
(a) As evidence that the Egyptians were not an advanced culture.
(b) As an anomaly.
(c) As symbolic.
(d) As evidence of another culture's influence.
2. How much does the Great Pyramid weigh?
(a) 6 thousand pounds.
(b) 6 million tons.
(c) 6 million pounds.
(d) 6 thousand tons.
3. What did Hancock discover about the Great Pyramid's lengths and corner angles?
(a) They are too worn out to be measured.
(b) They are unusually accurate.
(c) They are surprisingly inaccurate.
(d) They were obviously slapped together quickly.
4. What is a third element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
(a) The need to mobilize resources to rebuild ancient civilizations.
(b) The need to mobilize resources to preserve a remnant for ancestry.
(c) The need to protect future generations from knowledge of the past.
(d) The need to bulldoze modern structures so only old ones remain.
5. How is the Egyptians' knowledge protected, according to Chapter 42?
(a) Coding in sacred texts.
(b) A lack of sacred texts.
(c) A lack of mythology.
(d) Coding in metaphors and allegories.
6. How many years does it take for the sun to shift 60 degrees?
7. What is remarkable about the use of pi in ancient Egypt?
(a) It was thought to be discovered later by the Greeks.
(b) It was thought to be discovered later by the Altruscans.
(c) It was thought to be discovered later by the Phoenicians.
(d) It was thought to be discovered later by the Romans.
8. How many miles per hour does the Earth revolve around the sun?
9. How are the stars Sirius A and B related?
(a) They line up with other stars.
(b) B circles A.
(c) They form a circle with other stars.
(d) A circles B.
10. How many years does it take for the axis angle to make a full cycle oscillation across the range?
11. What did Hancock wonder about the Great Pyramid in Chapter 37?
(a) Why the builders used such precision on a tomb.
(b) Why the builders used such imprecision on a tomb.
(c) Why the pyramid was not used to bury a pharaoh.
(d) Why the pharaoh was buried in a pyramid.
12. What effect forces the Earth's axis to wobble slowly clockwise while it spins counter-clockwise?
13. What was the large Antarctic landmass supporting in Chapter 51?
(c) An ancient civilization.
14. What is a fourth element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
(a) The need to build enclosures to protect surviving structures.
(b) The need to identify specific individuals who should be protected from harm.
(c) The need to build enclosures to protect survivors and surviving information.
(d) The need to build better computers to protect surviving information.
15. What did Hancock propose in Chapter 52?
(a) Specific messages to be sent to other planets.
(b) Encoded messages to future generations.
(c) Specific messages to future generations.
(d) Protecting future generations from knowledge of the past.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 30, what metaphorical image is an allegory in myths world-wide?
2. What did Hipparchus discover?
3. How high is the entry to the Great Pyramid?
4. Who were Palermo Stone and Turin Papyrus?
5. What did Hancock assume to be the "missing piece" in Chapter 50?
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