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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is surprising about the granite used to sculpt the Second Pyramid?
(a) There is no evidence the necessary drilling tools existed.
(b) The type of granite was not found anywhere else.
(c) The sculptures appear primitive for that time period.
(d) There is no evidence that the granite could be moved there.
2. How high is the entry to the Great Pyramid?
(a) 3 feet 6 inches.
(b) 36 meters.
(c) 36 feet.
(d) 36 yards.
3. What is a second element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
(a) The near-total impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(b) The future impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(c) The lack of impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(d) The partial impact of cataclysm on civilization.
4. How many years does it take for the sun to shift 60 degrees?
5. What effect forces the Earth's axis to wobble slowly clockwise while it spins counter-clockwise?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the Earth's orbit plane extended outward called?
2. What is surprising about the limestone megaliths found in the Great Sphinx?
3. What did the Ancient Egyptians understand well, according to Chapter 42?
4. When was the last Ice Age meltdown, according to Chapter 50?
5. In Chapter 36, what did Hancock explore?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
2. What did the ancient Egyptians mean when they believed the Sphinx guarded the "Splendid Place at the Beginning of All Time"?
3. Why did specialists misinterpret or ignore Bauval's discovery as evidence of an ancient civilization?
4. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
5. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
6. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
7. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
8. What two aspects of the Great Pyramid remain a mystery?
9. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
10. Why did Hancock determine that the ancient Egyptians' astronomical observation and knowledge of solar system mechanics was clearer than assumed in Chapter 42?
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