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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 did Hancock assume to be the "missing piece" in Chapter 50?
(a) Clues left by lost civilizations.
(b) Ocean life.
(c) A cataclysmic catastrophe.
(d) The humans' evolution from apes.
2. What is a second element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
(a) The partial impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(b) The near-total impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(c) The lack of impact of cataclysm on civilization.
(d) The future impact of cataclysm on civilization.
3. According to Chapter 31, how did the embedding in the Osiris myth occur?
(c) Through early migration.
(d) Through early writing.
4. What is one element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
(a) Cosmic or geological cataclysm of pre-industrial civilization.
(b) Cosmic or geological cataclysm of post-industrial civilization.
(c) Cosmic or geological cataclysm of the Ice Age.
(d) Cosmic or geological cataclysm of future civilizations.
5. What is the only other pyramid in the world, besides the Great Pyramid, to use a variant on pi?
(a) Pyramid of the Moon.
(b) Pyramid of the Sun.
(c) Pyramid of Osiris.
(d) Pyramid of Isis.
Short Answer Questions
1. When was the last Ice Age meltdown, according to Chapter 50?
2. What theory is ascribed to Charles Hapgood?
3. What fits the Earth-displacement theory in Chapter 50?
4. How far does the sun migrate in 72 years?
5. What is a fourth element of the author's thesis in Chapter 52?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
2. What is the connection between the Mayans and modern astrologers?
3. What is the cycle of precession?
4. Is Hancock correct in his assertion that what he discovered that has already happened, can happen again?
5. What theory is the focus of Chapter 51?
6. What two aspects of the Great Pyramid remain a mystery?
7. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
8. Why did Hancock mention his researcher's resignation in Chapter 50?
9. What explains the fluctuations in Egyptian agriculture, as explored in Chapter 46?
10. Why was Bauval's discovery that Orion's three belt stars are not in a straight line significant?
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