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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many sun cycles did the Aztecs believe in?
2. How did the Andes legends begin?
3. What could the First Men see?
4. What natural disasters accompany the Mayan myths?
5. What are Nazca lines?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the explanation for early maps showing widely separated parts of the Earth?
2. Why are Mercator-type maps especially notable?
3. What is the significance of the fact that so many things about the Earth seem to have been discovered long before modern man officially discovered them?
4. According to Chapter 27, what happened to animals during the Ice Age?
5. What was Viracocha credited with bringing to Peru?
6. Is it plausible that the human race was destroyed in each cycle of the Mayans "Suns" calendar?
7. Why are the Nazca lines so significant?
8. In the Introduction, why did Hancock study the Admiral Piri Reis Map?
9. Is the theory of Earth-crust displacement plausible?
10. In Chapter 17, how and why might these giant boulders have been moved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe how the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, and many other ancient myths contain a similar warning. What did Hancock think we should do with this information?
Essay Topic 2
What are the ramifications of Hancock's discoveries about the history of Antarctica and the South Pole? How do they relate to contemporary environmental concerns?
Essay Topic 3
What was Hancock's view of the history of ancient civilizations' abilities, and what happened to these civilizations?
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