Fingerprints of the Gods Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Graham Hancock
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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 long was Queen Maud Land ice-free?

2. Where did the story of Gilgamesh take place?

3. According to Chapter 26, what is the longest possible amount of time modern man has existed?

4. Who was Quetzalcoatl?

5. According to Chapter 27, what happened to the sun during the Ice Age?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How were the findings of the Oronteus Finaeus Map verified?

3. In the Introduction, why did Hancock study the Admiral Piri Reis Map?

4. Why is it believed that the Tiahuanaco culture was able to migrate after a catastrophe, whereas so many other cultures were wiped out by them?

5. Why did the Ancient Mexican civilizations believe sacrificing children would delay the destruction of the world?

6. Is the theory of Earth-crust displacement plausible?

7. Should the Olmecs' homeland have been destroyed by oil interests?

8. Why are stories of floods so universal?

9. Describe the god Viracocha's appearance.

10. What was Viracocha credited with bringing to Peru?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was Hancock's belief about the meaning ascribed to ancient myths and legends?

Essay Topic 2

What does it mean that the ancient Egyptians were using pi in their architectural structures long before it was officially discovered? Does this notion support the possibility that many ancient peoples had skills or technology that were officially invented later, or is a mathematical construct a different type of ability?

Essay Topic 3

Why were Hancock and others so concerned with the exact dates in which things occurred, and with challenging those dates when new evidence was brought forth?

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