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. What continent is on the ancient maps in The Mystery of the Maps?

2. What did the Oronteus Finaeus Map confirm?

3. How did Hancock view myths in Chapter 25?

4. What is the theory of earth-crust displacement responsible for?

5. How high were the boulders that made up the man-made gate in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the Introduction, what was Hancock trying to determine?

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

3. What happened to the hardy, cold-adapted animals during the Ice Age?

4. In Chapter 14, how is the god Quetzlcoatl characterized?

5. According to Chapter 27, what parts of the world were submerged by flooding during the Ice Age?

6. What was Viracocha credited with bringing to Peru?

7. Why are the Nazca lines so significant?

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

9. In Chapter 17, how and why might these giant boulders have been moved?

10. Describe how the Andes viewed Viracocha.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is this book more about the Earth itself or the civilizations who have populated it? Is there a relationship between the two, or are they separate issues that the author explored in his quest to solve mysteries?

Essay Topic 2

Did the author believe most of the mysteries of changes in the Earth and ancient peoples have already been solved, or did he think that there is still a lot of work to be done in these areas?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapters 33 through 39, the author seemed to have trouble understanding the mindset of a people (the ancient Egyptians) that would go to such extraordinary lengths to incorporate perfect engineering accuracy into their structures. What possibilities did he consider, and what did he ultimately conclude?

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