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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 does Cholula's man-made mountain compare in size to the Great Pyramid?
2. According to Chapter 26, how many years did deglaciation last?
3. What did Quetzalcoatl forbid?
4. Where is Lake Titicaca located?
5. How is longitude defined?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the Introduction, why did Hancock study the Admiral Piri Reis Map?
2. Is it plausible that the human race was destroyed in each cycle of the Mayans "Suns" calendar?
3. Describe how the Andes viewed Viracocha.
4. In Chapter 14, how is the god Quetzlcoatl characterized?
5. According to Chapter 27, what happened to animals during the Ice Age?
6. How could the same type of vessel used in the Nile also appear in Lake Titicaca?
7. 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?
8. What was the explanation for early maps showing widely separated parts of the Earth?
9. According to Chapter 27, what parts of the world were submerged by flooding during the Ice Age?
10. Why are stories of floods so universal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
What was Hancock's belief about the meaning ascribed to ancient myths and legends?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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