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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. According to Chapter 27, how many years ago did the peopling of America begin?
2. How did the Andes legends begin?
3. How long was Queen Maud Land ice-free?
4. What is "Flight of the Condor"?
5. What do the maps in Chapter 2 show?
Short Essay Questions
1. What evidence is there that the Nazcan were astronomers?
2. Why are Mercator-type maps especially notable?
3. What evidence is there in Chapter 27 to indicate that the freeze was sudden?
4. Is the theory of Earth-crust displacement plausible?
5. How and why were the Nazca able to accomplish what they did with their lines?
6. Is it plausible that the human race was destroyed in each cycle of the Mayans "Suns" calendar?
7. What is the god Quetzalcoatl known for?
8. How could the same type of vessel used in the Nile also appear in Lake Titicaca?
9. What happened to the hardy, cold-adapted animals during the Ice Age?
10. 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?
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 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
How did Hancock think seemingly primitive peoples like the Nazcans managed to develop an understanding of astronomy, as evidenced by the spider drawing that parallels the Orion constellation?
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