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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. Where did the story of Gilgamesh take place?
2. According to Chapter 27, during what years did the Ice Age animal extinctions occur?
3. What was the weight of the boulders that made up the man-made gate in Chapter 7?
4. How large was the monolith that was moved to Machu Pichu?
5. According to Chapter 26, how many years ago did Ice Age glaciation expand to its fullest extent in the world?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Chapter 27, what happened to animals during the Ice Age?
2. What evidence is there in Chapter 27 to indicate that the freeze was sudden?
3. How is the origin of the Mayan's advanced learning explained?
4. How were the findings of the Oronteus Finaeus Map verified?
5. In Chapter 14, how is the god Quetzlcoatl characterized?
6. Why are the Nazca lines so significant?
7. Why did the Ancient Mexican civilizations believe sacrificing children would delay the destruction of the world?
8. 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?
9. In Chapter 17, how and why might these giant boulders have been moved?
10. Why is it especially unusual that longitude could have been determined accurately long before the marine chronometer was invented?
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
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?
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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