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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. Who invented the tool enabling longitude to be determined?
2. What did Quetzalcoatl forbid?
3. When was the Antarctic ice cap discovered?
4. What works of art were found in Tres Zapotes?
5. Where is Lake Titicaca located?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are stories of floods so universal?
2. What happened to the hardy, cold-adapted animals during the Ice Age?
3. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
4. How could the same type of vessel used in the Nile also appear in Lake Titicaca?
5. How and why were the Nazca able to accomplish what they did with their lines?
6. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
7. What is the obliquity of the ecliptic?
8. As theorized in Chapter 28, do ancient myth contains a veiled method for expressing the technical terms for advanced astronomy?
9. Why are Mercator-type maps especially notable?
10. In Chapter 17, how and why might these giant boulders have been moved?
Essay Topic 1
Why is the Giza necropolis in Chapter 49 referred to as "a machine that stimulates questions"? How did the author test this theory?
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
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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