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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 overlooked a sunken temple in Chapter 10?
2. According to Chapter 27, what accompanied the Ice Age?
3. What are Mercator projections?
4. What did the Piri Reis Map precisely locate?
5. What did the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions prove?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 26, what is relayed about the history of modern man?
2. Why did the Ancient Mexican civilizations believe sacrificing children would delay the destruction of the world?
3. According to Chapter 27, what happened to animals during the Ice Age?
4. Describe the god Viracocha's appearance.
5. In Chapter 17, how and why might these giant boulders have been moved?
6. Why is it believed that the Tiahuanaco culture was able to migrate after a catastrophe, whereas so many other cultures were wiped out by them?
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. How were the findings of the Oronteus Finaeus Map verified?
9. What is the god Quetzalcoatl known for?
10. How could the same type of vessel used in the Nile also appear in Lake Titicaca?
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
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
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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