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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 South American cataclysm is described in Chapter 25?
2. What was map-maker Gerard Kremer also known as?
3. What could the First Men see?
4. What works of art were found in Tres Zapotes?
5. When was the Antarctic ice cap discovered?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the explanation for early maps showing widely separated parts of the Earth?
2. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
3. Why did Hancock determine that the ancient Egyptians' astronomical observation and knowledge of solar system mechanics was clearer than assumed in Chapter 42?
4. What theory is the focus of Chapter 51?
5. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
6. How were the findings of the Oronteus Finaeus Map verified?
7. Why are stories of floods so universal?
8. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
9. Should the Olmecs' homeland have been destroyed by oil interests?
10. Why are Mercator-type maps especially notable?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What unsolved mysteries did the author discuss in the book? How did he go about trying to solve them? What appears to be his motivation for uncovering information that might seem trivial to the average person?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, and many other ancient myths contain a similar warning. What did Hancock think we should do with this information?
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