Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What common object is referred to as the ceremonial platform?
2. Some columns can be as much as _____ feet tall?
3. How long does Carson spend on the excavation?
4. Which of the following was used to ward off evil spirits?
5. What is the name of the deity that has a statue in the room?
Short Essay Questions
1. One of the items discovered in Tomb #26 was a Bell System. What was the item's purpose? How was it used?
2. When did Harriet meet her untimely demise? What happened?
3. Upon seeing this fantastic discovery, Carson had hopes of finding what?
4. What is the description given to the Sacred Seal? Where was it placed?
5. According to the text what surrounded the complex outside? What would the area be described as in today's terms?
6. What happened to Howard Carson after he returned to his former interest and research involving the camels?
7. Where did Carson end up? What was he facing when he landed?
8. Explain the Sacred Headband. What is the inscription on it?
9. Name two pieces of jewelry worn by Harriet. What were their real uses?
10. What was the purpose of the room filled with games?
There are several people mentioned early in the text regarding the search for antiquities. They include Guido Michelin, Currant Bunliffe, and Howard Carson. Compare and contrast the three characters in reference to their personal and professional interests as well as their discoveries surround the ancient culture of Usa.
There are several places in the text that make reference to curses. Even scientists who did not believe in curses came to believe after a series of accidents happened at a particular location. One example is the curse placed on the tomb of King Tut. Examine the reality of curses. Do you think curses are real? What could convince scientists to believe in curses? Examine other possible explanations for the events that happened at the excavation sites. Choose at least three sites to examine from a scientific point of view.
Guido Michelin and Currant Bunliffe both set out to find fragments of writing that could be attributed to the Yanks.
What was the purpose of the search? What kind of information might be contained in the writing fragments? What could the new civilization learn from the old one? Why was there such a lapse between searches for the fragments? Do you think Bunliffe ever found anything? What might have happened to Bunliffe? Explain.
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