Motel of the Mysteries Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is the name of the God of craftsmanship?

2. The item seemed especially designed to communicate with which two gods?

3. What was the name of the motel?

4. A plunger is thought to belong to which musical family?

5. How many of the items are in one set?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the real life description of the wall fragment found in the communal Sacred Urn room near the Great Sanctuary. Explain the real purpose of the so-called laborers' marks.

2. What was the purpose of the small relief? What date was put onto the item? What was the purpose of the date?

3. Describe the pendant found in the Inner Chamber. What is it made out of and what is the inscription?

4. What kind of sculptures were placed in this area? To who or what were the sculptures dedicated?

5. According to the text what surrounded the complex outside? What would the area be described as in today's terms?

6. What was the purpose of the room filled with games?

7. What items were found lining the passageway between the tombs?

8. Describe the Sacred Points Bookends. What are the bookends made out of and what uses might they have?

9. One of the items discovered in Tomb #26 was a Bell System. What was the item's purpose? How was it used?

10. What object was excavated just outside the area of the rusted sculptures? What did the excavators believe the signs were used for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Macaulay was very creative in coming up with alternate uses and meanings for all of the objects found in the Motel of the Mysteries. How do you think Macaulay managed to make up the items and still manage to be funny? What other objects might have been included in the text? Would you be able to come up with a similar scenario? Explain. What did the objects in the motel symbolize? Do you think the author had any specific idea in mind, such as relating specific items to religious affiliations? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Howard Carson is painted as a ne'er do well in the beginning of the book. How did Carson make a living? What was the man's level of ambition? Why did Carson decide it was time to change his life? How did he propose to make changes? Were those goals accomplished? Did the effort to change cause Carson to land at the Motel of the Mysteries? How did Carson handle the discovery of the motel? Did Carson see the discovery as his destiny? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Howard Carson is painted as a ne'er do well in the beginning of the book. How did Carson make a living? What was the man's level of ambition? Why did Carson decide it was time to change his life? How did he propose to make changes? Were those goals accomplished? Did the effort to change cause Carson to land at the Motel of the Mysteries? How did Carson handle the discovery of the motel? Did Carson see the discovery as his destiny? Explain.

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