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. Scientists were particularly fascinated with which of the following?

2. What was located below this item of worship?

3. What type of clothing is the person wearing?

4. What kind of kit was found and is now offered as a souvenir?

5. What type of wood was used to manufacture the bookends?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the main error in setting up the exhibit in the Museum? What problem did it cause? Whose fault was the error?

3. What was the material used to create the coffee service? Where is it manufactured?

4. What were the musical instruments found by Carson? How did they work?

5. What was the main feature located in the sanctuary? How was the structure decorated?

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

7. What is the Great Altar? What is atop the Altar? What is the upper object's primary function?

8. In what way does Harriet show that she is still devoted to Carson?

9. How did the scientists come to the conclusion that communication would be possible even after a person's death?

10. The Sacred Seal is one of the most coveted items found in the Motel. Explain what souvenir was created from a replica of the Sacred Seal.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Carson was mesmerized with wonder and fear when he first discovered Tomb #26. Which emotion was the strongest? How do you think Carson decided to forge ahead and open the door of the tomb? What did Carson expect to find behind the door? How would you feel in Carson's position? Would you open the door? What might you expect to find behind a locked door in an underground shaft?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, Howard Carson maintains a fascination with camels. In the beginning of the book, Carson researches hump productivity. What prompted Carson to study hump productivity in the first place? Does Carson ever figure out the use for the camel's hump? How could it become more "productive?" What would it produce? Why do you think Carson was so fascinated with camels? What is the mass that makes up a camel's hump? What were Carson's final assessments and/or achievements regarding the camel? What piece of history was made due to Carson's research?

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