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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did El's son Baal (or Elyon) die fighting?
(a) His brother, Yam.
(b) Enki, his uncle.
(c) Anu, his father.
(d) Enlil.

2. In 12TH PLANET, what was Zecharia Sitchin's main argument?
(a) There were (at one time) 15 planets in our solar system.
(b) He was a descendant of Jesus.
(c) We are all aliens.
(d) Sumerian myths of a pantheon of gods are facts.

3. In Sitchin's estimation, how many years ago was mankind "refreshed"?
(a) 80,000 years ago.
(b) 6,000 years ago.
(c) 11,000 years ago.
(d) 20,000 years ago.

4. What brings the Greeks in contact with the Persians in 331 B.C.?
(a) Alexander the Macedonian conquered the Persians.
(b) Alexander the Great.
(c) Ur the conqueror.
(d) Cleopatra.

5. Gravitational pull from what planet pulls Marduk?
(a) Pluto.
(b) Neptune.
(c) Saturn.
(d) Uranus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides gracing the Sumerian people with his presence, what else did Sitchin bestow upon the Sumerian people?

2. Before Copernicus, what did the Greeks and Romans think about the universe?

3. Sitchin thought that the uses of this substance was evidence of advanced knowledge of chemistry and medicine, including brain surgery.

4. What Sumerian artifact did Sitchin discover that proves the people's knowledge of the solar system?

5. What did the Sumerians believe Pluto was?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Sitchin believe the Greek gods came from?

2. Why did Sitchin think that there were 12 planets in the solar system?

3. Who is Anu?

4. Enki and Enlil were brothers and sons of Anu. Describe their personalities.

5. How did Sitchin present Sumer in Chapter 2?

6. What impact does Aphrodite, the goddess of love, have on the gods and goddesses for ancient Greece?

7. What was the literal translation of "mu" that Sitchin develops?

8. Where else does Sitchin say he sees evidence of his version of the creation story?

9. Name some of the inventions that Sitchin believed the Sumerians were responsible for.

10. Why is 12 an important number for Sumerians?

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