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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 does the word "Nefilim" mean?

2. According to Sitchin, who is marked as a follower of God even though he is on Indo-European decent?

3. What planet eventually becomes one of Earth's moons?

4. Where does Enki's Adapa try to go the gain eternal life?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Sitchin agree with the validity of animal evolution over the centuries?

2. When the Nefilim landed on Earth, what was their first intention to do with the new planet?

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

4. How did procreation change man-kind?

5. What are all ancient civilizations similar to?

6. Why is Enlil furious that Utnapishtim and his family survived the Great Flood?

7. What did Ralph Solecki's 1957 discovery

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

9. How did Sitchin classify the Sumerian gods?

10. Who is Anu?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is it depressing that Sitchin did not think that the Sumerians were capable of the advancement on their own?

How is this similar to Western Imperialism that many Western cultures imposed on other cultures?

Is Sitchin sure that the Sumerians could not have been advanced because they were supposedly "primitive" people?

Essay Topic 2

Is Sitchin's writing style or tone one of arrogance and smug certainty?

How does a man with little or no scientific education and limited experience translating languages argue with other scholarly experts?

What does this say about Sitchin's personality.

Essay Topic 3

Enlil is described as the adversary of man. Is it ironic that he is the god of Earth (the home of man)?

Give three examples of how a jealous Enlil attempts to kill man.

Why does an all powerful god feel threatened by an inferior man?

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