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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Peter find the road Nora is seeking?
(a) He searches for wagon ruts.
(b) None of the above.
(c) He looks for wear patterns.
(d) He looks for charcoal.

2. What is soon obvious about Nora's relationship with Sloane?
(a) They will complement each other.
(b) They will ride together.
(c) They will be fast friends.
(d) They will not be friends.

3. What concessions does Nora ask for?
(a) She wants a promotion and a press conference announcing her findings.
(b) She leads the expedition, it be kept secret and that Goddard allows Skip to work in her department while she is gone.
(c) She asks for a raise, a press conference to announce the trip, and a new horse.
(d) That Goddard forgive her other work, hold a press conference, and hire the best archeologist to go.

4. How does Bill Smithback arrive at the marina in Page, Arizona?
(a) In a plane.
(b) None of the above.
(c) On a horse.
(d) In a limousine.

5. How does Nora plan to get the horses to the head of Serpentine Canyon?
(a) She wants to buy them from the Anasazi tribe.
(b) She wants to load them on rail cars.
(c) Nora plans to float the entire expedition up the lake on a barge.
(d) She wants to ride them in from local stables.

6. Where did Padraic Kelly disappear?
(a) On a ship at sea.
(b) In the Andes Mountains.
(c) In the canyons of Arizona and Utah.
(d) In Central America.

7. Why does Nora call Cal Tech?
(a) None of the above.
(b) To get a new job.
(c) To find an old friend.
(d) To ask permission to use their new radar technology.

8. Who else does Nora insist accompany the expedition?
(a) JPL technician Peter Holroyd.
(b) Her own handpicked crew.
(c) The Anasazi chieftain.
(d) Her brother, Skip.

9. What does Nora begin her meeting by telling Goddard?
(a) That she is resigning.
(b) That she is in love with him.
(c) That she wants a raise.
(d) That she is dying.

10. What fabled city is Nora seeking?
(a) Anasazi.
(b) Atlantis.
(c) Quivira.
(d) Quelchina.

11. What about Sloane threatens Nora?
(a) Her confidence.
(b) Her arrival.
(c) Her money.
(d) Her father.

12. What does Nora discover when she gets home?
(a) Her brother is waiting for her.
(b) Her mother is waiting for her.
(c) Her dog has had puppies.
(d) Someone has broken in.

13. What makes Nora stop, tie the horses up and continue on foot?
(a) The sound of someone talking.
(b) The obstruction of brush.
(c) The sight of a campfire.
(d) The smell of cedar smoke.

14. What does Aragon believe in that is made light of by some of the others?
(a) God.
(b) The Spirit World.
(c) Zero Site Trauma.
(d) Fate.

15. What does Goddard tell Nora that surprises her and makes her unexpectedly emotional?
(a) That he knew her Father and trusted his judgment.
(b) None of the above.
(c) He reveals how much he loves her.
(d) He reveals he is dying.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Smithback write for?

2. What does Sloane see above them?

3. How many rooms does Nora estimate are in the city of Quivira?

4. What is Sloane concerned about?

5. What significant plants were found in the area and brought to everyone's attention by Holroyd?

(see the answer keys)

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