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Motel of the Mysteries Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Do you think that Macaulay is poking fun at history with the subject matter of this book?

From the book, give three example of satire of American society in the late twentieth century.

Is the character of Howard Carson actually a caricature of archaeologists and historians?

Discuss the theme of Illustration as narrative from the book? Do you believe that Macaulay uses his illustrations as a separate narrative than that of his text? If so, please give examples.

Do you think that future civilizations will judge us on the materials we leave behind?

Although Carson's conclusions about objects from the twentieth century were wrong, do you think that he grasped what was important to people of the times?

Is history simply a theory that has been made into a fact by evidence from a particular era? Explain why or why not.

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