008 final 2007 key - 1 Final Examination, Anthropology 008,...

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1 Final Examination, Anthropology 008, Fall 2007 (134 total points) Prof. Webster Student Name and I.D. ___________________________ . I. Multiple choice. Circle the letter of the best answer according to lectures, web postings, films, and readings (3 points each): 1) According to class lectures, Tatiana Proskouriakoff is important because a) she was the first to understand that Macchu Picchu was a royal estate; b) she was the first person to demonstrate that Classic Maya writing conveyed historical information; c) she found the first great royal burial at the site of Tikal in 1952; d) she was a famous explorer of Maya ruins in the 19 th century; e) she showed that Maya writing was basically pictographic in content. 2) The bar and dot mathematical symbols used by the Classic Maya a) were used for complex calculations that are similar to those in our own algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; b) were invented by the Maya and were never used elsewhere in Mesoamerica; c) were used to track the “Calendar Round”, a great cycle of 400 years; d) are commonly seen in Classic Maya books that record astronomical information; e) were used in conjunction with a 20-base system of calculation, instead of our decimal system. 3) Which is true of succession to the office of Classic Maya king or ruler as described in class? a) Women could never be rulers; b) Succession was not like that of the Aztecs because the eldest son always had to inherit the throne; c) It was less complicated than that of the Aztecs because we know that the Maya did not practice polygyny; d) It downplayed military ability because Maya kings did not directly participate in war; e) It seems to have emphasized inheritance in the patrilineal line. 4) Which of the following is true of the Maya Long Count calendar? a) It is the only Maya calendar that took account of the fact that the solar year is 365.86 days long; b) It is the only Maya calendar that we can synchronize accurately with our own Gregorian calendar; c) It was the only calendar clearly invented by the Maya; d) No other people in Mesoamerica ever used this calendar; e) It was adopted by the Aztecs, and is the principal reason why we understand their culture history. 5) In class we discussed a number of things that Maya kings clearly did. Which is not one of them?; a) They were patrons of art and architecture; b) They married spouses from other dynasties for political advantage; c) They were featured in many rituals; d) They participated in diplomatic negotiations; e) They handed down important legal decisions. 6) Which of the following is true if we compare the Classic Maya with the Aztecs? a) The typical Maya kingdom was much larger than an Aztec altepetl, and the average were “capitals” spaced much farther apart; b) The Maya did not extract tribute from defeated enemies; c) Ancestor veneration was much more important among the Maya; d) For reasons we do not understand, no Maya kings ever attempted to create bigger political units
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2008 for the course ANTH 008 taught by Professor Webster,davidlee during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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