5th - Circles, Squares, And Daggers

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5th - Circles, Squares, And Daggers

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  • 1. 
    The Moose Mountain Medicine Wheel was discovered in
    • A. 

      Saskatchewan, Canada

    • B. 

      Cahokia, Illinois

    • C. 

      Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

  • 2. 
    Which word is in the same category as solstice?
    • A. 

      Apache

    • B. 

      Equinox

    • C. 

      Dagger

  • 3. 
    How did early Native Americans use the skies?
    • A. 

      Early Native Americans used the skies as a way to help them located food.

    • B. 

      Early Native Americans used the skies as a kind of calendar.

    • C. 

      Early Native Americans used the skies as a story map.

  • 4. 
    How did the early Native Americans know when to plant their crops?
    • A. 

      They knew when to plant their crops through important solar events such as solstices and equinoxes.

    • B. 

      They knew when to plant their crops through important solar events such as constellations and solar flares.

    • C. 

      They knew when to plant their crops by understanding what the constellations meant.

  • 5. 
    What were the Native Americans' ceremonies mainly concerned with?
    • A. 

      The ceremonies were mainly concerned with celebrating the return of conquering heroes.

    • B. 

      The ceremonies were mainly concerned with using the constellations to help find proper mates for those that were not married.

    • C. 

      The ceremonies were mainly concerned with the "return" of the sun and the start of a new year, and with planting, harvesting, and hunting.

  • 6. 
    How did the observatories strengthen the power of chiefs and leaders?
    • A. 

      The observatories strengthened leaders' power because the leaders were probably the only ones who knew how to use the observatories.

    • B. 

      The observatories strengthened leaders' power because the leaders were the ones that told the stories.

    • C. 

      The observatories strengthened leaders' power because the leaders were able to gain strength from the skies.

  • 7. 
    How does the sun mark the solstices and equinoxes at Hovenweep Castle?
    • A. 

      At sunset, the rays of the sun enter through the door, shines through the room, and is captured on the ceiling.

    • B. 

      At sunrise, the sun's rays enters the small holes though the window and strikes the wall on the other side.

    • C. 

      At sunset, the sun's rays enter small holes and a door, shine through the room, and strike doorways in the inside walls.

  • 8. 
    How were the sun's rays used to mark time for early Native Americans?
    • A. 

      The sun's rays would line up in a certain way, telling the early Native Americans that they were nearing an important time.

    • B. 

      The sun's rays would cast a shadow on a tree telling the early Native Americans what time it was.

    • C. 

      The sun would rise above the horizon, letting the early Native Americans know what time it was.

  • 9. 
    What is the main idea of this story?
    • A. 

      Native Americans had different ways of observing the heavens.

    • B. 

      The Bighorn Mountains are a good place to observe the sky.

    • C. 

      The Anaza created Chaco Canyon in New Mexico

  • 10. 
    For the early Native Americans, astronomy had
    • A. 

      A mostly playful side

    • B. 

      Only ceremonial importance

    • C. 

      Deep religious meaning

  • 11. 
    Native Americans made astronomical observatories long before the Europeans arrived in North America. Astronomical observatories were
    • A. 

      Holy areas that were made by nature

    • B. 

      Tall towers used as enemy lookouts

    • C. 

      Places used for observing the skies

  • 12. 
    Pairs of small stones pointed to the bright stars that shone briefly on the horizon. The horizon is
    • A. 

      Where the earth meets the sky

    • B. 

      Where a mountain becomes level

    • C. 

      Where the sun is at noon

  • 13. 
    Carbon dating was used at the Moose Mountain Medicine Wheel site. Carbon dating is used to determine
    • A. 

      How useful something is

    • B. 

      How old something is

    • C. 

      How bright something is

  • 14. 
    Archaeoastronomy is
    • A. 

      The study of the supernatural

    • B. 

      The study of the ancient stars

    • C. 

      The study of ancient observatories

  • 15. 
    All over the Southwest there are many such figures called petroglyphs,  cut in the rock. A petroglyph is
    • A. 

      A fossil of a plant found in a rock

    • B. 

      A drawing or carving on rock

    • C. 

      A steep and rocky desert cliff

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