Written In Bone

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Bone Quizzes & Trivia

A short 10 question quiz to go along with the book, Written in Bone, by Sally M. Walker


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When there is a discoloration in the soil at a burial site, what can that mean?
    • A. 

      Elvis Presley was in that spot.

    • B. 

      There was a building there.

    • C. 

      Area in which Bill Gates made Microsoft.

    • D. 

      There could be a corpse below.

  • 2. 
    On the pelvic bone, does a male or female have a larger sciatic notch?
    • A. 

      Male

    • B. 

      Female

  • 3. 
    Skull features are useful when determining ancestry of the dead. If the skull has a flat face, no overbite, and wide cheekbones, what is the ancestry most likely?
    • A. 

      European

    • B. 

      African

    • C. 

      Native American

  • 4. 
    What color stain is left after copper deteriorates?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Bronze

    • D. 

      Brown

    • E. 

      Green

  • 5. 
    If a lead coffin needs to be x-rayed, what form of "ray" is needed to view contents?
    • A. 

      Normal X-Ray

    • B. 

      Gamma-Ray

    • C. 

      Z-Ray

    • D. 

      Heat-Ray

    • E. 

      Cheese-Ray

  • 6. 
    If a person were to be buried in the 17th century, what economical standing were they most likely?
    • A. 

      Rich

    • B. 

      Middle-class

    • C. 

      Poor

  • 7. 
    In the 17th century, did people brush their teeth?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      They had teeth!?

  • 8. 
    How can a pipe (from which you smoke from),  affect your teeth?
    • A. 

      Destroys enamel

    • B. 

      Makes teeth yellow

    • C. 

      Makes ridges/grooves

  • 9. 
    What were often used as a form of a "graveyard marking?"
    • A. 

      Cobblestones

    • B. 

      Bricks

    • C. 

      Signs

    • D. 

      Marked tree

  • 10. 
    Will bodies in sand or dirt last longer?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Dirt