TPO54-L2 Benefits of Muon Detectors
Listen to part of a lecture in an archaeology class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Misconceptions about muon detectors
- B. An investigation of an Egyptian pyramid using a muon detector
- C. The collaboration between physicists and archaeologists in the development of the muon detector
- D. Benefits that muon detectors can provide to archaeologists
- What aspect of muons is most useful to archaeologists?
- A. Their ability to carry information from outer space
- B. Their ability to break down cosmic rays into smaller particles
- C. Their ability to pass through solid matter
- D. Their ability to change the color of some surfaces
- According to the professor, what information can a muon detector provide about an ancient structure?
- A. The internal temperature of the structure
- B. The location of rooms within the structure
- C. The age of the structure
- D. The materials used to build the structure
- Why does the professor discuss damage to archaeological sites?
- A. To indicate a benefit of using muon detectors in archaeological research
- B. To describe an accident with a muon detector during a pyramid excavation
- C. To explain how muon detectors are useful in reconstructing damaged sites
- D. To explain why muon detectors were not often used in the past
- In what ways are modern muon detectors different from muon detectors used in 1967?
- A. Modern detectors are less expensive.
- B. Modern detectors use less energy.
- C. Modern detectors are not as large.
- D. Modern detectors take less time to produce an image.
- E. Modern detectors can scan in more than one direction.
- What is the professor’s opinion about the newer muon detectors?
- A. She appreciates the help they provide despite the time they take to produce images.
- B. She fears that many archaeologists will be unwilling to learn to use them.
- C. She feels that they have greater potential in areas of science other than archaeology.
- D. They provide more accurate information about the age of objects than older detectors did.
D C B A CDE A