TPO23L1 Antikythera Mechanism (Archaeology)



1.What is the lecture mainly about?

A. The methods archaeologists used to reconstruct the Antikythera Mechanism

B. The influence the Antikythera Mechanism has had on the study of physics

C. A research project in the combined fields of archaeology,physics,and mathematics

D. An archaeological discovery that challenged an accepted historical view


2.According to the professor, how did the Antikythera Mechanism work?

A. Dials on the device could be turned to calculate a ship’s location at sea.

B. The device was used to operate a larger computing system.

C. A system of gears rotated the images located on the case.

D. Light from the Sun illuminated particular indicators on the case throughout the day.


3.What is the professor’s attitude about the proposition that the Antikythera Mechanism is over two thousand years old?

A. She is confident that the dating is accurate.

B. She is sure the dating will be revised in the future.

C. She is surprised that the dating remains inconclusive.

D. She believes that additional testing will be needed to confirm the dating.


4.According to the professor, why is it unusual to discover a bronze artifact from ancient Greece?

A. Bronze objects were often recycled.

B. Bronze corrodes underwater very quickly.

C. Ancient Greeks had limited access to bronze.

D. Artists of ancient Greece preferred to work with other materials.


5.How were archaeologists able to determine how the Antikythera Mechanism operated?

A. By comparing it to similar devices used 1,000 years later

B. By using gamma rays to see inside of the mechanism

C. By referring to ancient Greek writings about the mechanism

D. By consulting with colleagues in the field of physics


6.What does the professor imply about the ancient Greeks when she says this:

A. They were the first to observe the irregularly in the Moon’s orbit.

B. They might not have been the inventors of the Antikythera Mechanism.

C. They were more scientifically advanced than is commonly thought.

D. They appeared to have made some errors in their calculations.


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