TPO36L2 Vegetation Discoloration And Mayan Ruins (Archaeology)



1.What is the lecture mainly about?

A. The history of Mayan culture in Central America

B. A new study comparing field-research methods used in Guatemala

C. A new approach to archaeological research

D. Sites where important ancient Mayan art had been discovered


2.According to the professor, what is the most significant aspect of the mural that William Saturno found near San Bartolo, Guatemala?

A. It includes writing as well as human figures.

B. It is very old but still in excellent condition. 

C. It was painted on limestone.

D. It corrects a mistaken belief about Mayan culture.


3.Why does the professor mention roads and canals?

A. To describe the difficulties of hiking in the rain forest

B. To indicate the kind of ruins initially revealed by the infrared images

C. To point out what Saturno was initially searching for

D. To emphasize recent improvement in transportation near San Bartolo


4.After Saturno found the pyramid temple near San Bartolo, what guided his search for other ancient Mayan sites?

A. His theory about why the ancient Mayan civilization disappeared

B. Clues found in the ancient writing at the pyramid temple

C. Information from people who live in the region

D. The location of light-colored spots in satellite photos


5.Why does the professor mention limestone?

A. To support a theory about why most Mayan structure are well preserved

B. To point out a difference between Mayan structure in Guatemala and those in other areas

C. To suggest a reason why certain vegetation stands out in infrared images

D. To explain why it is difficult to locate ancient buildings in jungles.


6.Why does the professor say this:

A. She does not want the student to distract her from telling a story

B. She is trying to recall if she has a picture of the artwork.

C. She wants the student to be patient while she looks for a picture.

D. She cannot remember the point she was about to make.


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