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Rock Eagle Effigy Mound: Quiz


Question 1: Early archaeologists also found evidence of a human ________ on the mound, as well as a projectile point.
CremationSacrificeBurialHuman sacrifice

Question 2: Only two such bird effigy mounds have been found east of the ________.
Mississippi RiverIowaMinnesotaLouisiana

Question 3: It is listed on the ________ (NRHP) because of its significance.
National Register of Historic PlacesNational Park ServiceProperty type (National Register of Historic Places)History of the National Register of Historic Places

Question 4: Although it is most often referred to as an ________, scholars do not know exactly what type of bird the original builders intended to portray.
Golden EagleBald EagleEagleAquila (genus)

Question 5: The bird's head is often described as being turned to the east (see Marker) "to face the rising sun", perhaps to suggest a ________ significance to its placement.
CosmologyUniverseIslamic cosmologyNon-standard cosmology

Question 6: In association with the University of Georgia, the ________ (WPA) constructed a granite tower at the foot of the effigy.
New DealWorks Progress AdministrationFranklin D. RooseveltGreat Depression

Question 7: Scholarly study of the Rock Eagle Effigy Mound began by 1877, when noted ________ Charles C.
ArchaeologyEngineeringCivil engineeringMining

Question 8: As the buzzard was a symbol of death among some of the indigenous peoples, it would have been a fitting image for a ________.

Question 9: Rock Eagle Effigy Mound is an archaeological site in Putnam County, Georgia, ________ estimated to have been constructed 1,000 to 3,000 years ago.
AlaskaUnited StatesPhilippinesCanada


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