Questions from Ishmael, Part 1 Type your answers to the following questions: 1. How do animals typically react to life in a zoo, according to Ishmael? And how, as a young gorilla, did zoo life affect him personally? 2. What does Ishmael mean by “Takers” and “Leavers?” Do these terms have any connotations to you (and if so, describe them), or do you see them as neutral? 3. Describe our culture’s origin myth, according to Ishmael. 4. After the events described in our culture’s origin myth, what was the next major event in human history that is essential in describing “how things came to be this way.” In the book it’s called “the middle of the story.” Describe this event, detailing what it meant for humankind. 5. According to Ishmael, how do Takers envision the role of humans “in the divine scheme?” What is humankind’s purpose? How has this perspective affected human/nature relationships? 6. According to Ishmael, how do most Takers envision the future of humanity? As part of your answer, describe how most Takers say we should deal with problems such as energy shortages and pollution. 7. What is Daniel Quinn trying to get you to perceive about the state of our culture’s relationship with nature? How does his story-telling approach affect your perception about environmental issues? To what extent is his approach successful, and why?

Questions from Ishmael, Part 1 Type your answers to the following questions: 1. How do animals typically react to life in a zoo, according to Ishmael? And how, as a young gorilla, did zoo life affect him personally? 2. What does Ishmael mean by “Takers” and “Leavers?” Do these terms have any connotations to you (and if so, describe them), or do you see them as neutral? 3. Describe our culture’s origin myth, according to Ishmael. 4. After the events described in our culture’s origin myth, what was the next major event in human history that is essential in describing “how things came to be this way.” In the book it’s called “the middle of the story.” Describe this event, detailing what it meant for humankind. 5. According to Ishmael, how do Takers envision the role of humans “in the divine scheme?” What is humankind’s purpose? How has this perspective affected human/nature relationships? 6. According to Ishmael, how do most Takers envision the future of humanity? As part of your answer, describe how most Takers say we should deal with problems such as energy shortages and pollution. 7. What is Daniel Quinn trying to get you to perceive about the state of our culture’s relationship with nature? How does his story-telling approach affect your perception about environmental issues? To what extent is his approach successful, and why?

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20.) To the right of the monkey display, there is an exhibit about fossils once believed to have been of human ancestors. Summarize the story of one of the specimens shown. (Homo diluvia testis, Oreopithicus, “Piltdown man” and Gigantapithicus). My favorite is the one with the salamander 

20.) To the right of the monkey display, there is an exhibit about fossils once believed to have been of human ancestors. Summarize the story of one of the specimens shown. (Homo diluvia testis, Oreopithicus, “Piltdown man” and Gigantapithicus). My favorite is the one with the salamander 

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Lab on Confidence Intervals The story: Studies have shown that the random variable X, the processing time required to do a multiplication on a new 3-D computer, is normally distributed with mean and standard deviation 2 microseconds. A random sample of 16 observations is to be taken (i.e. 16 random multiplications will be performed and the time that it takes to perform each one of them will be annotated). The sample mean will be calculated. Part 1- The very basics 1. Before we collect the random sample, what can we say about the sampling distribution of ? 2. Before we collect the random sample, what is the probability that the sample mean will have a value that is greater than or equal to , and less than or equal to In other words, what is the probability that the sample mean is within 0.98 microseconds ( ) of the true (unknown) mean time? 3. A random sample was taken (i.e.16 multiplications were done) and the processing times were as follows: 42.65 45.15 39.32 44.44 41.63 41.54 41.59 45.68 46.50 41.35 44.37 40.27 43.87 43.79 43.28 40.70 Round the times to the nearest tenth (e.g. 42.65 ~ 42.6) and do the stem-and-leave display Do the stem and leaf display. Calculate the sample mean 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 4. Now we will use our knowledge of the value of the sample mean for this particular sample and the relationship between sample means (in general) and population mean (see questions 1 and 2 of this lab) to make an intelligent guess (estimation) of the population mean. Use the formula to calculate a 95 % confidence interval for the population mean (Show your work) ( , ) From the Minitab menu, use STAT>BASIC STATISTIC>ONE SAMPLE Z to check your calculations. Calculate the width of the confidence interval _______________ 5. Interpret the confidence interval you just found: We are 95% confident that the true mean processing time required to do a multiplication on a new 3-D computer lies between __________ and __________ microseconds. (The meaning of this is the following: Think of all the possible samples (all the possible sets of 16 multiplications) that we could have been done with this type of computer; 95% of those samples would have produced confidence intervals that contain the true mean, the other 5% would have been off)

Lab on Confidence Intervals The story: Studies have shown that the random variable X, the processing time required to do a multiplication on a new 3-D computer, is normally distributed with mean and standard deviation 2 microseconds. A random sample of 16 observations is to be taken (i.e. 16 random multiplications will be performed and the time that it takes to perform each one of them will be annotated). The sample mean will be calculated. Part 1- The very basics 1. Before we collect the random sample, what can we say about the sampling distribution of ? 2. Before we collect the random sample, what is the probability that the sample mean will have a value that is greater than or equal to , and less than or equal to In other words, what is the probability that the sample mean is within 0.98 microseconds ( ) of the true (unknown) mean time? 3. A random sample was taken (i.e.16 multiplications were done) and the processing times were as follows: 42.65 45.15 39.32 44.44 41.63 41.54 41.59 45.68 46.50 41.35 44.37 40.27 43.87 43.79 43.28 40.70 Round the times to the nearest tenth (e.g. 42.65 ~ 42.6) and do the stem-and-leave display Do the stem and leaf display. Calculate the sample mean 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 4. Now we will use our knowledge of the value of the sample mean for this particular sample and the relationship between sample means (in general) and population mean (see questions 1 and 2 of this lab) to make an intelligent guess (estimation) of the population mean. Use the formula to calculate a 95 % confidence interval for the population mean (Show your work) ( , ) From the Minitab menu, use STAT>BASIC STATISTIC>ONE SAMPLE Z to check your calculations. Calculate the width of the confidence interval _______________ 5. Interpret the confidence interval you just found: We are 95% confident that the true mean processing time required to do a multiplication on a new 3-D computer lies between __________ and __________ microseconds. (The meaning of this is the following: Think of all the possible samples (all the possible sets of 16 multiplications) that we could have been done with this type of computer; 95% of those samples would have produced confidence intervals that contain the true mean, the other 5% would have been off)

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GEOGRAPHY 325V – “Take Home Exam” 5 LIST/SHORT ANSWER – Worth 10 points each: 50 points. 1) List the 8 eras of New Mexico geography: name three Athabaskan Nations and three Pueblo Nations 2) List and briefly explain the 6 factors that made Spanish settlement in New Mexico successful 3) List and briefly explain 4 types of land grants given by Spain and Mexico: explain three ways land grants were lost during the American Period, and say how many acres of the original grants were retained. 4) Briefly explain how the Manhattan Project happened in New Mexico. In your view, was dropping the atomic bombs on Japan the right thing to do – explain your opinion using facts. How has this history affected New Mexico’s economy today? 5) List and briefly explain 6 landscape traits created by the Laws of the Indies 10 EXPANDED DEFINITIONS – Define and explain each term. 4 points each: 40 points. Chihuahuan Desert: where is it, what season does it rain, and what is a typical plant found here? Don Juan de Oñate: who was he, what year did he come to NM, and what was his significance in the history of New Mexico? El Camino Real: what was it and why was it important? Repartimento: what was this system and how did cause anger in the early Spanish colony? Pueblo Revolt: when and what was it, and what was its outcome? Santuario de Chimayo: write a paragraph explaining its history and religious importance Mayordomo: who is this and what is their importance in the New Mexico landscape? US/Mexico Border Fence/Wall: what are the arguments for and against this project. What is your view? La Llorona: what is this basic story and what is its importance in NM culture? Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus: what was this, why did it occur, and what was its importance in U.S. military history? ONE ANALYSIS QUESTION: Explain why there was so much resistance in Washington, DC to New Mexico becoming a state. Use two quotes from politicians of the time who were against statehood. Do you think New Mexico is still viewed with suspicion in the USA? Explain why or why not? 10 points.

GEOGRAPHY 325V – “Take Home Exam” 5 LIST/SHORT ANSWER – Worth 10 points each: 50 points. 1) List the 8 eras of New Mexico geography: name three Athabaskan Nations and three Pueblo Nations 2) List and briefly explain the 6 factors that made Spanish settlement in New Mexico successful 3) List and briefly explain 4 types of land grants given by Spain and Mexico: explain three ways land grants were lost during the American Period, and say how many acres of the original grants were retained. 4) Briefly explain how the Manhattan Project happened in New Mexico. In your view, was dropping the atomic bombs on Japan the right thing to do – explain your opinion using facts. How has this history affected New Mexico’s economy today? 5) List and briefly explain 6 landscape traits created by the Laws of the Indies 10 EXPANDED DEFINITIONS – Define and explain each term. 4 points each: 40 points. Chihuahuan Desert: where is it, what season does it rain, and what is a typical plant found here? Don Juan de Oñate: who was he, what year did he come to NM, and what was his significance in the history of New Mexico? El Camino Real: what was it and why was it important? Repartimento: what was this system and how did cause anger in the early Spanish colony? Pueblo Revolt: when and what was it, and what was its outcome? Santuario de Chimayo: write a paragraph explaining its history and religious importance Mayordomo: who is this and what is their importance in the New Mexico landscape? US/Mexico Border Fence/Wall: what are the arguments for and against this project. What is your view? La Llorona: what is this basic story and what is its importance in NM culture? Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus: what was this, why did it occur, and what was its importance in U.S. military history? ONE ANALYSIS QUESTION: Explain why there was so much resistance in Washington, DC to New Mexico becoming a state. Use two quotes from politicians of the time who were against statehood. Do you think New Mexico is still viewed with suspicion in the USA? Explain why or why not? 10 points.

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Please watch the feature length film “Even the Rain” (1hr 45 min) and write a gut reaction. It is an awesome film that combines the story of Colombus’ exploitation of the native people of Hispaniola and that of contemporary indians in Bolivia. Please search for it on the internet, since it’s location changes. It’s also on netflix.

Please watch the feature length film “Even the Rain” (1hr 45 min) and write a gut reaction. It is an awesome film that combines the story of Colombus’ exploitation of the native people of Hispaniola and that of contemporary indians in Bolivia. Please search for it on the internet, since it’s location changes. It’s also on netflix.

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• Question 1 10 out of 10 points The composition of the Alexander Mosaic is designed to convey: • Question 2 10 out of 10 points What is so revolutionary about Walking Man? • Question 3 10 out of 10 points What does the Justinian mosaic in the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna demonstrate? • Question 4 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of Brillo Box? • Question 5 10 out of 10 points What is Shiva Nataraja responsible for doing? • Question 6 0 out of 10 points Willard Wigan created a lifesize replica of the Statue of Liberty for the people of France. • Question 7 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of The Nightmare? • Question 8 10 out of 10 points Astrolabes were used by Muslims to determine the direction of Mecca. • Question 9 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of the painting Woman Holding a Balance? • Question 10 10 out of 10 points The lyre from the Royal Cemetery of Ur (4.14) cannot be appreciated by viewers today in the same way that it was by the ancient Sumerians who made it. • Question 11 10 out of 10 points Which part of René Magritte’s The Human Condition is painted? • Question 12 10 out of 10 points The sarcophagus lid from the tomb of Lord Pacal shows him ________. • Question 13 10 out of 10 points Which artist created a three-dimensional sculpture of his own face? • Question 14 10 out of 10 points Salvador Dalí’s painting Persistence of Memory shows warped clocks, ants, and a distorted face, all of which are symbols of his mother, who died the month before this was painted. • Question 15 10 out of 10 points Muqarnas are ________. • Question 16 10 out of 10 points Synesthesia is when stimulation of one sense triggers an experience in another, for example visualizing color when one hears music. • Question 17 10 out of 10 points Mary Richardson, the attacker of the Rokeby Venus in 1914, did so because: • Question 18 10 out of 10 points Which of the following is emphasized in Lewis Wickes Hine’s Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump? • Question 19 10 out of 10 points Artemisia Gentileschi made ________ paintings of the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes. • Question 20 10 out of 10 points Which artist was investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department for counterfeiting because his painting of a dollar bill looked so incredibly real? • Question 21 10 out of 10 points Ancient Egyptian pyramids were only positioned according to geographical coordinates. • Question 22 10 out of 10 points The form of the goddess’s figure in The Birth of Venus was based on ________. • Question 23 10 out of 10 points Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother shows ________. • Question 24 0 out of 10 points Which of the following artworks does not address social class: • Question 25 10 out of 10 points How are the dual genders of the Hermaphrodite with a Dog made visible? • Question 26 10 out of 10 points The ziggurat at Ur was dedicated to: • Question 27 10 out of 10 points The sculpture of a head, which probably represents a king of Ife (4.134), was made using which medium? • Question 28 10 out of 10 points What is the subject matter of Myron’s Discus Thrower? • Question 29 10 out of 10 points Nick Ut’s photographs of the Vietnam War are brutally truthful, but he was not an impartial photographer. • Question 30 10 out of 10 points J. M. W. Turner’s painting Slave Ship uses pale colors and smooth brushstrokes to depict the serenity of life at sea. • Question 31 0 out of 10 points A lyre is used for what purpose? • Question 32 10 out of 10 points The Hopi of the southwestern United States are responsible for making which of the following sculptures? • Question 33 10 out of 10 points What is the medium of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries de l’époque bleue? • Question 34 10 out of 10 points Artists have often been influenced by scientific discoveries. • Question 35 10 out of 10 points Rituals that connect with ancestors and nature spirits are as important as the tasks of daily life for African peoples like the Kongo. • Question 36 10 out of 10 points As described in the article, Linda Bengalis made headlines when she strapped dead eagle around her waist and posed in Art Forum • Question 37 10 out of 10 points Shepard Fairey sued Barak Obama for using his original image. • Question 38 10 out of 10 points Hennessey Youngman made the Spiral Jetty • Question 39 10 out of 10 points According to the video, Mary Mattingly’s greatest concern coincides with that of the Guerrilla Girls.

• Question 1 10 out of 10 points The composition of the Alexander Mosaic is designed to convey: • Question 2 10 out of 10 points What is so revolutionary about Walking Man? • Question 3 10 out of 10 points What does the Justinian mosaic in the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna demonstrate? • Question 4 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of Brillo Box? • Question 5 10 out of 10 points What is Shiva Nataraja responsible for doing? • Question 6 0 out of 10 points Willard Wigan created a lifesize replica of the Statue of Liberty for the people of France. • Question 7 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of The Nightmare? • Question 8 10 out of 10 points Astrolabes were used by Muslims to determine the direction of Mecca. • Question 9 10 out of 10 points Who is the artist of the painting Woman Holding a Balance? • Question 10 10 out of 10 points The lyre from the Royal Cemetery of Ur (4.14) cannot be appreciated by viewers today in the same way that it was by the ancient Sumerians who made it. • Question 11 10 out of 10 points Which part of René Magritte’s The Human Condition is painted? • Question 12 10 out of 10 points The sarcophagus lid from the tomb of Lord Pacal shows him ________. • Question 13 10 out of 10 points Which artist created a three-dimensional sculpture of his own face? • Question 14 10 out of 10 points Salvador Dalí’s painting Persistence of Memory shows warped clocks, ants, and a distorted face, all of which are symbols of his mother, who died the month before this was painted. • Question 15 10 out of 10 points Muqarnas are ________. • Question 16 10 out of 10 points Synesthesia is when stimulation of one sense triggers an experience in another, for example visualizing color when one hears music. • Question 17 10 out of 10 points Mary Richardson, the attacker of the Rokeby Venus in 1914, did so because: • Question 18 10 out of 10 points Which of the following is emphasized in Lewis Wickes Hine’s Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump? • Question 19 10 out of 10 points Artemisia Gentileschi made ________ paintings of the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes. • Question 20 10 out of 10 points Which artist was investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department for counterfeiting because his painting of a dollar bill looked so incredibly real? • Question 21 10 out of 10 points Ancient Egyptian pyramids were only positioned according to geographical coordinates. • Question 22 10 out of 10 points The form of the goddess’s figure in The Birth of Venus was based on ________. • Question 23 10 out of 10 points Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother shows ________. • Question 24 0 out of 10 points Which of the following artworks does not address social class: • Question 25 10 out of 10 points How are the dual genders of the Hermaphrodite with a Dog made visible? • Question 26 10 out of 10 points The ziggurat at Ur was dedicated to: • Question 27 10 out of 10 points The sculpture of a head, which probably represents a king of Ife (4.134), was made using which medium? • Question 28 10 out of 10 points What is the subject matter of Myron’s Discus Thrower? • Question 29 10 out of 10 points Nick Ut’s photographs of the Vietnam War are brutally truthful, but he was not an impartial photographer. • Question 30 10 out of 10 points J. M. W. Turner’s painting Slave Ship uses pale colors and smooth brushstrokes to depict the serenity of life at sea. • Question 31 0 out of 10 points A lyre is used for what purpose? • Question 32 10 out of 10 points The Hopi of the southwestern United States are responsible for making which of the following sculptures? • Question 33 10 out of 10 points What is the medium of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries de l’époque bleue? • Question 34 10 out of 10 points Artists have often been influenced by scientific discoveries. • Question 35 10 out of 10 points Rituals that connect with ancestors and nature spirits are as important as the tasks of daily life for African peoples like the Kongo. • Question 36 10 out of 10 points As described in the article, Linda Bengalis made headlines when she strapped dead eagle around her waist and posed in Art Forum • Question 37 10 out of 10 points Shepard Fairey sued Barak Obama for using his original image. • Question 38 10 out of 10 points Hennessey Youngman made the Spiral Jetty • Question 39 10 out of 10 points According to the video, Mary Mattingly’s greatest concern coincides with that of the Guerrilla Girls.

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