One-paragraph answers (Instructor will choose 1, 2, or 3 of these; prepare all) What is a deity? Make sure you know the meaning of that word. If someone were to ask you to discuss all the ways that deities have appeared and not appeared in this Big History class, what would you tell them? Is the universe cyclic or when it dies will it be reborn or will it die forever, according to current scientific information? If it will be reborn, how will this happen? If it dies, how will that happen? (preparing for this will require more than 3 sentences.) Why is it useful to study the four World Zones and compare and contrast them? Why is the Industrial Revolution important? 200-word Essays to prepare for (of these, Instructor will choose 1, 2, or 3; prepare all) Make sure you have read Isaac Asimov's short story "The Last Question" carefully in its entirety. What are its implications? What does it mean? What is the significance of its end? Why is it a good story for Big History? Please note that I enjoy giving an F to people who clearly have not read it, or who read it without care. Why do scholars believe that women suffered lower status when humans started living sedentarily and practicing agriculture? Please make sure to discuss demography. The Fermi Paradox: What is it? Why is it important? How does it relate to the Drake Equation? (see final PowerPoint). What is Big History? What does it try to do? How does it do this? What “Big History” processes do the Sumerians illustrate for us? How about the Egyptians?