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1. T/F: The accession process involves assigning an object or a document an "accession number".

a) True.
b) False.

2. T/F: An object or document's accession number is never the same as its catalog number.

a) True.
b) False.

3. Objects or documents may be deaccessioned from a collection for the following reason(s):

a) They have physically deteriorated and are hazardous.
b) They are not within the repository's mission or scope of collections.
c) Nobody likes them.
d) All of the above.
e) a & b.

4. A curator is often in charge of:

a) Arranging luncheons.
b) Research for exhibitions.
c) Cleaning artifacts.
d) None of the above.

5. T/F: A government or academic repository is never a museum.

a) True.
b) False.

6. T/F: A registrar's job always includes working on inventory and loan management.

a) True.
b) False.

7. A bequest involves:

a) The best method to clean an object or group of objects.
b) The purchase of a collection.
c) Risk management.
d) The transfer of a collection under the terms of a deceased person's will.

8. A repository's acquisition and accession policies should be based on:

a) How many objects they have.
b) Their mission statement and goals.
c) The whims of the director.
d) How much shelving they have.
e) None of the above.

9. The archeological collections of an archive does not include:

a) Written documents associated with an archeological project.
b) Photographs and videos.
c) Raw analytical data.
d) Digital data.
e) None of the above.

10. Background research on existing collections of material remains and associated records in a repository may be most useful to:

a) Assist in the formulation of the project design and collecting strategy for a new archeological field project.
b) Reconstruct pots for an exhibition.
c) Anticipate storage needs for future collections.
d) Conserve an object or document.


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