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1. Who owns a collection is important to know because:

a) Owners are responsible for dusting their own artifacts or records.
b) It establishes who is responsible for paying for its long-term care.
c) Different agencies have different standards for care of their objects.
d) b & c.
e) a & b.

2. The lack of growth management and deaccessioning strategies has contributed to:

a) A complete and accurate picture of American archeological resources.
b) Total chaos.
c) The amassing of overwhelmingly large archeological collections.
d) No problems whatsoever.

3. Although very important standards are provided in 36 CFR Part 79, the regulations do not:

a) Assign responsibility for collections.
b) Authorize a grant program to assist in assessing, inventorying, and rehabilitating collections for the long term.
c) Set up a system to certify repositories that meet the standards.
d) Discuss conditions for curatorial services to be set forth in contracts and memoranda of agreement.
e) a, c & d.
f) b & c.

4. T/F : Information management and records management in repositories have been changing rapidly in recent years.

a) True.
b) False.

5. T/F: 36 CFR Part 79 states that records are not valuable and do not have to be kept longer than 50 years.

a) True.
b) False.

6. Many repositories charge fees to care for collections that they do not own. Criteria used to establish these fees are:

a) Comparisons with the fees of nearby repositories.
b) Cost of utilities.
c) Air quality.
d) Law enforcement.
e) a & b.
f) b & d.

7. One effect of curation fees on archeological field work is:

a) Longer hours in the field.
b) Flotation is not performed as frequently.
c) Fewer artifacts are collected during surveys.
d) Fewer field crew are fired.

8. T/F : Basic catalogs and inventories of collections have always been up-to-date at most repositories.

a) True.
b) False.

9. T/F : Many archeological field records in existing collections are deteriorated and stored in unsafe conditions.

a) True.
b) False.

10. Deaccessioning is an increasingly important issue for archeological collections because:

a) We have too much stuff.
b) No new information can be recovered from existing collections.
c) There are many collections with large numbers of redundant items and not enough space to store new collections.
d) It does not relate to repatriation.


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