Unformatted text preview: caves ○To give a possible reason for the strange appearance of the men painted on the cave walls 10. According to paragraph 5, if the man pictured with the birdlike head is not a shaman, he may have worn the headmask ○to look like an animal while a hunt took place ○to frighten off other hunters competing for food ○to prove that he is not a shaman ○to resist forces of nature thought to be present in animals Paragraph 6 Perhaps so much time has passed that there will never be satisfactory answers to the cave images, but their mystique only adds to their importance. C ertainly a great art exists, and by its existence reveals that ancient human beings were not without intelligence, skill, and sensitivity.
11. According to paragraph 6, why might the puzzling questions about the paintings never be answered? ○Keeping the paintings a mystery will increase their importance. ○The artists hid their tools with great intelligence and skill. ○Too many years have gone by since the images were painted. ○Answering the question is not very important to scholars. Paragraph 2: One of the most puzzling aspects of the paintings is their location. Other rock paintings—for example, those of Bushmen in South Africa—are either located near cave entrances or completely in the open. █Cave paintings in France and Spain, however, are in recesses and caverns far removed from original cave entrances. █This means that artists were forced to work in cramped spaces and without sources of natural light. █It also implies that whoever made them did not want them to be easily found. █Since cave dwellers normally lived close to entrances, there must have been some reason why so many generationsof Lascaux cave dwellers hid their art.
12. Look at the four squares [■] that indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage.
This made it easy for the artists to paint and display them for the rest of the cave dwellers.
Where would the sentence best fit?
13. Directions: An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary because they express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in the passage. This question is worth 2 points.
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Scholars have wondered about the meaning of the subjects, location, and overpainting of Lascaux cave images. Answer Choices ○The paintings may have recorded information about animal migrations, and may only have been useful for one migration at a time. ○The human figures represented in the paintings appear to be less carefully shaped than those of animals.
○It is possible that the animals in the paintings were of mythical significance to the tribe, and the paintings reflecte...
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