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Unformatted text preview: even older than that. The early Australians may have painted on the walls of rock shelters and cliff faces at least 30,000 years ago, and maybe as much as 60,000 years ago. 1在The word “marked” in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Considerable ○Surprising ○Limited ○Adequate 2在Paragraph 1 supports which of the following statements about painting in Europe? 160
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○It is much older than painting in Australia. ○It is as much as 28,000 years old. ○It is not as old as painting in southern Africa. ○It is much more than 30,000 years old. Paragraph 2在The researchers Peter Ucko and Andree Rosenfeld identified three rincipal locations of paintings in p the caves of western Europe: (1) in obviously inhabited rock shelters and cave entrances; (2) in galleries immediately off the inhabited areas of caves; and (3) in the inner reaches of caves, whose difficulty of access has been interpreted by some as a sign that magicalreligious activities were performed there. 3在The word “principal in the passage is closest in meaning to ” ○Major ○Likely ○Well protected ○Distinct 4 在 According to paragraph 2, what makes some researchers think that certain cave paintings were connected with magicalreligious activities? ○The paintings were located where many people could easily see them, allowing groups of people to participate in the magicalreligious activities. ○Upper Paleolithic people shared similar beliefs with contemporary peoples who use paintings of animals in their magicalreligious rituals. ○Evidence of magicalreligious activities has been found in galleries immediately off the inhabited areas of caves. ○The paintings were found in hardtoreach places away from the inhabited parts of the cave.
Paragraph 3 在 The subjects of the paintings are mostly animals. The paintings rest on bare walls, with no backdrops or environmental trappings Perhaps, like many contemporary peoples, Upper Paleolithic men and women .
believed that the drawing of a human image could cause death of injury, and if that were indeed their belief, it might explain why human figures are rarely depicted in cave art. Another explanation for the focus on animals might be that these people sought to improve their luck at hunting. This theory is suggested by evidence of chips in the painted figures, perhaps made by spears thrown at the drawings. But if improving their hunting luck was the chief motivation for the paintings, it is difficult to explain why only a few show signs of having been speared. Perhaps the paintings were inspired by the need to increase the supply of animals. Cave art seems to have reached a peak toward the end of the Upper Paleolithic period, when the herds of game were decreasing .
5在The word “trappings” in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Conditions
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