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5. According to paragraph 2, which of the following were subjects of rock paintings in the Sahara? (A) Horses and chariots (B) Sheep and goats (C) Hyksos invaders from Egypt (D) Camels and cattle 6. What function does paragraph 3 serve in the organization of the passage as a whole? (A) It contrasts the development of iron technology in West Asia and West Africa. (B) It discusses a non-agricultural contribution to Africa from Asia. (C) It introduces evidence that a knowledge of copper working reached Africa and Europe at the same time. (D) It compares the rates at which iron technology developed in different parts of Africa. 7. The word “ profound ” in the passage is closest in meaning to (A) fascinating (B) far-reaching (C) necessary (D) temporary 8. The word “ ritual ” in the passage is closest in meaning to (A) military (B) physical (C) ceremonial (D) permanent 9. According to paragraph 4, all of the following were social effects of the new metal technology in Africa EXCEPT: (A) Access to metal tools and weapons created greater social equality. (B) Metal weapons increased the power of warriors. (C) Iron tools helped increase the food supply. (D) Technical knowledge gave religious power to its holders. 10. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. (A) While American iron makers developed the latest furnaces, African iron makers continued using earlier techniques. (B) Africans produced iron much earlier than Americans, inventing technologically sophisticated heating systems. (C) Iron making developed earlier in Africa than in the Americas because of the ready availability of carbon and iron ore. (D) Both Africa and the Americas developed the capacity for making iron early, but African metallurgy developed at a slower rate.
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TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep 7 READING PRACTICE SET 1 11. The word “ fleeing ” in the passage is closest in meaning to (A) afraid of (B) displaced by (C) running away from (D) responding to 12. Paragraph 6 mentions all of the following as possible causes of the “Bantu explosion” EXCEPT (A) superior weapons (B) better hunting skills (C) peaceful migration (D) increased population 13. In paragraph 6 of the passage, there is a missing sentence. The paragraph is repeated below and shows four letters (A, B, C, and D) that indicate where the following sentence could be added. These people had a significant linguistic impact on the continent as well. Where would the sentence best fit? The diffusion of agriculture and later of iron was accompanied by a great movement of people who may have carried these innovations. These people probably originated in eastern Nigeria. (A) Their migration may have been set in motion by an increase in population caused by a movement of peoples fleeing the desiccation, or drying up, of the Sahara. (B) They spoke a language, proto-Bantu (“bantu” means
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