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Short reading comprehension passages with questions and answers- 25


(Brief-answer Questions)

Reading – I

25. Read the following composition attentively and answer any five of the questions:

The modern practice of history begins with written records; evidence of human culture without writing is the realm of prehistory. The writing process first evolved from economic necessity in the ancient near East. Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities.  Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration outgrew the power of memory and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. The Dispilio Tablet, which was carbon dated to the 6th millennium BC, may be evidence that writing was used even earlier than that.

a.   Is the statement "The modern practice of history begins without writing" true or false or irrelevent?

Ans: False

b.   Find out a synonym of the word "Transmit" and make a sentence of your own with that synonymous word.

Ans: Transfer: The fund has not been transferred yet.

c.    "The complexity of trade and administration outgrew the power of memory." Is the statement true or false or irrelevant?

Ans: True

d.      What part of speech is the word "human" in the first sentence of the passage?

Ans: Adjective

e.       What is the full form of BC?

Ans: Before Christ


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