TPO53-L3 The History of Tea
Listen to part of a lecture in a world history class.
- What is the main purpose of the lecture?
- A. To give reasons for the rise in popularity of tea drinking in England
- B. To trace the historical development of tea drinking around the world
- C. To contrast Asian tea drinking practices with European ones
- D. To show why tea drinking developed into a formal cultural ritual
- What is the professor’s opinion about the origin of tea drinking?
- A. She is pleased that it was a scientist that made the discovery.
- B. She believes that the story of the Chinese emperor is historically accurate.
- C. She doubts that tea drinking actually had its origin in China.
- D. She thinks that the true origin of tea drinking may never be known.
- The professor discusses the role of tea in China, Japan, and England. What does she emphasize as an important effect that tea had in all three countries?
- A. The tea trade led to more efficient business practices in each country.
- B. Tea drinking improved the health of people in all three countries.
- C. Tea drinking became a part of each country’s cultural identity.
- D. The use of tea supported the existing class structure of each country.
- According to the professor, why was tea NOT popular at first when it was brought to Europe?
- A. It was of poor quality.
- B. Most people could not afford it.
- C. Most people thought it was dangerous.
- D. People did not know what to do with it.
- What does the professor imply about eighteenth-century records of the amount of tea imported into England?
- A. They somewhat exaggerate the importance of the tea trade in that century.
- B. They show that demand for tea remained low until the end of the century.
- C. They are inaccurate because so much tea was imported illegally.
- D. They provide proof that the tea trade led to periods of economic crisis.
- Indicate whether each of the following is a reason the professor gives for the increased popularity of tea in England.
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|Is a Reason Given||Is Not a Reason Given|
|The King announced that people should drink more tea.||A||B|
|Many people wanted to imitate the new Queen.||A||B|
|A direct shipping route helped increase the supply of tea.||A||B|
|Tea drinking became a social activity appropriate for everyone.||A||B|
|People became more aware of the health benefits of tea.||A||B|