历史 TPO18-L3 Spices

TPO18-L3

Spices

Listen to part of a lecture in a European history class.

 



  1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?
  • A. To explore the use of spices in cooking in the Middle Ages.
  • B. To explain the significance of spices for medieval society.
  • C. To describe how the spice trade evolved in medieval Europe.
  • D. To examine changes in the role that spices played in the Middle Ages.

 

  1. Based on the lecture, indicate whether each of the following is true about spices in medieval Europe.
  Yes No
They had to be imported.    
They were unaffordable for many people.    
They were used to preserve meat during the winter.    
They were believed to have medicinal properties.    
Their sale in public markets was closely regulated.    
  1. What two factors explain why medieval Europeans did not use spices to cover the taste of spoiled meat?
    [CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
  • A. Fresh meat was less expensive than spices were.
  • B. Spices were mainly used in incense and perfume.
  • C. The sale of spoiled food was prohibited.
  • D. Salt was cheaper than most spices were.

 

  1. Why does the professor mention the collapse of the Roman Empire?
  • A. To indicate that the spice trade became more direct.
  • B. To explain why the price of pepper suddenly increased
  • C. To indicate that spices were not available in Europe for centuries
  • D. To explain why the origins of spices became more mysterious

 

  1. What does the professor say about European explorers during the age of discovery?
  • A. Their discoveries caused the price of certain spices to increase.
  • B. They were responding to the demand for spices.
  • C. They did not expect to find spices during their explorations.
  • D. Their main goal was to discover unknown lands.

 

  1. Why does the professor say this: 🎧

 

  • A. To indicate that pepper was commonly used as payment.
  • B. To indicate where pepper could be found at the time.
  • C. To emphasize the high value of pepper at the time.
  • D. To suggest that pepper was nearly as plentiful as gold.


答案:
B AABAB AC D B C

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