Listen to part of a lecture in a European history class.
- 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.
- Based on the lecture, indicate whether each of the following is true about spices in medieval Europe.
|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.|
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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