考古学 TPO32-L1 ancient bananas

1. What is the lecture mainly about?

A. The history of archaeology in Africa

B. Traditional methods of archaeological research

C. Controversial new archaeological findings

D. The study of archaeology in Southeast Asia


2. What excites the professor about the field of archaeology?

A. Established theories can be challenged by new evidence.

B. The technology used in archaeology is always improving.

C. Archaeology deals with basic issues of human societies.

D. Archaeologists often work in interesting parts of the world.


3. According to the professor, what can scientists learn by examining ancient phytoliths?

A. The nutrients a plant took in.

B. The age of a certain sediment layer.

C. What a plant was used for.

D. What type of plant produced them.


4. What are the implications of the theory that bananas arrived in Africa 5,000 years ago? (click on 2 answers)

A. Agriculture developed in Africa earlier than previously assumed.

B. Contact between Africa and Asia occurred earlier than previously assumed.

C. People have inhabited Southeast Asia longer than previously assumed.

D. The banana plant is a more ancient plant than was previously assumed.


5. What does the professor consider a weakness of the study on bananas in Africa?

A. It did not produce accurate data.

B. Its results are of little importance.

C. Its conclusions are not supported by other studies.

D. It does not make good use of advanced technology.


6. Why does the professor say this?

A. To announce her intentions to continue the study herself.

B. To encourage her students to do archaeological research.

C. To discredit the recent research on bananas and phytoliths.

D. To highlight the university’s reputation in archaeology.


答案:C A D AB C B

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