Academic Reading Test 4 Part 3

Questions 27-30
Reading Passage 3 has seven paragraphs, A-G.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 27-30 on your answer sheet.

27 a belief that we may have strong, positive feelings for robots in the future

28 a description of how the human brain developed over time

29 a contrast between our reaction to various objects and our reaction to robots

30 an example of robots which people have a very negative reaction to

Questions 31-33
Look at the following statements and the list of scientists below. Match each statement to the correct scientist, A-E. Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 31-33 on your answer sheet.

List of scientists
A. MacDorman
B. Professor Hiroshi lshiguro
C. Charles Darwin
D. Ayse Pinar Saygin
E. Masahiro Mori

31 We feel disgusted when things don't move as we think they will.

32 We feel visual disgust when animal faces appear similar to human faces

33 The causes of the 'Uncanny Valley' effect are not just biological.

Questions 34-36
Complete the sentences below. Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 34-36 on your answer sheet.
34 The 'uncanny valley' concerns the relationship between how much a robot looks like a human and the amount of people feel.
35 Scientists think that the development of played an important part in the development of the modern mind.
36 The 'uncanny valley' reaction is also seen when people look at which have been changed a little.

Questions 37-40
Do the following statements agree with the views of the author in Reading Passage 3?
In boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with the views of the author
NO if the statement contradicts the views of the author
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the author thinks about this

37 It is surprising that people can have strong emotional feelings for objects.

38 The term 'uncanny valley' is very difficult for many people to understand.

39 The research in California adequately explains the 'uncanny valley' effect.

40 Researchers will probably learn to overcome the 'uncanny valley' effect.

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