General Reading Test 4 part 5

Questions 30-31
Read the article about Neanderthals on the side webpage .
Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.
Write your answers in boxes 30-31 on your answer sheet.

30 What is it that scientists have until this research been unable to understand?

31 What did the research team base their investigations on?

Questions 32-34
Which of the following information about Neanderthals and Homo sapiens is provided in the passage?
Choose THREE letters A-G. Write your answers in boxes 32-34 on your answer sheet.

A Neanderthals' visual cortex was about the same size as their eye sockets.
B Neanderthals probably spent more time in relative darkness than did Homo sapiens.
C Neanderthals had heavier skeletons than Homo sapiens.
D Neanderthals were less physically adept than Homo sapiens.
E Neanderthals had significantly smaller brains than Homo sapiens.
F Neanderthals were more socially adept than Homo sapiens.
G Neanderthals may have suffered due to conducting an insufficient amount of trade.

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Question No 34.

Question 35
Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.
Write your answer in box 35 on your answer sheet.
The research team's overall conclusion was that ...
A. Neanderthals' brains were too small to control their large bodies.
B. Homo sapiens survived longer than Neanderthals due to their superior intelligence.
C. Neanderthals were less intelligent than had previously been thought.
D. The brains of Neanderthals were geared in a way that did not ultimately benefit them.

Questions 36-40
Complete the summary. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 36-40 on your answer sheet.

Previous studies and emerging evidence
Study of Neanderthal skulls and 36 images helped researchers conclude that although Neanderthals and Homo sapiens had 37 , their mental development differed. Other evidence suggests that some Neanderthals and Homo sapiens may have shared 38 rather than fight over them. Modem humans may have Neanderthal 39 as a result of possible interbreeding. However, Neanderthals did not survive, and this may be largely due to their inability to build 40 .

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