Academic Reading Passage-2

This is an MCQ quiz on IELTS, which includes questions on passage reading and answering multiple choice questions based on the passage.

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Why did scientists suggest that those people were killed whilst running away?

Their skeletons showed signs of fatal trauma

There were 16 children

During that period organized group violence was very frequent

Their skeletons didn't show any signs of defensive wounds

Which of the following phrases best describes the main aim of the Reading Passage?

To describe fighting among different species

To introduce principles of contemporary archaeology and its application

To introduce some relics of humans' warfare for further discussion whether violence is innate or not

To suggest ways of interpreting humans' violence

What did archaeologists in southern Germany discover?

Remains of 34 dead animals

Graveyard containing 34 skeletons

Relics of early civilization

9 adult males, 7 adult females and 16 children

Why do human beings fight, according to the article?

Because they have been fighting wars for thousands of years

Because chimpanzees, who are humans' closest relatives, engage in warfare

Because humans inherited predilection for warfare from their ape-like ancestors

Because fighting is their inbuilt instinct

According to the passage, which species are also engaged in warfare?





When did archaeologists discover a mass grave of 34 skeletons?





In 1983, archaeologists in southern Germany discovered a mass grave containing 34 skeletons. They included 9 adult males, 7 adult females, and 16 children.

  All of the skeletons showed signs of fatal trauma, including head wounds. None of them showed any signs of defensive wounds, suggesting they were killed whilst running away.

  The "Talheim Death Pit" dates from the Stone Age, around 7,000 years ago. It offers some of the oldest evidence of organized group violence between two communities: that is, of war.

  Clearly, humans have been fighting wars for thousands of years, and we may not be the only ones. There is growing evidence that several other species also engage in warfare, including our closest relatives the chimpanzees.

  That suggests we have inherited our predilection for warfare from our ape-like ancestors. But not everyone agrees that warfare is inbuilt.

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