In the early 1900s, large numbers of Neanderthal skeletons were found in the Dordogne region of southern France. And scientists decided that they finally had enough information to say what a Neanderthal Man looked like. They gave the job of rebuilding a Neanderthal Man to a French scientist called Marcellin Boule.
After studying the bones for many months, Boule began writing reports that described the Neanderthal Man as looking more like an animal than a human being. A curved spine, he said, stopped the Neanderthal Man from standing upright and forced it to hold its head forward. Nor could it fully extend its legs. And, like a monkey, it could pick up and hold things with its feet.
In 1957, however, British scientists looked again at the skeleton Boule had studied. And they decided that most of Boule’s ideas were wrong. The Neanderthal’s feet could not hold things, and its spine was not curved. Neanderthals could stand upright, but the skeleton Boule had studied had arthritis. And when they calculated the size of the Neanderthal’s brain, they decided that it was as large as the brain of early Homo sapiens.
71 Which century is mentioned in this passage?
the 18th century the 19th century the 20th century the 21st century
72 What is this passage mainly about?
The French scientist’s rebuilding of the Neanderthals
The study of the Neanderthal skeletons in the 1900s
The corrected knowledge on the Neanderthals
The similarities between the Neanderthals and the monkeys
74 Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage about Marcellin Boule?
He was praised for rebuilding the Neanderthal Man in the early 1900s.
He was a French scientist who wrote reports about the Neanderthal Man.
His ideas were later overturned by other scientists.
He described the Neanderthals as more like monkeys than mankind.
- PONYLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
第一題 1901-1999年 是指 20th century1801-1899年 是指 19th century所以本文提到的1900-1957也是指 20th century；即第三選項才是答案
第二題 a. 只是本文的一小部份不足代表本段的主旨b. 同a.理由c. 文意範圍最廣 ；the corrected knowledge on the Neanderthals也指對尼安德塔人有修正後的瞭解及認識；所以答案在此d. 同a.b. 理由
第三題 a. No (他並沒有因此受到讚揚 was praised)；所以答案在此b. Yesc. Yesc. Yes