Russian Icons – IELTS Reading Answers
The Academic passage ‘Russian Icons’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test.
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The answers to questions 28-40 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|28||FALSE||religious paintings, always held, spiritual significance, believers in Russia||Para 1, lines 2-3|
|29||TRUE||Soviet art historians, emphasise, uniqueness, Russian icon tradition, role, cultural development, 12th, 16th century Russia||Para 1, last 3 lines|
|30||TRUE||detach, icons from, churches, cathedrals, display, secular art galleries||Para 2, first 2 lines|
|31||TRUE||display them, secular art galleries||Para 2, line 2|
|32||TRUE||encouraging the spectator to concentrate, artistic merits||Para 2, line 5|
|33||FALSE||mocking, ignorance, Russian peasants||Para 2, lines 8-9|
|34||C||icons, impassive cream walls, social commentaries, nineteenth century Russian realist painters, paintings, Soviet era||Para 2, lines 4-9|
|35||A||emphasises, dignity, universal emotional, intellectual, spiritual integrity, man, without reference, God||Para 2, lines 13-15|
|36||B||representative selection of icons, 15th, 17th century||Para 3, line 4|
|37||A||guidebook stresses, harmonious lines, as if, original architects, designed, with, future purpose in mind||Para 3, last 2 lines|
|38||human motherhood||but, symbol, human motherhood||Para 4, line 2|
|39||humanistic interpretation||do not lend themselves to humanistic interpretation||Para 5, lines 4-5|
|40||Andrei Rublev||name, painter, considered, most, beautiful ‘Trinity’ icon, Andrei Rublev||Para 5, lines 8-9|
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