Secrets of The Forest Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Secrets of the Forest’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1-13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that help you find out the answers.

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Answers

The answers to questions 1-13 are given below with their explanations.

Question Number Answer Keywords Location of Keywords
1 v In 1942 Allan R Holmberg, doctoral student, anthropology, Yale, ventured, jungle, Bolivian Amazonia Section A; lines 1-2
2 i The apparent simplicity, Indian ways of life, evolutionary adaptation, forest ecology, Amazonia could not, complex society Section B; lines 5-7
3 vi The archaeological evidence, natural history, Amazonia, tied, activities, prehistoric inhabitants. Section D; last 2 lines
4 YES The apparent simplicity, Indian ways of life, evolutionary adaptation, forest ecology, Amazonia could not, complex society Section B; lines 5-7
5 YES The popular conception, Amazonia, native residents, consequential, true, human history, past 11,000 years, that view, myth Section C; lines 1-3
6 NOT GIVEN
7 NO The evidence, revised view, Amazonia, take many people, surprise. Ecologists, assumed, tropical ecosystems, shaped entirely, natural forces Section D; first 2 lines
8 YES whose presence, crucial, survival, forest Section F; line 4
9 YES judicious management, parts, support more people, anyone thought before Section F; lines 6-7
10 C The Siriono, Holmberg, “strikingly backward” existence Section A; line 3
11 B Archaeological traces of far more elaborate cultures have been dismissed as the ruins of invaders from outside the region Section B; linies 7-8
12 B natural history, Amazonia, surprising extent tied to, activities, prehistoric inhabitants Section C; last 2 lines
13 C new understanding, pre-history of Amazonia, points toward, middle ground Section F; lines 5-6

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