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The Development Of Museums IELTS Reading Answers

The Development Of Museums IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Development Of Museums’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 14. 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

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 ii Such developments have been criticised as an intolerable vulgarisation, but the success of many historical theme parks and similar locations suggests that the majority of the public does not share this opinion. Paragraph B;

Last line 

2 vi In a related development, the sharp distinction between museum and heritage sites on the one hand, and theme parks on the other, is gradually evaporating. Paragraph C;

First line 

3 i they are also operating in a very competitive environment, where visitors make choices on how and where to spend their free time Paragraph D;

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4 iii It could be claimed that in order to make everything in heritage more ‘real’, historical accuracy must be increasingly altered. For example, Pithecanthropus erectus is depicted in an Indonesian museum with Malay facial features, because this corresponds to public perceptions. Paragraph E;

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5 B Museums used to look – and some still do – much like storage rooms of objects packed together in showcases: good for scholars who wanted to study the subtle differences in design, but not for the ordinary visitor, to whom it all looked alike. Paragraph A;

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6 A The key word in heritage display is now ‘experience’, the more exciting the better and, if possible, involving all the senses Paragraph B;

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7 A they already borrow ideas and concepts from one another. Paragraph C;

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8 D Those who are professionally engaged in the art of interpreting history are thus in a difficult position, as they must steer a narrow course between the demands of ‘evidence’ and ‘attractiveness’, Paragraph D;

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9 C Such presentations tell us more about contemporary perceptions of the world than about our ancestors Paragraph C;

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10 B Human bias is inevitable, but another source of bias in the representation of history has to do with the transitory nature of the materials themselves. The simple fact is that not everything from history survives the historical process. Paragraph F;

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11 FALSE Theme parks are undergoing other changes, too, as they try to present more serious social and cultural issues, and move away from fantasy. Paragraph D;

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12 NOT GIVEN
13 FALSE  In a town like Leyden in Holland, which in the seventeenth century was occupied by approximately the same number of inhabitants as today, people lived within the walled town, an area more than five times smaller than modern Leyden Paragraph F;

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14 TRUE It could be claimed that in order to make everything in heritage more ‘real’, historical accuracy must be increasingly altered Paragraph E;

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