What’s so Funny? Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘What’s so Funny’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14-27. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that prove the answers.

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Answers

The answers with explanations are given below

Question Number Answers Keywords Location of Keywords
14. False Arthur Koestler, laughter, biologically, important Paragraph 1; last line
15. Not GIven Plato, humour, above-average, intelligence Paragraph 2
16. True Kant, release, nervous energy Paragraph 2, line 3
17. `False Humour, ignored, Aristotle Paragraph 2, line 4
18. True Graeme Ritchie, jokes, artificial intelligence Paragraph 3; 1st sentence
19. Not Given Comedians, personal situations, source of humour Paragraph 3;last sentence
20. True Chimpanzees, noises, playing Paragraph 5; line 4
21. Problem Solving Right prefrontal cortex, light up Paragraph 8; line 3
22. Temporal lobes Active, too Paragraph 8; line 6
23. Evaluating information Orbital prefrontal cortex, activated Paragraph 8; last sentence
24. C Brain, most difficult task Paragraph 9; last line
25. A Language, developed, humans Paragraph 10
26. F Individual responses, humour Paragraph 10
27. D Peter Derks, humour Paragraph 11; last sentence

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