Practice Questions: True/False/Not Given
Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
Although scientific study of underwater noises did not begin before our century, their existence has long been known. Leonardo da Vinci, the famous artist-inventor of the fifteenth century, is credited with recommending that a person listen to the handle of an oar dipped vertically into the water. Primitive fishermen in the South Seas and West Africa actually use this method, having invented it for themselves. Vibrations that begin as underwater sounds are transmitted by the wood with enough energy for a human ear to notice if it is pressed against the handle. Fishermen who use the method rely upon the fact that fish are, as is now clear from scientific research, ‘incredibly garrulous’.
Do the following statements agree with the information in the text? Choose:
TRUE - if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE - if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN - if there is no information on this
1. There was awareness of underwater noises prior to the 21st century.
2. Leonardo da Vinci tried the ‘oar method’ of listening to underwater sounds.
3. Primitive fishermen were the first to invent the ‘oar method’ of listening to underwater sounds.
4. Research has proven that fish communicate a lot.
ANSWERS (first write your answers then check with ours):
2. NOT GIVEN
3. NOT GIVEN
4. TRUE - '...fish are...‘incredibly garrulous’. (garrulous = talkative )