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Answers for “Bringing Cinnamon to Europe” with explanation


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Answers Keywords Location Explanation
1. Oils  Biblical times, Added Paragraph 1, Line 2-4 It was known in biblical times, and is mentioned in several books of the Bible, both as an ingredient that was mixed with oils for anointing people’s bodies.
2. Friendship    Used, Show, Between people Paragraph 1, Line-4 “…..people’s bodies and also as a token indicating friendship among lovers and friends.”

*token indicating = show, lovers and friends = people

3.  Funerals    Ancient Rome, Used, Sweet smell Paragraph 1, Line 5-6 The line mentioned, that “In ancient Rome, mourners attending funerals burnt cinnamon to create a pleasant scent.”

*pleasant scent = sweet smell

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This indicates cinnamon was burnt at funerals for creating a sweet smell.

4. Wealth  Food, Meat, Middle ages, Person’s Paragraph 1, Line- 9 The author mentions, “…At a banquet, a host would offer guests a plate with spices piled upon it as a sign of the wealth at his or her disposal.”

*Sign = Indication

5. Indigestion Treatment, Other health problems Paragraph 1, Line- 11 The author states, “…Cinnamon was also reported to have health benefits, and was thought to cure various ailments, such as indigestion.”

*Cure = treatment, Various ailments = other health problems

6.India Middle ages, Grown Paragraph 2, Line- 5 “They took it from India, where it was grown, …”
7. Camels  Merchants, Bring, Mediterranean Paragraph 2, Line- 3 “….At that time, cinnamon was transported by Arab merchants, who closely guarded the secret of the source of the spice from potential rivals.” The next line has the answer. “…. They took it from India, where it was grown, on camels via an overland route to the Mediterranean.”. As we find the mention of the word Mediterranean, we can understand that they used camels to bring cinnamon to the Mediterranean.
8.  Alexandria  Arrived in, Mediterranean Paragraph 2, Line- 6 The author writes, “..to the Mediterranean. Their journey ended when they reached Alexandria.”

Arrived = reached

9. Venice Traders, Sold, Destinations, Europe Paragraph 2, Line- 6 European traders sailed there to purchase their supply of cinnamon, then brought it back to Venice. The spice then travelled from that great trading city to markets all around Europe.” This means the traders took cinnamon to Venice and then sold it all around Europe.
10. True  Portuguese, Control, Ceylon, 16th century Paragraph 3, Line- 10  “In 1518, the Portuguese built a fort on Ceylon, which enabled them to protect the island, so helping them to develop a monopoly on the cinnamon trade and generate very high profits. In the late 16th century, for example, they enjoyed a tenfold profit. … .”
11. False The Dutch, Cinnamon trade, The Portuguese, arrived Paragraph 4, Line-  5  “…By 1640, the Dutch broke the 150-year Portuguese monopoly when they overran and occupied their factories.”
12. Not given The Dutch, Larger quantities, Wild trees Paragraph 5, Line- 5 “Eventually, the Dutch began cultivating their own cinnamon trees to supplement the diminishing number of wild trees available for use.” But this doesn’t confirm for us about the quantity of cinnamon produced by the trees planted by the Dutch or wild species of cinnamon trees.
13. False  Spice trade, Maintained, Economic importance, 19th century Paragraph 6, Line- 5  Not only was a monopoly of cinnamon becoming impossible, but also the spice trade overall was diminishing in economic potential. …” This means cinnamon trade could not maintain economic importance during the 19th century.


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