Answers for “The lost City” with explanation

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Answers for “The lost City” with explanation

Answers Keywords Location Explanation
14. iv Line 4 depicts …… “His goal was to locate…..”. Line 6 states, “….. and Bingham’s plan was to… …
15. vi  ….. a track had recently been blasted down…….Almost all previous travelers had left the river at Ollantaytambo and taken a high pass across the mountains to rejoin the river………. … .. . but also therefore never passing through the area around Machu Picchu.
  • Means that before Bingham’s expedition using the recent track, previous travelers had no idea that the recent route has existed.
16. viii ……. And Bingham also seems to have been less than keen on …… “
  • Means for the time being Bingham also lost his interest in the expedition.
17. v ….. Bingham writes about the approach in vivid style.” ……… It seemed like unbelievable dream….”
  • vivid style + unbelievable dream = dramatic.
18. i His journey entries of the time reveal a much more gradual appreciation of his achievement. ….. rejoined his companions, to whom he seems to have said little about his discovery.
  • Meaning that Bingham writes in his notebook many things but doesn’t tell his companions much.
19. vii When he came to write the National Geographic magazine article that broke the story to the world in April 1913, …”
  • These lines suggest that Bingham wrote an article on Machu Picchu.
20. iii An idea which has gained wide acceptance over the past few years……
  • wide acceptance = common belief.
21. TRUE went, South America, search, Inca city paragraph A line 1 Hiram Bingham arrived in South America in 1911.

…exploration of the remote hinterland to the west of Cusco, the old capital of the Inca .. ..

22. FALSE particular route, down the Urubamba valley,  paragraph B,line 2 and 3 A track had recently been blasted down….almost all previous travelers had left the river at Ollantaytambo and taken a high pass across the mountains to rejoin the river………. … .. . but also therefore never passing through the area around Machu Picchu.”

It clearly means that before Bingham’s expedition using the recent track, previous travelers had no idea that the recent route have existed.

23. FALSE

 

understood, significance, Machu Picchu paragraph E, line 6 and 7 At this stage, Bingham didn’t realize the extent or the importance of the site….”
  • Bingham didn’t realize the extent or the importance= not understood the significance
 

24. NOT GIVEN

returned, in order to, evidence No such information is provided
25. rubber the track, down the Urubamba valley, for transportation paragraph B, line 2 and 3 A track had recently been blasted down… .. .. to enable rubber to be brought up by mules from the jungle.”
  • Meaning that the tract was built to enable the passage of rubber.
26. farmer ruins of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba valley, from a paragraph C line 1  Up the nearby hill to see some ruins that a local farmer, Melchor Arteaga, had told them about…

It was a local farmer who told Bingham’s team about the ruins.

 

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