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Reading Comprehension: Detail Questions

Which of the following is stated as a justification for thinking that the bog people could have been human sacrifices?

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts information in the passage. The passage states that the bog people died in the winter or early spring.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts information in the passage. The passage states that No trace was found of summer or autumn fruits in the last meals of either the Grauballe or Tollund man.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts information in the passage. The passage states that the bog people had well-groomed bodies, which shows that they took good care of their bodies while alive.

Incorrect.

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The passage does not state that food was absent in the remains of the Tollund and Grauballe men, but only that a particular kind of food was absent (summer or autumn fruit).

Good!

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The third paragraph states:good nutrition, an indication of general health, justifies the thought that they may have been members of the upper class, which supports the theory that they were human sacrifices (rather than just criminals or victims).

evidence of the bog people's general physical condition
the absence of food in the stomach of the Tollund man and the Grauballe man
the fact that the bog people did not take good care of their bodies while they were alive
the slight amount of summer and autumn fruit found in the stomachs of the Tollund man and the Grauballe man
the conclusion that the bog people died in either autumn or summer