LONGAEVA: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Reading Questions and Answers

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IELTS Reading PassageLONGAEVA: Ancient Bristlecone Pine

LONGAEVA: Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Questions 1-4

The reading Passage has nine paragraphs A-I. Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-I, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

1Human activity threats bristlecone pines habitat
Explanations for a ring of bristlecone pines
3An accountable recording provided from the past till now
4 Survived in a hostile environment

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Questions 5 – 7

Choose the correct letter, A, B, c, or D. Write your answers in boxes 5-7 on your answer sheet.

5 According to passage A, what aspect of bristlecone pines attracts the author’s attention?

ABrutal environment they live
BRemarkable long age
CThey only live in California
DOutstanding height

6 Why do we investigate Bristlecone pines in higher altitudes of California’s the White Mountains?

ABecause the oldest ones researched in this region
BBecause most bizarre ones are in this region
CBecause precipitation is rich in this region
DBecause sea level is comparatively high in this region

7 Why there are repeated patterns of wide and narrow rings?

A Because sea level rises which affect tree ring
B Because the tree ring pattern is completely random
C Because ancient organisms affect its growth
D Because the variation of climate change is different

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Questions 8-13

Complete the following summary of the paragraphs of Reading Passage, using no more than three words from the Reading Passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet.

The bristlecone’s special adaptation is beneficial for photosynthesizing, reserving the____8_____of leave replacement, and providing sufficient chlorophyll. Probably because seeds do not rely on primary _____9_____, the Germination rate is high. Because of cambium dieback, only narrow ____10_____ remain complete. Due to multiple factors such as windy, cold climate and____11_____, bristlecones’ rings have tight and solid structure full of resin. Moreover, bristlecone stands are safe from fire because of little ____12_____plants spread in this place. The summits of Owens Valley are higher than they emerge if you observe from a ___13_____.

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3Answer: D
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6Answer: A
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13Answer: DISTANCE


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