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    There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese

    IEUU reading comprehension. Are my answers correct?

    There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese engaged in sporting activities as early as 2000 BC. Gymnastics appears to have been a popular sport in China's ancient past. Monuments to the Pharaohs indicate that a number of sports, including swimming and fishing, were
    well-developed and regulated several thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt. Other Egyptian sports included javelin throwing, high jump, and wrestling. Ancient Persian sports such as the traditional Iranian martial art of Zourkhaneh had a close connection to the warfare skills. Among
    other sports that originate in ancient Persia are polo and jousting.
    A wide range of sports were already established by the time of Ancient Greece, and the military culture and the development of sports in Greece influenced one another considerably. Sports became such an important part of their culture that the Greeks created the Olympic Games, which in ancient times were held every four years in a small village in the Peloponnesus called Olympia.
    Sports have been increasingly organized and regulated from the time of the ancient Olympics up to the present century. Industrialization has brought increased leisure time to the citizens of developed and developing countries, leading to more time for citizens to attend and follow spectator sports, greater participation in athletic activities, and increased accessibility. These trends continued with the appearance of mass media and global communication. Professionalism became more widespread, further adding to the increase in sport's popularity, as sports fans began following the achievements of professional athletes through radio, television, and the internet – all while enjoying the exercise and competition associated with amateur participation in sports.


    1. What does the passage mainly discuss?

    1) The effect of sports on human relations
    2) Sports in different countries
    3) The history of sports
    4) The origins of early sports


    1. 3 (Am I right?)
    Or it must be 4?
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    Re: There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese

    As I said in your other reading comprehension post, it would be good if you identified for us the parts of the piece which you believe back up your choice of answer(s).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese

    In these kinds of questions we should choose the most comprehensive one. # 1 and 4 are not comprehensive, I suppose. After reviewing the first sentences of the given paragraphs and the last sentence of the last paragraph I decided to choose #3. However, I cannot leave out # 4, too.

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    Re: There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese

    Only 3 works for me.

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