Does the following statement reflect the claims of the writer in the reading passage?

YES If the statement reflects the claims of the writer

NO If the statement contradicts the claims of the writer

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1     The greatest threat to Venice is rising sea-levels.

Floods were once the greatest threat to Venice. That danger has not receded, but the tsunami of tourists pouring into the city could cause greater harm. Venetians are being driven out of the city by skyrocketing rent while giant cruise ships dwarf the skyline, risking a disaster like the Costa Concordia, the boat that sank off the Tuscan coast. There’s even talk of building a Venice theme park just outside the city. Saving Venice is not just important for Venetians but for all humanity.

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Do the following statements reflect the claims of the writer in the reading passage?

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NO If the statement contradicts the claims of the writer

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1    Each buoy will be suspended 10 miles below the surface.

2    The new system will help scientists to hear whales.

3    Scientists will use this survey to compare whale vocalizations.

Thanks to a newly developed system of drifting buoys, scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Townsville, QLD, will have a much better chance of hearing beaked whales in their deep water habitat off the West Coast. About 20 buoys will be deployed from Centre’s ship Lotus, each with a listening device suspended 330 feet below the ocean surface to record the whales’ vocalizations. Over the 20-day deployment, each buoy is expected to drift as much as 10 nautical miles per day and cover 100 to 200 miles over the course of the survey.

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Does the following statement reflect the claims of the writer in the reading passage?

YES If the statement reflects the claims of the writer

NO If the statement contradicts the claims of the writer

NOT GIVEN If it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

1     Ideas that seemingly come from nowhere are apparently the right solution to a  problem.

Analytical thought is best used for problems in which known strategies have been laid out for solutions, such as arithmetic. But for new problems without a set path for finding a solution, insight is often best. The new study shows that more weight should be placed on these sudden thoughts. When a solution to a problem seems to have come to you out of thin air, it turns out you’ve more than likely been struck with the right idea, according to a new study.

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