【小站原创】TPO37托福阅读文本及答案解析（Thales and the Milesians）
- 2017年06月12日15:09 来源：小站教育作者：小站托福编辑
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1. Why does the author discuss the question "What is the world made of?" posed by Thales?
A. To help explain how Thales differed from earlier Greek thinkers.
B. To trace the origin of the question through ancient history.
C. To emphasize that the answer to the question proposed by Thales was the first correct solution.
D. To suggest why the question remained unanswered for so long.
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本题根据题干What is the world made of?定位到第一段这一句：He posed a very basic question: "What is the world made of ? " Many others had asked the same question before him, but Thales based his answer strictly on what he had observed and what he could reason out-not on imaginative stories about the gods or the supernatural. 本句大意是说明其他人在Thales之前也提出过相同的问题，但是Thales是把他的理论基于观察到的现象和推理上，而不是想象中的关于神和超自然的故事。所以这段话是主要说明Thales这个人的观点和前人观点有何不同，选项A符合。选项B说追溯问题的源头，选项C是说这个问题是第一个正确的问题，选项D说解释为什么这个问题一直没有人解答。都不合适。