【小站原创】TPO39托福阅读文本及答案解析（Early Writing Systems）
- 2017年06月14日14:04 来源：小站教育作者：小站托福编辑
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1. Paragraph 1 supports which of the following ideas about the method of preserving cuneiform texts by sun drying them?
A. It was regarded as unnecessary for texts that were actively being used.
B. It was discovered accidentally.
C. It was used for texts intended for libraries but not for other texts.
D. It did not provide enough protection for texts to survive into modern times.
Paragraph 1 is marked with ►
本题根据题干给出的关键词preserve和sun drying定位到这两句：sun drying was probably reckoned enough to preserve the text for as long as it was being used. 和 Fortunately, however, many tablets survived because they were accidentally fired when the buildings they were stored in burned. 这两句的大意是：在当时人们认为仅仅依靠太阳晒干是可以保存楔形文字的泥板的，但是以后的楔形文字之所以会幸存下来，是因为它们无意间随着储存它们的建筑被烧过了。所以仅仅依靠阳光晒干并不足以保存这些文字。选项D符合题意。选项A说这种办法不需要，选项B说这种办法是偶然间发现的，选项C说这种办法只被用在图书馆保存的文字上，都没有在原文中找到依据。选择D。