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TOEFL listening: What does DNA analysis reveal about the domestication of horses?

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1). What is the lecture mainly about?
(A) Prototypes of early horses
(B) Circumstantial evidence
(C) The use of horses in the Botai culture
(D) The origins of horse domestication

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2). Why does the professor say this: "Thus the plot thickens"?
(A) To highlight his confusion about his lecture notes.
(B) To argue that horses were domesticated in Kazakhstan.
(C) To emphasize the disparity of scholarly opinions
(D) To ridicule the contributions of the Botai people

3). According to the professor, what is the main obstacle to determining the origin of horse domestication?
(A) Archaeological excavations
(B) DNA comparisons
(C) Discoveries of the use of bits
(D) A lack of concrete evidence

4). What does DNA analysis reveal about the domestication of horses?
(A) Domestication appears to have occurred simultaneously in several places.
(B) Domestication can be narrowed down to a specific location and time period.
(C) Domestication most probably occurred when horses were first used in warfare.
(D) Domestication first occurred with a prototype known as Przewalski''s Horse.

5). Why does the professor mention researcher Marsha Levine?
(A) To illustrate a theory of gradual horse domestication.
(B) To refute the findings of DNA comparisons.
(C) To explain the development of Oriental horses.
(D) To remind students of a point to remember for the exam.

6). All of the following are mentioned in the lecture as prototypes of modern horses EXCEPT
(A) Draft
(B) Shetland
(C) Forest
(D) Tarpan

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