IEO (International English Olympiad) Class 9 Past Paper (Previous Year) 2015 Set a Part 3 Download All the Papers for 2021 Exam

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Archaeology is an un-applied science. Apart from its connection with what is called culture, some are inclined to judge it as a pleasant and worthless amusement. Others tell us that there is nothing of pertinent value to be learned from the past which will be of any use to the ordinary person of the present time.

The archaeologist brings to light by pick and spade the relics of bygone ages. He is often accused of devoting his energies to work which is of no material profit to mankind. The archaeologist can offer acceptable information to the painter, the theologian, and to most of the followers of art and sciences.

Archaeology is the study of the facts of ancient history and ancient lore. It is the study of all ancient documents and objects which may be classed as antiquities.

The archaeologist is the man who deals with a period for which the evidence has to be excavated or discovered. The age at which an object becomes an antiquity is quite undefined. After all, ancient history is the tale of any period which is does not necessarily deal solely with the remote ages.

Every chronicler of the events of the less recent times, who goes to the original documents for his facts, as true historians must do as part of their studies, is an archaeologist. Conversely, every archaeologist who in his work states a series of historical facts becomes a historian. Archaeology and history are inseparable. Antiquities are the relics of human mental energy. There is the attitude of the archaeologist who does not study the story of the periods with which he is dealing. He may be unwilling to construct if only in his thoughts, living history out of the objects discovered by him.

There is only one thing worse. And that is the attitude of the historian who has not familiarized himself with the actual relics left by the people of whom he writes, or has not, when possible, visited their lands. Surprising as this may appear, there are many ″ archaeologist ′ who do not care a snap of the fingers for history. And there are many historians who take no interest in manners and customs. The influence of either is harmful.

Q 20. What is the archaeologist often accused of?

A. Working for no material gain

B. Giving adequate information to artists

C. Not thinking of the future

D. Not having anything to give to the layman.

Q 21. What are the relics of bygone ages?

A. Ancient documents

B. Pick and spade

C. Incredible wealth

D. Suitable information.

Q 22. The age at which an object becomes an antiquity is ________

A. not modern

B. ancient lore

C. quite undefined

D. Age-old history

Q 23. What described in the passage, what is the influence of the archaeologist and the historian?

A. Pleasant

B. Harmful

C. Worse

D. Amusing

Q 24. A historian becomes an archaeologist when he ________ .

A. refers to the original documents

B. snaps his fingers

C. group antiquities

D. deals only with the past

Q 25. What appears surprising to the writer?

A. The painter accepts information

B. Archaeologists are not serious about their work.

C. The historians taking an interest in traditions.

D. The people following arts and sciences.

Q 26. Why is archaeology judged as a pleasant and worthless amusement?

A. There is a lot to be learnt from the past

B. Its influence is harmful

C. it՚s tale of any period

D. It is an un-applied science

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