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Agricultural societies cannot exist without staple crops.

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Agricultural societies cannot exist without staple crops. [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 03:56
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Agricultural societies cannot exist without staple crops. Several food plants, such as kola and okra, are known to have been domesticated in western Africa, but they are all supplemental, not staple, foods. All the recorded staple crops grown in western Africa were introduced from elsewhere, beginning, at some unknown date, with rice and yams. Therefore, discovering when rice and yams were introduced into western Africa would establish the earliest date at which agricultural societies could have arisen there.


Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. People in western Africa did not develop staple crops that they stopped cultivating once rice and yams were introduced.

B. There are no plants native to western Africa that, if domesticated, could serve as staple food crops.

C. Rice and yams were grown as staple crops by the earliest agricultural societies outside of western Africa.

D. Kola and okra are better suited to growing conditions in western Africa than domesticated rice and yams are.

E. Kola and okra were domesticated in western Africa before rice and yams were introduced there.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 06:22
I think it is B.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 06:39
A) when A) is not true, the earliest date cannot be determined !
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 08:41
I go with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 08:44
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 08:48
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I think it is B.


If staple crops were developed before rice and yams, discovering when rice and yams were introduced does not help to determine the date of the first staple crop.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 19:09
(A) is the best answer.
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