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Archaelogists have found wheeled ceramic toys made by the Toltec, twelfth-century inhabitants of what is now Veracruz. Although there is no archaelogical evidence that the Toltec used wheels for anything but toys, some anthropologists hypothesize that wheeled utility vehicles were used to carry materials needed for the monumental structures the Toltec producted.

Which of the following, if true, would most help the anthropologists explain the lack of evidence noted above?

A) The Toltec sometimes incorporated into their toys representations of utensils or other devices that served some practical purpose.

B) Any wheeled utility vehicles used by the Toltec could have been made entirely of wood, and unlike ceremic, wood decays rapidly in the humid climate of Veracruz.

C) Carvings in monument walls suggest that the Toltec's wheeled ceramic toys sometimes had ritual uses in addition to being used by both children and adults as decorations and playthings.

D) Wheeled utility vehicles were used during the twelfth century in many areas of the world, but during this time wheeled toys were not very common in areas outside Veracruz.

E) Some of the wheeled ceramic toys were found near the remains of monumental structures.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 23:01
I'll go with B.

Hypothesis is that the Toltecs used wheeled utillity vehicles (other than ceramic wheels for toys). But there is no evidence to prove this. B explains the lack of evidence scenario.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 23:26
I will go with A
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 01:51
I'll take A. The hypothesis has to come from an observation the archaelogists made. Choice A is the cloest.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 07:27
OA OA??

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 07:49
A states that the Toltec sometimes incorporated into their toys representations of utensils or other devices that served some practical purpose. Practical = utility. This would be evidence, which doesn`t explain the paradox.

If the wooden wheels decayed, then so would the evidence.

My money is on B.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 09:22
How about the other four choices? What's your thought on those?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 09:33
A and C are close

A it is...
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 09:50
AMBA wrote:
How about the other four choices? What's your thought on those?


The question asks what would explain the lack of evidence that wheels were utilized for other activities other than just for toys....
A) Does not support or infer anything about the hypothesis
C) Suggests evidence exists...
D) Out of scope
E) Again suggests evidence exists...

So IMO... again... B is the best answer. (Unless of course... the OA has a twist)

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 11:19
Clearly B.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 11:24
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AMBA wrote:
How about the other four choices? What's your thought on those?


The question asks what would explain the lack of evidence that wheels were utilized for other activities other than just for toys....
A) Does not support or infer anything about the hypothesis
C) Suggests evidence exists...
D) Out of scope
E) Again suggests evidence exists...

So IMO... again... B is the best answer. (Unless of course... the OA has a twist)


How about A - If the wheels are sometimes used with toys to serve some practical purpose, does that provide evidence that the Toltec used wheeled utility vehicles?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 16:45
B for me.

A - Does not answer why there is no ('physical') evidence for the hypothesis.
B - Says evidence is not found because it is lost!
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 18:55
A.

Atleast this tells something practical. B says about the material used but nothing to suggest the existance of WUV.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 03:10
seems there is no agreement on this one

I bet on B
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 05:48
B is the only answer that explains the lack of evidence

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 05:48
B is the only answer that explains the lack of evidence
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 19:03
OA - B
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