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Archaeologists have found wheeled ceramic toys made by the Toltec, twelfth-century inhabitants of what is now Veracruz. Although there is no archaeological 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 produced.

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 vehicies used by the Toltec could have been made entirely of wood, and unlike ceramic, 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 bothchildren 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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Originally posted by Divyadisha on 08 Mar 2015, 01:12.
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Archaeologists have found wheeled ceramic toys
made by the Toltec, twelfth-century inhabitants of
what is now Veracruz. Although there is no archaeo-
logical 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 produced.

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 vehicies used by the Toltec
could have been made entirely of wood, and
unlike ceramic, 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.


hi,
what the question is asking us is some reason for lack of evidence for that wheeled utility vehicles were used to carry
materials needed for the monumental structures the Toltec produced.
...
if we look at the choices...
(A) The Toltec sometimes incorporated into their toys representations of utensils or other devices that served some practical purpose.
it gives a reason to believe in the hypothesize but does not provide any reason for lack of evidence..

(B) Any wheeled utility vehicies used by the Toltec could have been made entirely of wood, and unlike ceramic, wood decays rapidly in the humid climate of Veracruz.
correct ... this gives us the reason we are looking for that is since they were made of wood ,they have decayed and no longer available

(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.
it just tells us another use but not what we are looking for...

(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.
out of scope.. we are not interested in what had happened in other areas as it does not help us in any conclusion...

(E) Some of the wheeled ceramic toys were found near the remains of monumental structures
again out of scope

ans B...
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Hi DivyaDisha

What should be done with the CR questions is pre thinking...!! :idea:

So question says explain the lack of evidence noted in the question and it is that Wheeled Toys are found but no signs of the Wheeled VEHICLES used at that time as assumed by the anthropologists is seen. Now what can the reasoning for this.. :!: :!: :idea: :idea:

Lets's say the wheeled vehicles used at that time were made up a material that degraded over the years underneath the soil and vanished but the ceramic sustained through all these years and finally found by the anthropologists.

Now let's move on to the Answer choices

(A) The Toltec sometimes incorporated into their
toys representations of utensils or other
devices that served some practical purpose. Not supportive & irrelevant as does nothing in support of lack of evidence.

(B) Any wheeled utility vehicies used by the Toltec
could have been made entirely of wood, and
unlike ceramic, wood decays rapidly in the
humid climate of Veracruz.
Bingo..! what we thought could be the reason( Pre thinking) Wood degraded and hence no wheeled vehicles found.


(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. We are not concerned about the use of them in rituals.

(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. Of the tract, not useful to us

(E) Some of the wheeled ceramic toys were found
near the remains of monumental structures. Not useful to us infact useless info.

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New post 08 Mar 2015, 17:43
Thanks for the replies.

I was actually thinking that toys are made up of Ceramic and are found upon digging the site. The presence of toys signify the presence of vehicles as well. I am sure I was unable to get the meaning of the question.

Thanks for sharing the concept of 'Pre-thinking'. I will surely apply it :)
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Answer should be B.
Unavailability of the evidences can be explained by destruction o such evidences. B explains the same.
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Hi Carcass

it's not merely copy paste :shock:
pls look at the whole answer :idea:
Still i'll try to minimize the data... :!:
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no wonder OA is B. But i consider the question strengthen not assumption. @.@ am I wrong?
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