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June 2007, Passage 4, Question 24

The content delves into the strategy for answering a detailed question on the GRE, focusing on how pollen analyses have provided evidence against certain historical agricultural beliefs.
  • Identifying the correct answer involves understanding the specific evidence provided by pollen analyses.
  • The passage disproves the belief that cereal grains were not cultivated in certain parts of County Down before the seventh century.
  • Pollen analysis showed that cereal grains were being grown before the introduction of the moldboard plough, contradicting previous views.
  • Other answer choices are dismissed because they either align with the passage's information or do not directly relate to the evidence provided by pollen analyses.
Understanding Detailed Questions
Predicting the Answer
Analyzing the Answer Choices
Eliminating Incorrect Answers