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June 2007, Passage 4, Question 26

The content provides an in-depth analysis of how to approach a detailed question on the GRE, specifically focusing on understanding what the passage directly indicates about the history of the Irish landscape prior to the use of pollen analysis.
  • Identifies the type of question as one that asks what the passage indicates, emphasizing the importance of relying on direct information from the text.
  • Highlights the significance of focusing on specific paragraphs that discuss the use of pollen analysis for historical study.
  • Discusses the process of elimination for each answer choice, detailing why they are incorrect based on the passage's information.
  • Concludes that the correct answer is the one that reflects a belief disproven by pollen analysis, specifically regarding the timing of flax cultivation in County Down.
Understanding Question Types
Identifying Relevant Information
Process of Elimination
Determining the Correct Answer