My students and I did test 2, passage 2 in Cambridge IELTS book 8 ('The Little Ice Age'). This is quite a tricky test because one or two of the questions are not in order in the passage. Here are some of the keywords that helped us to get the correct answers:
Note: 'far from' can be used to mean 'the opposite of' e.g. "I am far from happy" means "I am not happy at all".