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T;T;F;NG

True
False
True
NG

True
False
True
Not given

True, (mass=weight, container=jar or jug)

True (pay crew for a month<==>a considerable amount of money in modern terms);

True, (a warship 170 oarsmen=a group of warriors )

NG,

T,T, F, NG

T
NG
F
NG

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

T
NG
F
NG

T
T
F
NG

T,T,F,NG

1-True => "the mass of water required to fill an amphora - an ancient jar or jug".
2-True =>"At the current price..., a Roman talent of gold would cost roughly 1.25 million dollars".
3-False=>"a trireme (a warship requiring about 170 oarsmen)".
4-Not Given => Cannot find paraphrase for key word "first people" or "modern sense" in the passage.

T
T
F
NG

1. Not given - It was mentioned as an unit of weight, and an Ancient Greek talent was 26 kilograms, which was equal to the amount of water filled a jar => I still believe that this is Not given as this is not the official definition of the term 'talent', it's just purely one way of comparison.
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

1- true
2- true
3- false
4- not given

T, F, F, NG

T, NG, F, NG

True
Not given
False
Not given

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. NG

T
T
F
NG

T
T
F - a trireme is a "warship" requireing a group of men to control.
NG

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. NG

1.true
2.true
3.false
4.not given

F
T
F
NG

T
T
F
NG

1. T An ancient Greek talent was 26 kilograms, which was approximately the mass of water required to fill an amphora - an ancient jar or jug.
2. T At the current price of around 38 US dollars per gram, a Roman talent of gold would cost roughly 1.25 million dollars.
3. F During the Peloponnesian war in Ancient Greece, a talent was the amount of silver needed to pay the crew of a trireme (a warship requiring about 170 oarsmen) for one month.
4. NG

1. False
2. True
3. False
4. Not given

T
T
F
NG

T
T
F
NG

T
T
F
NG

1/ True
2/ True
3/ False
4/ Not Given

1.T
2.T
3.F
4.NG

T F T NG

1-T
2-T
3-T
4-NG

T
T
F
NG

TTFNG

1/ True
- For the ancient Greeks, a talent was the weight of water = from the Greek ‘talanton’, meaning a unit of money or weight
- in a particular container = an ancient jar or jug.
2/ False
- the Roman talent would be equivalent to a considerable amount of money # the word ‘talent’ typically referred to a weight of gold or silver
3/ False
oarsmen(who road a boat) # warrior
4/ Not given
Not mention

T/T/F/NG

1.false
2.true
3.false
4.not give

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. NG

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. Not Given

T
T
F
NG

T
T
F
F

T, T, F, Not given

t
t
f
ng

t t f ng

T T F NG

1. T
2. T
3. F
4. NG

1.T
2.T
3.F
4.NG

TRUE
NOT GIVEN
FALSE
NOT GIVEN

I have a complaint about the first question, in the text is stated that a talent is approximately the mass of water , so it is not a correct measure.
Furthermore the question says: a talent was the weight of water while in the text is referred as mass of water which is a really different concept. They also have different units in physics. A mass is measured in Kg while the weight is measured in N. So i think this is a really questionable question.
So i think the answer should be FALSE mostly because of the word approximately.

F
T
T
NG

T
T
F
NG

True
True
False
Not Given

True(26kg which fills jar or jug)
True(33kg gold = $1.25M)
False(Not group but warship)
NG(Nothing about modern sense)

T
T
F
NG

1. False
(For ancient greeks, Talanton not talent) For the ancient Greeks, a talent was the weight of water in a particular container!

I am confused regarding the option 2. Can we say that "considerable amount of money is equal to $1.25 Mn"? There is no strict definition of considerable amount. For some, 100K is also too much.

Simon, Can you clarify why option 2 is TRUE but not NOT GIVEN?

Thanks in advance.

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