Timur Gareyev-blindfold chess champion- Reading Answers Explanations

Timur Gareyev-blindfold chess champion- Reading Answers Explanations

Here are the explanations of the Questions of passage named ‘Timur Gareyev-blindfold chess champion’ which is from the Cambridge 17 book. The Questions that have been asked are ‘finding information, True/False/Not Given, Summary Blanks

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Questions 27-32

Reading Passage 3 has eight paragraphs, A-H.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A-H, in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet.

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

27   a reference to earlier examples of blindfold chess

Location and Answer: C paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword is ‘blindfold chess’ is in the first line of the paragraph and earlier examples in relation to chess are there in the second line ‘first recorded game…the Argentinian…45 simultaneous games….’

28   an outline of what blindfold chess involves

Location and Answer: E

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the second line of the paragraph and it is in the passage that ‘game is to run…develop a memory for patterns…the defences and attacks…thus this makes the answer very clear.

29   a claim that Gareyev’s skill is limited to chess

Location and Answer: F

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the third line of the paragraph as it is visible that ‘we didn’t find anything other than playing chess….Here, this statement makes very clear that Gareyev’s skill is limited to chess.

30   why Gareyev’s skill is of interest to scientists

Location and Answer:  B

Explanation: The main keyword of the question ‘interest’ visible exactly in the first line of the paragraph. The another keyword ‘skill…’ is paraphrased as ‘prowess…’ in the paragraph. Moreover, in the last line, the writer says, number of   games…astonishing…Thus, it is very easy to understand the answer.

31   an outline of Gareyev’s priorities

Location and Answer: H

Explanation:  Firstly, The main keyword is ‘priorities’ and it is visible as ‘most important part…’in the last line of the paragraph. Secondly, the writer says, ‘I can fully dedicate myself to…miss having an obsession…’

32   a reason why the last part of a game may be difficult

Location and Answer: E paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is there in the second last line of the paragraph. ‘Last part of game…’  in the question as ‘ends of games…’in the passage. ‘Difficult…’ is as ‘taxing…’ in the paragraph. The reason behind this is there in the paragraph and it is visible as ‘exhaustion sets in…’

Timur Gareyev-blindfold chess champion- Reading Answers Explanations

Questions 33-36

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 3?

In boxes 33-36 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE               if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE              if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN    if there is no information on this

33   In the forthcoming games, all the participants will be blindfolded.

Location: A paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the first line of the paragraph. The main keyword ‘participants’ is as ‘challengers…’in the passage. But the information in the question is opposite to the passage. Here, in the question it is ‘all the participants are blindfolded…’ which is opposite to ‘challengers will play the game as normal…’. Therefore , the answer is False.

Answer: False

34   Gareyev has won competitions in BASE jumping.

Location: A paragraph

Explanation: Though the main keyword of the question  ‘Base jumping’ is there in the second last line of the paragraph but there is no reference regarding ‘won competitions…’Moreover, the writer says, ‘he gets his kicks …Base jumping…’Here kicks means ‘pleasure’.  Thus, the answer is Not Given.

Answer: Not Given

35   UCLA is the first university to carry out research into blindfold chess players.

Location: B paragraph (Second line)

Explanation:  The reference to the ‘research by UCLA’ is there in the passage in the second line of the paragraph but there is no information regarding ‘first university to carry out research…’. Thus, the answer is Not Given.

Answer: Not Given

36   Good chess players are likely to be able to play blindfold chess.

Location: B paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the third line of the paragraph and the main keyword ‘good’ as ‘accomplished…’ in the passage. ‘Blindfold…’ in the question is as ‘eye closed’ in the passage. Moreover, ‘able to play…’ is as ‘ability to play’…in the passage. The information in the question is same as in the passage. Therefore, the answer is True.

Answer: True

Questions 37-40

Complete the summary below

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write the correct letter in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet.

How the research was carried out

The researchers started by testing Gareyev’s 37 ……………………;

Location: F paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the first line of the paragraph. The main Keyword ‘researchers’ is as ‘scientists…’ in the first line of the paragraph. ‘Started by testing…’ in the passage is as ‘first had …….tests. Thus, the answer is ‘memory’

Answer: Memory

 for example, he was required to recall a string of 38 …………………… in order and also in reverse order.

Location: 2nd line of the F paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword is ‘reverse order’ which is visible as ‘backwards…’in the passage. ‘Recall…’in the question is written as ‘repeat…’ in the paragraph. ‘String of’ is paraphrased as ‘how many…’in the passage. Therefore, the answer is Numbers.

Answer: Numbers

Although his performance was normal, scans showed an unusual amount of 39 …………………… within the areas of Gareyev’s brain that are concerned with directing attention.

Location: F paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword is ‘scans…’ which is there in the passage that helps to locate the answer in the middle line of the paragraph. The line starts ‘though the … ‘showed an unusual amount…’ in the question is paraphrased as ‘found much greater than average…’Moreover, ‘within…’is visible as ‘between’

Answer: Communication

In addition, the scans raised the possibility of unusual strength in the parts of his brain that deal with 40 …………………… input.

Location: G paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the first line of the G paragraph. ‘parts of his brain’ has been written as ‘brain parts…’The writer says, scans also suggest…’ and it is written as ‘scans raised the possibility…’ in the question. Thus, this makes the answer very clear.

Answer: Visual

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