ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.5 Summary. Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
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Here are the potential answers.
Well, Angkor Wat
is a large religious building whose architecture
slightly resembles a bunch of pinecones.
But that's a decision for later, as the architecture
of Angkor Wat is not a focal point in this passage,
so option D is the first to go.
Yes, the temple does have a moat, but there's no mention of its
use as a military stronghold.
So it's safe to assume that isn't the passage's main idea.
Looks like people will just have to store their military hardware elsewhere.
Given that Hindus and Buddhists both used the temple as a place of worship,
it may be true that they share some religious beliefs,
but the paragraph's about Angkor Wat, not the people who worshipped there.
So A is out. And the temple did have friezes,
and it was built in the 12th century,
so it probably had some 12th-century friezes,
but this statement's way too specific
to be the passage's main idea, so sorry, C.
We'd have to look somewhere else if we want boatloads of info
on ancient decorative art. And, yeah, we'll try Grandma.
What the passage does do is give us a lot of information on Angkor Wat,
including its size, age, and historical importance.
What does all this mean? Well, it means that our answer here is B.
Now let's recruit a hotshot band of archeologists,
break through Angkor Wat's defenses,
and steal its secret treasures.
Ooh, that stuff doesn't really exist?
Well, then, uh, maybe we'll just look at the tapestries. Where's my camera?
[ high-pitched voice ] Angkor Wat?