問1 According to paragraph (2), what was the first vending machine capable of doing? 46

① Allowing people to acquire a fixed amount of liquid from it

② Offering books of ancient Greek mathematical principles

③ Permitting visitors to enter temples when they wanted to pray

④ Providing a regular income to the person who created it


問2 According to paragraph (3), which of the following statements about vending machines is true? 47

① An English inventor’s vending machine sold goods at various prices.

② Sales by vending machines increased when high value coins appeared.

③ Vending machine technology was found in Asia many centuries ago.

④ Vending machines were common in the world by the 18th century.


問3 Which of the following is closest to the meaning of the underlined word counterfeit in paragraph (4)? 48

① accept illegal exchanges

② create unauthorized imitations

③ restrict unapproved technology

④ withdraw unnecessary support


問4 According to paragraph (5), what is true about vending machines in Japan? 49

① Foreign tourists hesitate to make purchases from them.

② Over three quarters of them sell a variety of drinks.

③ The highly safe products sold in them attract customers.

④ The variety of items makes them unique in the world.


問5 What would be the best title for this passage? 50

① The Cultural Benefits of Vending Machines in Japanese Society

② The Development of Vending Machines From Historical Perspectives

③ The Economic Impact of Vending Machines by International Comparison

④ The Globalization of Vending Machines Through Modern Technology


問6 次の表は,本文のパラグラフ(段落)の構成と内容をまとめたものである。 1~4に入れるのに最も適当なものを,下の①~④のうちから一つずつ選び,表を完成させよ。ただし,同じものを繰り返し選んではいけない。

① A certain factor that has allowed vending machines to exist widely in one country

② Creation of one vending machine and a description of how the device was used

③ Difficulties in building vending machines after introducing a different form of money

④ Types of vending machine goods sold at different locations in the past



【正答】

問1 ① 問2 ③ 問3 ② 問4 ④ 問5 ② 

問6 1② 2④ 3③ 4①

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