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
問1 ① 問2 ③ 問3 ② 問4 ④ 問5 ②
問6 1② 2④ 3③ 4①
出典：センター2020本試験 - 大問6