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The author of this passage implies that _________.

A Minoans obtained at least some of their food from trade rather than growing it all themselves.

Something implied is something not specifically stated but strongly suggested by what the author does state. Because the author says Minoan civilization was based on trade rather than agriculture, the implication is that at least some of their food was obtained through trade. The author doesn’t imply anything about wine-making because it was a subject not addressed in the passage. Answers (Trade allows countries to specialize in the products they can produce best) is specifically stated rather than implied. The author doesn’t seem to be suggesting that the Minoans didn’t eat well (Minoans did not eat as well as other early civilizations); in fact, because of their trade, they may have had access to more different types of foods than other early civilizations.

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