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IELTS Reading: yes, no, not given

 Read the following passage about geometry:

Geometry (from the Ancient Greek: γεωμετρία; geo- "earth", -metron "measurement") is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. The earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt in the 2nd millennium BC.

An important application of geometry is in the field of architecture. Apart from the mathematics needed when engineering buildings, architects use geometry for several reasons: to define the spatial form of a building; to create forms that are considered harmonious; to lay out buildings and their surroundings according to mathematical, aesthetic and sometimes religious principles; to decorate buildings with mathematical objects such as tessellations; and to meet environmental goals, such as to minimise wind speeds around the bases of tall buildings.

In the graphic arts, geometry can be seen in the use of perspective, which may be described as the approximate representation, generally on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects appear smaller as their distance from the observer increases, and that they are subject to foreshortening, meaning that an object's dimensions along the line of sight appear shorter than its dimensions across the line of sight.

(Adapted from Wikipedia)

Do the following statements agree with the passage?
Answer yes, no or not given.

  1. Humans have used geometry for well over two thousand years.
  2. Religious buildings are often decorated with geometric patterns.
  3. Many artists do not realise that they are using geometry.
  4. Perspective, in the graphic arts, involves the use of size to imply distance.

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