Why answer is ”in the 1860s”
這是一個閱讀測驗，內容如下，為何答案是 "in the 1860s"？？
An Augustinian monk named Gregor Mendel was the first person to make precise observations about biological mechanism of inheritance. This happened a little over 100 years ago in an Austrian monastery, where Mendel spent his leisure hours performing experiments with pea plants of different types.
question：When did Mendel perform his experiments?
(A) in ancient times.
(B) in the 1860s.
(C) in the 1680s.
(D) at the beginning of the century.
Answer is (B)
- 杰暘Lv 51 0 年前最佳解答
This happened a little over 100 years ago in an Austrian monastery...
關鍵應該在於a little over 100 years ago﹙有一些些、有一點點超過100年前﹚
做這份閱讀測驗的時間，如果是現在﹙2007年﹚，那麼 "a little over 100 years ago" 可能就是十九世紀末期或下半葉﹙1850~1900間﹚。
如果選(D)at the beginning of the century﹙本世紀之初﹚，指的便是21世紀之初
(A)in ancient times﹙古老時代﹚，可能指上古時期了
(C)in the 1680s，則已超過三百年前了