madagascar is an island lying about 1,000 miles south of socotra. the people are saracens who worship mahomet. they have four sheikhs—that is to say, four elders—who exercise authority over the whole island. . it is said to measure about 4,000 miles in circumference. the people live by trade and industry.
–“the middle east,”
what is the topic of this passage?
The island of Madagascar.
This is the correct answer
1) The island of Madagascar
2) To inform
^ the answer above is incorrect if you are doing this on ed 2020 ^
The correct answer is option C.
In chapter 8 of "The Travels of Marco Polo," according to the excerpt, the description of the island which is 1,000 miles from Socotra, the account of its people, the area and the elephants refer to Madagascar. However, critics believe the author might relate to a different island in east Africa.
The topic of the passage is "The Middle East".
The author's purpose for writing this passage is to describe the island of Madagascar and explain the way of life of the people living there.
It describes the belief of the Saracens and the fact that they worship Mahomet.
It also describes the rulers - four sheikhs who rule over the whole island and also the size of the island - 4000 miles in circumference and the fact that the people live by trade and industry.