III. 閱讀測驗 10%
(I) The exact origins of ice sculpting are murky, though we do know that the practice
has been around for a very long time. Today, ice sculpting is often incorporated into the
culinary arts, with many sculptors learning the craft in culinary schools. Ice sculptures are
typically used in entertaining, both as decorative statues and as functional display pieces,
and ice sculpting often goes hand in hand with fruit and vegetable carving. This
connection also has historic roots--during the Middle Ages, extravagant meals or banquets
hosted by the wealthy often featured sculptures made from edible ingredients like pastry
dough, sugar and ice, according to the book Ice: "The Nature, the History, and the Uses of
an Astonishing Substance.
Today, cities around the world host ice arts events. Ice sculpting has even made its
way into the Olympics--not as a sport, but as a Cultural Olympiad event, the first at the
1988 Calgary Winter Games, according to the Canadian Tourism Commission.
【題組】71. What does the word incorporated mean?
(A) labeled (B) fused (C) scorned (D) veiled