7. The Aboriginal beaver-hunters excelled at their vocation much better than Europeans because (A) Europeans were more adept at business and commerce. (B) they had hunted the area for many years so they knew the land very well. (C) the Aboriginal communities did not have a need for beaver furs or pelts. (D) the European people enslaved them and forced them to hunt.
Explanation The information stated in A, C, and/or D is not found anywhere in the passage. However, paragraph five says, “...being intimate with the land,” which means the people were “like family” with the land, or familiar with the land, as intimate means closeness. The paragraph also asserts that the Aboriginal peoples had hunted the land for thousands of years beforehand. These points give credence to the fact that the indigenous peoples of the land excelled at beaver hunting more so than Europeans, and therefore B is the answer.