SALT questions

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1. What importance have the following groups attached to salt?
i. Romans: Romans considered “common salt” a right and used it for cooking in both plebian and patrician cuisine. Salt trade was a prominent way of making money and soldiers were often paid in salt. A tightly controlled monopoly on salt contributed to military funds. ii. Greek Philosophers: Plato describes salt as dear to the gods, and we can even see the importance attached to it in religious ceremonies, covenants, and magical charms. Also, Aristotle mentioned brine spring evaporation in the fourth century B.C. iii. Psychologists: Ernest Jones, a West Jungian psychologist, published an essay about the human obsession with salt in 1912. He found obsession with salt to be
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How had the British used salt to oppress Indian previously?
Civil disobedience focused on salt laws acted as a catalyst for India’s independence. Britain annexed Orissa and monopolized its successful salt industry.

10. Why is the Dead Sea so important to Israeli industry? Why could the Dead Sea soon disappear? The Dead Sea’s minerals give a strange buoyancy that attracts tourists. It keeps humans afloat, which attracts more and more tourists. The Dead Sea has been converted into a fast-growing and profitable resort. Israeli soldiers founded a kibbutz, which grew, building a healthy spa on the shore of the Dead Sea that offered Dead Sea mud and Dead Sea water. By the late 1960s, the kibbutz had built a hotel that is one of Israel’s leading tourist attractions today. The dead sea could soon disappear becuse a geological shift caused the Galilee Heights to push up, which cut off the Mediterranean from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea no longer received enough water to keep up with the rate of solar evaporation, so if it continues to have no water source, all the water will eventually evaporate.
11. What role does salt play in today’s society? Why is it likely salt will always play a major part in society? The salt industry continues to be highly profitable, with many uses for salt. Salt’s versatility keeps it important to society through time. Salt is also used in food all over the world


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