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MEGA English: Literature Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Literal language refers to the use of words solely by their…

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 3 3. When a sequential pattern of organization is used...

Question 4 4. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 5 5. The end of a plot is called what?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is UNTRUE of traditional plot structure?

Question 7 7. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 8 8. Rendering the Spanish phrase tomar el pelo in English as 'to take the hair' would be an example of…

Question 9 9. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

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Question 11 11. What are fairy tales?

Question 12 12. Longer pieces of literature can have several themes. One theme in The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play is:

Question 13 13. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 15 15. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

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Question 16 16. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 17 17. What term identifies the use of words in figures of speech to convey meanings different from their usual definitions?

Question 18 18.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 19 19. Which of the following examples uses sensory writing?

Question 20 20. Which of these media would most likely be the most open to literal interpretation?

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Question 21 21. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

Question 22 22. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 23 23. An implied main ideas is _____.

Question 24 24. What is the Bible?

Question 25 25.

Consider the following fable:

A Fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a vine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the Fox's mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.

The bunch hung from a high branch, and the Fox had to jump for it. The first time he jumped he missed it by a long way. So he walked off a short distance and took a running leap at it, only to fall short once more. Again and again, he tried but in vain.

Now he sat down and looked at the grapes in disgust.

What a fool I am, he said. Here I am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for.

And off he walked very, very scornfully.

What is the theme of this fable?

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Question 26 26.

Read the passage below. Then determine which answer is the best example to illustrate the main idea through supporting details?

'Sheep in a Wolves Clothing' by Aesop

One day a hungry wolf was wandering around, looking for his next meal. He stumbled upon a group of sheep. Before he made his attack, he noticed a shepherd with attack dogs. He plotted the whole day how he would find his way to the sheep without being caught. He saw in the distance sheep pelt, laying in a far away area. The wolf made his way to the pelt, placing it upon his own pelt. Shortly after, he walked over to where the sheep were. The wolf would trick sheep, one by one, to lead the sheep away from the others. Once alone, the wolf would eat the sheep. He continued doing this for weeks, enjoying good meals. Appearances can at times be deceptive.

Question 27 27. The phrase 'to pull one's leg' represents what sort of phenomenon in English?

Question 28 28. Texts providing sensory details allowing readers to form a mental picture of some person, place, thing, or event are texts that _____.

Question 29 29. The theme in The Lion and the Mouse is:

Question 30 30. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

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