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TOEFL Reading: Advanced Reading Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 2 2. What is tone?

Question 3 3. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 4 4. You are writing an essay and need to begin a sentence that continues along the same line of thought as the previous sentence. Which of the following first words for your sentence should you choose in order to BEST signal this continuity?

Question 5 5.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 7 7. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 8 8. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 9 9. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 10 10.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

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Question 11 11. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 13 13. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 14 14.

Read through these sentences again.


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Does the author of this passage agree that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified?

Question 15 15.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

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Question 16 16. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 17 17. Daryl begins one of the sentences in his essay with the word 'However.' Beginning a sentence this way serves to signal _____ to something that came before.

Question 18 18. What is mood?

Question 19 19. What is the structure of a story?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

TOEFL Reading: Advanced Reading Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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