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Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

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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1.

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?

2.

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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will provide information that tests your understanding of what it means to find the main idea of a passage. Certain topics you will need in order to confirm your comprehension of include identifying transitions, such as contrast and continuity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to apply your knowledge of:

  • Transitional words that exemplify and define contrast
  • Identify differences and details in passages
  • Understand the proper use of transitions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using transitions to find the main idea of a passage
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using transitions in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a transition that signals contrast in a given passage interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine whether the author of a passage agrees that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this topic, study the lesson titled Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions. You may achieve the following objectives:

  • Define transitions
  • Identify types of transitions
  • Recognize why transitions are beneficial in passages
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