ACT Compass Reading Test: Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 2 2. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 4 4.

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 5 5. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 6 6.

I can't believe you'd do that to me! This is ridiculous!

The tone of the speaker in this quotation could best be described as…

Question 7 7. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 8 8.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

Question 9 9. When should you work on main idea questions, relative to the other questions in a passage?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 11 11. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 12 12.

Before lunch, we decided to poke around a rock formation near the fishing hole - a pile of huge boulders framing the entrance to a cave that extended further back into the rock than any of us had ever explored. We'd had a secret fort in that cave in elementary school, but we hadn't been there in years, and we were all feeling nostalgic.

The mention of 'elementary school' implies that…

Question 13 13. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 14 14. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 15 15. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

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