CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 2 2.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 3 3. What is a summary?

Question 4 4.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 5 5. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 6 6.

Use the context to decide what the meaning of the word facetious is:

Keesha was almost never serious. She annoyed people with her facetious comments despite her attempt at being funny. When Carlos said he failed algebra, she jokingly responded saying, 'I guess you're not smart enough.'

Question 7 7. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 8 8. What is a good question to ask about a character's behavior?

Question 9 9. The root that means heat is _____.

Question 10 10. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 11 11.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 12 12. What character traits did we see in the antagonist of ''The Three Little Pigs''?

Question 13 13. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 15 15.

Which of the following types of context clues in this sentence tells the reader what the word aggressive may mean?

Paul's aggressive play made his opponents fear him on the football field.

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