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NYSTCE Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

Question 2 2. Words can take on more meanings, or connotations, because of:

Question 3 3. Why is the following not objective writing? I believe that men evolved from monkeys a really long time ago.

Question 4 4. After reading an informational text, what should you NOT do?

Question 5 5. What is bias?

Question 6 6. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 7 7.

To paraphrase means to use one's own words to report another author's ideas and credit them for the original thought.


A student was asked to paraphrase this passage:

A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.


This is the student's paraphrase:

When a ruler's character is so marked by every act characteristic of tyranny, he is unfit to rule a free people.


Did this student create a proper paraphrase of the author's work? Why?

Question 8 8. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 9 9. Why is the consequence statement crucial in a persuasive essay?

Question 10 10. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

Question 11 11. Which of the following is a periodic sentence?

Question 12 12. Which of the following structures introduces a topic or situation before explaining how the situation was addressed or rectified?

Question 13 13. Which supplemental feature helps the audience find important information?

Question 14 14. Which of the following structures relates events in the manner in which they occurred?

Question 15 15. How can an author introduce complex ideas in an easier way?

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