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WEST-B Reading (095): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 2 2. What makes evidence strong?

Question 3 3. Quotations and paraphrases are examples of _____, or examples from a text that support main and sub points in an essay.

Question 4 4.

Consider the following fable:

A fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a vine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the Fox's mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.

The bunch hung from a high branch, and the fox had to jump for it. The first time he jumped he missed it by a long way. So he walked off a short distance and took a running leap at it, only to fall short once more. Again and again, he tried but in vain.

Now he sat down and looked at the grapes in disgust.

What a fool I am, he said. Here I am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for.

And off he walked very, very scornfully.

What is the theme of this fable?

Question 5 5. Differentiate between a plot and a theme.

Question 6 6. If you were to create a one or two-sentence summary of a story, this would be the _____.

Question 7 7. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 8 8. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 9 9.

Which quotations would NOT help support your argument about understanding the knowledge of the past in The Giver?

''The man shook his head. 'No, no,' he said. 'I'm not being clear. It's not my past, my childhood that I must transmit to you.'

He leaned back, resting his head against the back of the upholstered chair. 'It's the memories of the whole world,' he said with a sigh. 'Before you, before me, before the previous Receiver, and generations before him.'''

Question 10 10. An implied main idea is _____.

Question 11 11. What are some of the signal words and phrases used to help the reader recognize that the problem and solution structure is being used in a text?

Question 12 12. The first step to making connections between texts is to examine the authors. When doing so, what characteristic(s) should you examine?

Question 13 13. In order to identify the problem and solution structure in a text, the reader needs to look for...

Question 14 14. Where in a book would you find a table of contents?

Question 15 15. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

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