ACT Reading: Analyzing Reading Passages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which question can help you determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion?

Question 2 2. What is a fact?

Question 3 3. What is an opinion?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is a fact?

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Question 6 6.

''We shouldn't institute year-round school in grades 9-12. Just look at what a disaster it's been for the elementary school. Students hated it!''

What assumption is this argument making?

Question 7 7. _____ are the choice of language and styles used to make a point.

Question 8 8.

Argument 1: ''Many studies have proven that vaccinations are safe and effective and protect against dangerous diseases.''

Argument 2: ''Would you want to look into your child's eye and say you deliberately put her life at risk for no reason by giving her toxic vaccines? Babies are so fragile; can you really imagine it's good for them to fill their tiny bodies with so many chemicals?''

What is one of the main differences between these two arguments?

Question 9 9.

Argument 1: ''I don't know if I'd say that President X is corrupt, but all I'm saying is that many people have questions. People think he's corrupt. People are worried. And so I think it's a serious issue. Maybe he isn't corrupt, but maybe he is - a lot of people think he is. So I'm worried about whether he's corrupt or not.''

Argument 2: ''A close analysis of documents produced during President X's time in office has shown no evidence of corruption or any specific instances of bribery, quid pro quo, under-the-table deals, or any other crime. Therefore, I conclude that President X is not corrupt.''

What assumptions does each author make?

Question 10 10.

Argument 1: ''99% of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and that it's caused by human activity. There's no need for more research. The evidence is in. The climate is changing, and we need to take action to address it. That's why I support Law X.''

Argument 2: ''I just don't believe that climate change is a serious problem, so I don't support Law X. We don't need it. It's addressing a problem that doesn't exist!''

These two authors disagree about Law X because they disagree about...

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Question 11 11. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 12 12. Which part of an argument explains why?

Question 13 13. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 14 14. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Question 15 15. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

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Question 16 16. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 17 17.

Consider the following paragraph:

I always vote for the National Party candidate in gubernatorial elections. This year, Sally Smith is the National Party candidate for governor, so I will vote for Sally Smith for governor this year.

Which type of reasoning is displayed in this paragraph?

Question 18 18. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 19 19. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 20 20. Inductive reasoning involves _____

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a step in analyzing an individual text?

Question 22 22. To synthesize means:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a step in synthesizing two texts?

Question 24 24. To analyze a text means:

Question 25 25. You are reading two books about early colonist settlements and you are comparing the reasons and evidence listed in each book. Which process are you doing while reading?

ACT Reading: Analyzing Reading Passages Chapter Exam Instructions

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