ACT Reading: Overview Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 2 2. How many reading passages are on the ACT? (counting a pair of short passages as a 'passage')

Question 3 3. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

Question 4 4. Which passage type on the ACT is hardest?

Question 5 5. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

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Question 6 6. Which reading passage on the ACT should you do first?

Question 7 7. Your scale score on the ACT Reading test will range from

Question 8 8. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 9 9. For each incorrectly answered question on the ACT Reading test…

Question 10 10. What is the definition of 'gist'?

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Question 11 11. How should you approach the passages on the ACT reading test?

Question 12 12. How many questions does each ACT section have?

Question 13 13. On the ACT, you will get…

Question 14 14. Which of the following is the hardest passage type?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a type of ACT Reading passage?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 18 18. You're obsessed with zebras. You look up zebra facts in your spare time, you spent all your pocket money on sponsoring a zebra baby in Africa, and you can recite the Wikipedia entry on zebras backwards, including all the footnotes. You get an ACT passage about zebras. What's the correct response?

Question 19 19. What is the guessing penalty on the ACT Reading test?

Question 20 20. How many passages are on the ACT Reading test?

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Question 21 21. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

Question 22 22. You're working on a prose fiction passage and get to a question you can't answer. What should you do?

Question 23 23. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 24 24. On the ACT reading passages, in which order should you approach the questions?

ACT Reading: Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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