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ACT Reading - Understanding Passages: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

Question 3 3. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 4 4. What is the structure of a story?

Question 5 5. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 7 7. Why is visualization important?

Question 8 8. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 9 9. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 10 10. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

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Question 11 11.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 12 12. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 13 13. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

Question 14 14.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

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Question 16 16. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 17 17. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 18 18. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 19 19. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 20 20. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 21 21. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 22 22.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Question 23 23. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 24 24. What is visualization when reading?

Question 25 25. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 26 26. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 27 27. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 28 28. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 29 29.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 30 30. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

ACT Reading - Understanding Passages: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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