ACT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 4 4. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 5 5. What is the structure of a story?

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Question 6 6. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 7 7.

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 8 8. What is mood?

Question 9 9. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 10 10.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

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Question 11 11. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

Question 12 12.

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 13 13. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 14 14. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

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. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 17 17.

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 18 18. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 22 22. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 23 23. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 24 24.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 25 25.

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.'

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Question 26 26. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 27 27. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 28 28. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 30 30. What is tone?

ACT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages Chapter Exam Instructions

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