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ACT Reading: Word Meanings and Choice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 2 2. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

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Question 6 6. If I describe my old dishwasher as refusing to clean my dishes, I'm using which of the following?

Question 7 7. The statement 'kayaks crave crazy conditions' uses which of the following devices?

Question 8 8. What caution should you take when using figurative language?

Question 9 9. 'He's as gentle as a lamb' can most precisely be described as which type of figure of speech:

Question 10 10. 'I was so excited I could feel my feet lifting off of the ground' is an example of which of the following?

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Question 11 11. What is denotation?

Question 12 12. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?

Use this material to answer question #13

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 13 13. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

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. What is mood?

Question 19 19. What is tone?

Question 20 20.

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.

ACT Reading: Word Meanings and Choice Chapter Exam Instructions

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