Analyzing Content While Reading Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 2 2. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 3 3. In order to really pick apart and analyze a speech, we need to:

Question 4 4. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 5 5. What percent of a speech do people typically remember?

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Question 6 6. Which technique is used to generate a variety of ideas for a potential speech topic?

Question 7 7. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair. I really do. The one side of my head - the right side - is full of millions of gray hairs. I've had them ever since I was a kid. This quote from 'The Catcher in the Rye' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 8 8. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 9 9. Why is it important for the conclusion of a persuasive speech to include a call to action?

Question 10 10. Why might an author use objective narration?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 12 12. Which brainstorming technique requires the speaker to organize ideas into different categories?

Question 13 13. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 14 14. A speech can be written to...

Question 15 15. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

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Question 16 16.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

Question 17 17.

Read through these sentences again.


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Does the author of this passage agree that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified?

Question 18 18. What makes up learnable intelligence?

Question 19 19. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

Question 20 20. Propaganda is...

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Question 21 21. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

Question 22 22. Daryl begins one of the sentences in his essay with the word 'However.' Beginning a sentence this way serves to signal _____ to something that came before.

Question 23 23. What is the difference between reflective and experiential intelligence?

Question 24 24. Which brainstorming technique is a visual way to group and generate ideas?

Question 25 25. What is deductive validity?

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Question 26 26. Using inductive validity, which is the most likely answer to the following questions? Shelly always seems happy. Shelly will seem what today?

Question 27 27. How is neural intelligence different from reflective or experiential intelligence?

Question 28 28.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 29 29. Which sections should be on your note-taking sheet?

Question 30 30. Which brainstorming technique is a compilation of your experiences and interests?

Analyzing Content While Reading 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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