Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 2 2. Ethan is trying to convince Serena to go to a movie with him instead of studying for her mid-terms. This situation is an example of:

Question 3 3.

Choose the effect of the character's actions in the short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 4 4.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition?

'Means to describe similarities between two or more story elements.'

Question 5 5. Liza, a school librarian, believes a series of certain books should be made available to the students and that the principal has the authority to make that decision. Liza believes the books will encourage students to think outside the box and read more just for fun. She expects the school administration and students to also hold these _____ as acknowledgement of her argument.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 7 7. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Question 8 8. To synthesize means:

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is a fact?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a step in analyzing an individual text?

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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.

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 13 13. Why is an informed opinion more trustworthy than an opinion?

Question 14 14.

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

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Question 16 16. Why are reasons important in an argument?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of persuasion through the use of logos ('logos' as in philosophy, not trademarks)?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a step in the process of analyzing graphics?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a graphic element often found in texts?

Question 20 20. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 22 22.

Choose the cause of the character's actions in this short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 25 25. All of the following are elements of an effective argument EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

Question 28 28. Many teachers use compare and contrast to do what?

Question 29 29. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

Question 30 30. Which of the following provides a visual portrait of how something works or is put together or of how sets of data overlap?

Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage Chapter Exam Instructions

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