AP English: Interpreting Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 2 2. Why is visualization important?

Question 3 3.

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.

Question 4 4. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

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Question 6 6. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 7 7. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 8 8. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 9 9. What is the structure of a story?

Question 10 10. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. What is tone?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 18 18. What is denotation?

Question 19 19.

'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 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 22 22. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 23 23. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 25 25. What should you consider when visualizing?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 28 28. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 29 29. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 30 30.

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


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

AP English: Interpreting Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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