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CBEST Reading: Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 2 2. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 3 3. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 5 5. What is the definition of 'gist'?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 7 7. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 8 8. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 9 9. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 10 10. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 12 12. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 13 13. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 14 14. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 15 15. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

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Question 16 16. What is the structure of a story?

Question 17 17. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 18 18. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 19 19. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 20 20. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

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Question 21 21. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 22 22. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 23 23. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 24 24. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

CBEST Reading: Comprehension Chapter Exam Instructions

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