CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

Question 3 3. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 5 5. An article you read in a magazine where a celebrity answers questions is an example of what type of nonfiction?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is a fact?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of persuasion through the use of logos ('logos' as in philosophy, not trademarks)?

Question 8 8. Which are types of informative nonfiction?

Question 9 9. Why is an informed opinion more trustworthy than an opinion?

Question 10 10. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

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Question 11 11. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 12 12. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 13 13.

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


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

Question 14 14. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 15 15. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a type of persuasion?

Question 17 17. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 18 18. How is literary nonfiction different from fiction?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. What are the two types of nonfiction?

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Question 21 21. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 22 22. What is the structure of a story?

Question 23 23. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 24 24. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 25 25. Which is a characteristic of all nonfiction?

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Question 26 26. 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:

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types Chapter Exam Instructions

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