CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Analyzing & Interpreting Passages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to read the abstract of a scholarly journal article first?

Question 2 2. Why is it important to know that the audience for Christopher Columbus's letter is King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain?

Question 3 3. Which of the following should you do as you read an informational text?

Question 4 4. 'Jenny is Chinese, so she'll definitely excel in math.' This statement is an example of _____.

Question 5 5. 'College basketball players practice and play just as hard as professional players in the NBA. Therefore, they should be compensated, especially because they earn lots of money for the universities.' Which of the following is NOT an assumption based on this claim?

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Question 6 6. In order to really pick apart and analyze a speech, we need to:

Question 7 7. According to the video on critical thinking, what turned out to be the true relationship between colds and vitamin C?

Question 8 8. In order, what are the common elements found in a scholarly journal article?

Question 9 9. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 10 10. When analyzing a letter, we need to take into account any related background information and what we can learn from this source. What questions should we be asking ourselves?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 13 13. Observations _____, while Inference _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following occurs when sounds are repeated at the beginning of words?

Question 15 15. Which of the following occurs when a writer splits his or her sentence into two parts and the second part provides a mirror image of the first part?

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Question 16 16. What is the primary purpose of an informational text?

Question 17 17. What is a text's biographical context?

Question 18 18. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 19 19. How does Anne Frank's writing style impact the reader?

Question 20 20. Why is it important for readers to identify stereotypes, biases and assumptions in written work?

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Question 21 21. Which types of arguments will a speaker use to state his or her case?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about assumptions in written work is FALSE?

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. Why is the historical context of the Diary of Anne Frank, a story of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany, important?

Question 25 25. What is an example of an assumption you might make if you are arguing that universal helmet laws should be created and enforced in all states?

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Question 26 26. In former President Kennedy's Civil Rights Announcement, why did he use the word 'we' rather than 'Americans'?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a category of rhetorical devices?

Question 28 28. In order to analyze the effectiveness and validity of a scholarly journal article, what questions should you ask yourself?

Question 29 29. After reading an informational text, what should you NOT do?

Question 30 30. Why can listening be considered a critical thinking activity?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Analyzing & Interpreting Passages Chapter Exam Instructions

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