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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Understanding Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is FALSE in reference to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

Question 3 3. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 4 4. In Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, one theme is _____.

Question 5 5. What's involved in the point by point method of development?

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Question 6 6. When a theme is universal, it _____.

Question 7 7. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

Question 8 8. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 9 9. The theme of The Tortoise and the Hare is:

Question 10 10.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 12 12. What parts of a story can setting affect?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is UNTRUE of traditional plot structure?

Question 14 14. Characterization is the narrative description of an individual's…

Question 15 15. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

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Question 16 16. The social environment can be defined as:

Question 17 17. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 18 18.

Identify the subject(s) of the following sentence:

He didn't know the mob boss paid off the cop.

Question 19 19. The end of a plot is called what?

Question 20 20.

Which of the following identifies a piece of EVIDENCE for the author's argument?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

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Question 21 21. What is a block pattern of development?

Question 22 22. All of the following are components of setting except:

Question 23 23. In the book Lord of the Flies, the character Ralph is the natural leader. When Ralph and the group of boys get stranded on the deserted island, what is Ralph's character motivation?

Question 24 24. Indirect characterization is the portrayal of an individual's characteristics through his or her…

Question 25 25. Serving as an overall theme in the poem Identity, author Julio Noboa believed that _____.

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Question 26 26. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is least likely to motivate a character?

Question 28 28. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 30 30. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Understanding Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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