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Foundations of Reading Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 2 2. What is symbolism?

Question 3 3.

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.

Question 4 4. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 5 5. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of symbolism in literature?

Question 7 7. Four of these answer possibilities could be TOPICS of a passage. Which one is actually an ARGUMENT?

Question 8 8.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 10 10. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

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Question 11 11. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

Question 12 12. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 13 13. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

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

Question 15 15. Identify the metaphor listed below.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 18 18. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 19 19. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 20 20. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 22 22. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 23 23. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

Question 24 24. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 25 25. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

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Question 26 26. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 27 27. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 28 28. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Foundations of Reading Chapter Exam Instructions

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