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FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Structure in Informational Text Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 2 2. Articles that have been read and approved by professionals in the same academic discipline as the author are considered to be:

Question 3 3. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 4 4. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

Question 5 5. Elements existing independently of a main text and intended to enhance readers' experiences with it are known as…

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 7 7. You are reading a text that offers a series of steps for learning how to swim. What is the purpose of the text?

Question 8 8. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

Question 9 9. An informal and subjective attitude often exhibits which of the following?

Question 10 10. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

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Question 11 11. Which text feature usually comes after the main body of the text and consists of often exhaustive lists of specific subjects and their locations in the text?

Question 12 12. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 14 14. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 15 15. A glossary is a collection of…

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Question 16 16. What is an author's attitude?

Question 17 17. What is the purpose of a text?

Question 18 18. Which of the following do writers use to express their attitudes?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 20 20. Identify the attitude of the following writing sample: When I walked into the kitchen, I was immediately transported back to my childhood. The gingham curtains, old-fashioned stove, simple table and chairs, and wonderful aromas reminded me strongly of my grandmother's kitchen years and years ago.

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Question 21 21. What sources are NOT considered reliable?

Question 22 22. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

Question 23 23. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 24 24. What are some of the problems that would cause you to reject a source?

Question 25 25. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

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Question 26 26. Which of these is a category of text features?

Question 27 27. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 30 30. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Structure in Informational Text Chapter Exam Instructions

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