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Fundamentals of Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

Question 2 2. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 3 3. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 4 4. What is the purpose of a text?

Question 5 5. What does it mean to make an inference?

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Question 6 6. Why is the historical context of the Diary of Anne Frank, a story of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany, important?

Question 7 7. Why is an informed opinion more trustworthy than an opinion?

Question 8 8. What is a text's context?

Question 9 9. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 10 10. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 11 11. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 12 12.

Read the brief passage below and identify its implied main idea.

You wouldn't peel carrots with a nail file. And you can't tune an engine with a cheese grater. So why would you buy a wrench to do a screwdriver's job?

Question 13 13. Drawing conclusions is:

Question 14 14. 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:

Question 15 15. What is a text's biographical context?

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Question 16 16. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

Question 17 17. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 18 18.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. What is the definition of 'gist'?

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Question 21 21. What is tone?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

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

Question 24 24.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

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Question 26 26. ____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

Question 27 27. 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?

Question 28 28. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 29 29. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 30 30. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Fundamentals of Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam Instructions

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