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GED Social Studies: Reading Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

Question 2 2. Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

Question 3 3. If you are writing about the reasons the Revolutionary War occurred, what organizational pattern should you use?

Question 4 4. What goes in the left hand column when using the Cornell Note Taking System?

Question 5 5. Which is a complex type of web?

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Question 6 6. For which type of writing is it helpful to underline key phrases to help find specific details?

Question 7 7.

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 8 8.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

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

Question 9 9.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 10 10. You are reading an article on global warming and find that the author has a PhD in climatology. This information makes the author more credible. What aspect of analyzing the writer is this an example of?

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Question 11 11. Which is not a category when you are analyzing writers with differing opinions?

Question 12 12. What is bias?

Question 13 13. Differentiate between a plot and a theme.

Question 14 14.

Read the passage below. Then determine which answer is the best example to illustrate the main idea through supporting details?

''The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'' by Aesop

One day a hungry wolf was wandering around, looking for his next meal. He stumbled upon a group of sheep. Before he made his attack, he noticed a shepherd with attack dogs. He plotted the whole day how he would find his way to the sheep without being caught. He saw in the distance sheep pelt, laying in a far away area. The wolf made his way to the pelt, placing it upon his own pelt. Shortly after, he walked over to where the sheep were. The wolf would trick sheep, one by one, to lead the sheep away from the others. Once alone, the wolf would eat the sheep. He continued doing this for weeks, enjoying good meals. Appearances can at times be deceptive.

Question 15 15. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

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Question 16 16. What is the purpose of a text?

Question 17 17. You are reading a text that's attempting to convince you chocolate cake is the best dessert. What is the purpose of the text?

Question 18 18. You are reading a text that offers a series of steps for learning how to swim. What is the purpose of the text?

Question 19 19. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 20 20.

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?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 22 22. Why is it possible for a text to have more than one main idea?

Question 23 23. What does it mean to infer the main idea?

Question 24 24. The main idea of a reading selection may appear anywhere EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. You are reading the story of Snow White, and notice you are reading about a series of events in the order they occurred. What is the BEST way to describe this organizational pattern?

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Question 26 26. Which graphic organizer consists of two overlapping circles?

Question 27 27. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 28 28. When you are reading nonfiction pieces of writing, what does it mean to evaluate the author's point of view?

Question 29 29. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 30 30. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

GED Social Studies: Reading Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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