GRE Verbal Reasoning - Reading Skills: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 2 2. Why is visualization important?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 4 4. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 5 5. What is tone?

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Question 6 6. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 7 7. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 8 8. What is mood?

Question 9 9. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 10 10. What should you consider when visualizing?

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Question 11 11. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 13 13.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

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Use this material to answer question #16

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 16 16. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 17 17. What is the structure of a story?

Question 18 18. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

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

Question 20 20. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

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Question 21 21. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 22 22. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 23 23. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 24 24. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 25 25. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

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Question 26 26. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 27 27. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 28 28. What is denotation?

Question 29 29. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

Question 30 30. What is visualization when reading?

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