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HiSET: Nonfiction & Informational Text Skills Practice Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 2 2. In order to analyze the effectiveness and validity of a scholarly journal article, what questions should you ask yourself?

Question 3 3. When analyzing a letter, what specific questions should we ask ourselves about the author's purpose?

Question 4 4. Why are authentic diaries an important piece of history?

Question 5 5. A speech can be written to...

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Question 6 6. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 7 7. When analyzing a letter, we need to take into account any related background information and what we can learn from this source. What questions should we be asking ourselves?

Question 8 8. Why shouldn't news articles include propaganda techniques like scapegoating or plain folks?

Question 9 9. Why is it important to read the abstract of a scholarly journal article first?

Question 10 10. In order to really pick apart and analyze a speech, we need to:

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Question 11 11. In a scholarly journal article, why don't you want to skip over the references section and any footnotes listed?

Question 12 12. Why is it important to know that the audience for Christopher Columbus's letter is King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain?

Question 13 13. A letter is a written, typed, or printed form of communication that can be considered a _____.

Question 14 14. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 15 15. In former President Kennedy's Civil Rights Announcement, why did he use the word 'we' rather than 'Americans'?

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Question 16 16. Why is it important for the conclusion of a persuasive speech to include a call to action?

Question 17 17. Why is it important to include counterarguments in a speech?

Question 18 18. Why would a psychologist want to analyze a diary?

Question 19 19. Scholarly journal articles are...

Question 20 20. If you want to analyze a diary, it's important to...

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Question 21 21. A primary source is...

Question 22 22. How does Anne Frank's writing style impact the reader?

Question 23 23. Propaganda is...

Question 24 24.

Thirty-three days after my departure from Cadiz I reached the Indian sea, where I discovered many islands, thickly peopled, of which I took possession without resistance in the name of our most illustrious Monarch, by public proclamation and with unfurled banners.

What are a couple of suggestive words or phrases that Columbus uses in this letter excerpt to communicate his message that he is in control?

Question 25 25. In order, what are the common elements found in a scholarly journal article?

HiSET: Nonfiction & Informational Text Skills Practice 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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