Idea Development: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 2 2. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 3 3. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 4 4.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Question 5 5.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

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Question 6 6. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 8 8.

Read through these sentences again.


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Does the author of this passage agree that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified?

Question 9 9. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 10 10. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

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Question 11 11. Daryl begins one of the sentences in his essay with the word 'However.' Beginning a sentence this way serves to signal _____ to something that came before.

Question 12 12. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 13 13. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 14 14. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 15 15. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 17 17. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 18 18.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 19 19. You are writing an essay and need to begin a sentence that continues along the same line of thought as the previous sentence. Which of the following first words for your sentence should you choose in order to BEST signal this continuity?

Question 20 20. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Idea Development: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5 Chapter Exam Instructions

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