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Improving Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 2 2. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 4 4. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 5 5. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 7 7. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 10 10. What is denotation?

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Question 11 11. What is visualization when reading?

Question 12 12. What is tone?

Question 13 13. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 14 14. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 15 15. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 16 16. What is mood?

Question 17 17. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19.

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

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22.

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 23 23. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Use this material to answer question #25

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

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Question 26 26. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 27 27. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

Question 28 28. Why is visualization important?

Question 29 29. What is the structure of a story?

Question 30 30. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Improving Reading Comprehension 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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