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Informational Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The following sentence uses which of the three persuasive methods? I have interviewed over 100 doctors on this topic, and all of my research helps to prove my point.

Question 2 2. The following uses which type of persuasive device? Animal shelters are helping hands, but hands that are too small to help on their own.

Question 3 3. The following uses which persuasive device? I listened to what you said. I listened to what she said. But in the end, I listened to myself.

Question 4 4. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 5 5. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 6 6. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

Question 7 7. Hyperlinks are sometimes indicated in a document by:

Question 8 8. How could a hyperlink be used without an Internet connection?

Question 9 9. When you mouse over a hyperlink, your pointer will likely turn into:

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT true about informational texts?

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Question 11 11. If an author writes on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, this would be an example of which informational text pattern?

Question 12 12. 'Similar to her first novel, Gillian Flynn continues to rely on an unreliable narrator in her next work.' You would expect to see this sentence in what type of essay pattern?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 14 14. How is a memoir different from a biography?

Question 15 15. Which genre of non-fiction literature is memoir a subcategory?

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Question 16 16. What are some of the signal words and phrases used to help the reader recognize that the problem and solution structure is being used in a text?

Question 17 17. Which news article title below suggests that the problem/solution structure will be used to organize information?

Question 18 18. If the problem/solution organizational structure is used by a journalist, he or she...

Question 19 19. Which supplementary text feature represents additional material that's typically expository or bibliographic in nature?

Question 20 20. Elements existing independently of a main text and intended to enhance readers' experiences with it are known as…

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Question 21 21. Which of these is a category of text features?

Question 22 22. An article you read in a magazine where a celebrity answers questions is an example of what type of nonfiction?

Question 23 23. What are the two types of nonfiction?

Question 24 24. Which are types of informative nonfiction?

Question 25 25. When reading critically, we make inferences using _____ and _____.

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Question 26 26. What is the first step in drawing inferences from an informational text?

Question 27 27. What is an inference?

Question 28 28.

Here is an excerpt from the American Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States...

What generalization can you make about the main point of this excerpt?

Question 29 29. What is a generalization about a passage?

Question 30 30.

Take a look at this passage:

The incredible growth of scientific knowledge in the past few centuries has not gotten rid of conspiracy theories. From Illuminati to reptilians to secret Communist plots, conspiracy theories are as strong as ever. Why? Because people don't just want scientific explanations for the world. They want explanations that make emotional sense, and satisfy their need for meaning. A powerful gang of secret agents controlling everything might be scary, but it's a lot less scary than a random world where bad things frequently happen to good people for no reason at all.

Which of the following is an ACCURATE generalization about the STRUCTURE of the passage?

Informational Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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