Interpreting Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 3 3. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 4 4. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 5 5. What is denotation?

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Question 6 6. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 9 9.

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

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Question 11 11. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 12 12. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

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Question 16 16.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 17 17. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 19 19. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 20 20. What is the structure of a story?

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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 word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 23 23. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 24 24. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 25 25. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 27 27. Why is visualization important?

Question 28 28. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 29 29. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 30 30. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Interpreting Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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