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Interpreting Passages Read Aloud Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 2 2. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 4 4.

Choose the cause of the character's actions in this short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 5 5. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

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Question 6 6. What is the correct name for the picture below?

Question 7 7.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 8 8. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

Question 9 9. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

Question 10 10.

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.

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Question 11 11.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition.

'Means to describe similarities between two or more story elements.'

Question 12 12.

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 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 14 14. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 15 15. What is mood?

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Question 16 16. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 17 17. Many teachers use compare and contrast to.....

Question 18 18.

Choose the effect of the character's actions in the short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 19 19. Which form of media relies most heavily on oral communication?

Question 20 20. How much do we remember of what we read?

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Question 21 21. Analyze the following statements and indicate which one is most accurate.

Question 22 22. What is tone?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 24 24.

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 25 25. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 27 27. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 28 28.

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

Question 30 30. One benefit of speaking rather than reading is that the speaker can:

Interpreting Passages Read Aloud Chapter Exam Instructions

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