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Literary Skills & Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How is paraphrasing different from summarizing?

Question 2 2. Why is a source important to paraphrasing?

Question 3 3. Which of these must you remember to do when paraphrasing?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 5 5. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 8 8. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 9 9. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 10 10. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

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Question 11 11. If you're taking a multiple-choice test, and you must choose a conclusion that can be drawn from a text, you should:

Question 12 12. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

Question 13 13. From the second a reader sees the title of a text, looks at a picture on the cover, or reads the first line, he or she is using...

Question 14 14. Predicting is...

Question 15 15. When students make predictions before reading a text and while they read it, it's important that they explain...

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Question 16 16. When you write the events you'll want to paraphrase them. Paraphrasing means...

Question 17 17. When listing the events of the story, what should you keep in mind when choosing what to list?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is something you want to be sure to include in your objective summary?

Question 19 19. The major difference between comparing and contrasting is...

Question 20 20. Which situation is best to use a Venn Diagram?

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Question 21 21. What is a graphic organizer?

Question 22 22. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 23 23. Why is visualization important?

Question 24 24. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 25 25. How can you avoid fallacious reasoning and unsupported inferences?

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Question 26 26. How do you cite an inference?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is true about unsupported inferences?

Question 28 28. Which method of paraphrasing is the most acceptable?

Question 29 29.

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

Literary Skills & Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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