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NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Interpretation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sometimes characters and readers see things from the same angle. Which point of view makes this happen?

Question 2 2.

Read the passage below. Then determine which answer is the best example to illustrate the main idea through supporting details?

''The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'' by Aesop

One day a hungry wolf was wandering around, looking for his next meal. He stumbled upon a group of sheep. Before he made his attack, he noticed a shepherd with attack dogs. He plotted the whole day how he would find his way to the sheep without being caught. He saw in the distance sheep pelt, laying in a far away area. The wolf made his way to the pelt, placing it upon his own pelt. Shortly after, he walked over to where the sheep were. The wolf would trick sheep, one by one, to lead the sheep away from the others. Once alone, the wolf would eat the sheep. He continued doing this for weeks, enjoying good meals. Appearances can at times be deceptive.

Question 3 3.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

Question 4 4. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 5 5. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

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Question 6 6. What is author's purpose?

Question 7 7. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 8 8. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

Question 9 9. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

Question 10 10. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

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Question 11 11. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 12 12.

Read the brief passage below and identify its implied main idea.

You wouldn't peel carrots with a nail file. And you can't tune an engine with a cheese grater. So why would you buy a wrench to do a screwdriver's job?

Question 13 13. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 14 14. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Question 15 15. First person point of view makes use of which pronoun?

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Question 16 16. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 18 18. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 19 19. When teaching beginning readers to draw conclusions, it's important to guide them in the process by:

Question 20 20. What are supporting details?

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Question 21 21.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 22 22. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

Question 23 23. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 24 24. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

Question 25 25. What should all the supporting details relate to?

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Question 26 26. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 27 27. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 29 29. When a sequential pattern of organization is used...

Question 30 30. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Interpretation Chapter Exam Instructions

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