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NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 2 2. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 3 3. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 4 4. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 5 5. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

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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 gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

Question 9 9. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

Question 10 10. What does it mean to make an inference?

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Question 11 11. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 12 12. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 13 13. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 14 14. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

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Question 16 16. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 17 17. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 18 18. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 19 19. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading Chapter Exam Instructions

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