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Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order to really pick apart and analyze a speech, we need to:

Question 2 2. When analyzing a letter, we need to take into account any related background information and what we can learn from this source. What questions should we be asking ourselves?

Question 3 3. A primary source is...

Question 4 4. Why shouldn't news articles include propaganda techniques like scapegoating or plain folks?

Question 5 5. A letter is a written, typed, or printed form of communication that can be considered a _____.

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Question 6 6. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 7 7. Why are authentic diaries an important piece of history?

Question 8 8. If you want to analyze a diary, it's important to...

Question 9 9. Why is it important to include counterarguments in a speech?

Question 10 10. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to know that the audience for Christopher Columbus's letter is King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain?

Question 12 12. In former President Kennedy's Civil Rights Announcement, why did he use the word 'we' rather than 'Americans'?

Question 13 13. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 14 14. When analyzing a letter, what specific questions should we ask ourselves about the author's purpose?

Question 15 15.

Thirty-three days after my departure from Cadiz I reached the Indian sea, where I discovered many islands, thickly peopled, of which I took possession without resistance in the name of our most illustrious Monarch, by public proclamation and with unfurled banners.

What are a couple of suggestive words or phrases that Columbus uses in this letter excerpt to communicate his message that he is in control?

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Question 16 16. Propaganda is...

Question 17 17. How does Anne Frank's writing style impact the reader?

Question 18 18. Why is it important for the conclusion of a persuasive speech to include a call to action?

Question 19 19. Why would a psychologist want to analyze a diary?

Question 20 20. A speech can be written to...

Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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