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Ohio Graduation Test: Interpreting Readings Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 3 3.

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 4 4. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 5 5. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 6 6.

'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 7 7. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 8 8. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10.

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.'

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Question 11 11.

Which of the following words best matches the definition below?

The outcome of events that happen once a character makes a choice or action in a story.

Question 12 12. The goal of this type of _____ writing is to explain an idea or concept while incorporating details for support.

Question 13 13.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition.

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

Question 14 14. What are the two main factors that play a role in determining writing style?

Question 15 15. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is correct?

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

Question 18 18. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 19 19. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

Question 20 20. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

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Question 21 21.

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

Question 23 23.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

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

Question 24 24.

Identify the following writing style used in this poem by Emily Dickinson titled 'Summer Shower'':

'A drop fell on the apple tree,

Another on the roof,

And made the gables laugh,

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

And signed the fete away.'

Question 25 25. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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Question 26 26. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 27 27. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 28 28. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

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.

Ohio Graduation Test: Interpreting Readings Chapter Exam Instructions

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