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Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2.

Read through these sentences again.


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Does the author of this passage agree that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified?

Question 3 3. What form of indirect instruction increases fluency?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. You are writing an essay and need to begin a sentence that continues along the same line of thought as the previous sentence. Which of the following first words for your sentence should you choose in order to BEST signal this continuity?

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Question 6 6. The following are all examples of metacognitive strategies except

Question 7 7. The goal of teaching metacognitive strategies is to

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 10 10.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 12 12. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 13 13. Why is visualization important?

Question 14 14. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 15 15. A graphic organizer helps students:

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Question 16 16. Which factor refers to the voice quality of a reader?

Question 17 17. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Question 18 18.

Which of the following identifies a piece of EVIDENCE for the author's argument?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

Question 19 19. Which of the following could be used as the ARGUMENT when writing a passage?

Question 20 20. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

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Question 21 21.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 24 24. Four of these answer possibilities could be TOPICS of a passage. Which one is actually an ARGUMENT?

Question 25 25. A type of compare/contrast organizer is:

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Question 26 26. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 27 27.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 28 28. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 29 29. ________ allow students to organize information ____, linearly, or in a cyclical fashion.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a type of graphic organizer?

Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension 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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