PECT PAPA: Purpose, Main Idea & Organization of Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order to avoid distracting sentences meant to merely engage readers rather than inform them about the topic being studied, readers need to be actively engaged with the text by:

Question 2 2. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 3 3. Can one informational text, such as a news article, contain more than one type of organizational structure? Explain why or why not.

Question 4 4. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 5 5. If you are writing about the reasons the Revolutionary War occurred, what organizational pattern should you use?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a general idea?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a specific idea?

Question 8 8. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

Question 9 9. When creating summaries, it's important to _____.

Question 10 10. The overall idea of the story that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

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Question 11 11. What is a summary?

Question 12 12. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. What is author's purpose?

Question 15 15. A summary can include all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a type of specific evidence that can be used to define and prove a general or main idea?

Question 17 17. You are reading the story of Snow White, and notice you are reading about a series of events in the order they occurred. What is the BEST way to describe this organizational pattern?

Question 18 18. When readers are able to organize information from a text into a hierarchical structure, it shows...

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

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Question 21 21.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

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

Question 22 22. Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

Question 23 23.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 24 24. Why is it important for readers to know how to arrange ideas from a reading selection in an outline?

Question 25 25. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

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Question 26 26. In order to fully comprehend and retain the information covered in a reading selection, a reader should...

Question 27 27. Summaries are used in _____.

Question 28 28. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

Question 29 29. Which is most likely to be written in chronological order?

Question 30 30. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

PECT PAPA: Purpose, Main Idea & Organization of Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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