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Reading Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you're summarizing an argument, which of the following should you include?

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Question 2 2. When you restate an idea, you. . .

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Question 3 3.

Consider the following sentence:

'Concerned about their safety, Lindsey never let her children play outside at night without adult supervision.'

Which of the following answers best restates this sentence?

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Question 4 4. Should a summary be longer or shorter than the text that you're summarizing?

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Question 5 5. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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Question 7 7.

Choose the effect of the character's actions in the 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!

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Question 8 8.

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!

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Question 9 9. Differentiate between a plot and a theme.

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Question 10 10. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

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Question 11 11. Which approach may be adopted while aiming to provide a more valid explanation of a main idea and to demonstrate clear understanding of the main idea?

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Question 12 12.

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 a 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.

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Question 13 13. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

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Question 14 14. Many teachers use compare and contrast to do what?

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Question 15 15.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition?

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

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

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Question 17 17. Drawing conclusions about a situation before you know all the facts is called _____.

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Question 18 18.

I always leave my dog home alone, and usually he doesn't make any trouble. But when I got home on Monday, he'd chewed up all the toilet paper and there was a huge mess all over the bathroom floor! And that was after I'd already had trouble parking because there was a road work crew filling potholes on my street. Those jackhammers are ridiculously loud. What a day! I was so glad when the road work crew was gone on Tuesday and the dog decided to settle down again.

The most reasonable conclusion to draw from this passage is that...

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Question 19 19.

Boris is trying to call his friend Ann. He calls her once, but she doesn't pick up. So he calls her house, and nobody picks up the phone there, either. Boris decides that there's only one possible explanation: Ann and her family were abducted by aliens.

What is Boris doing when he concludes that Ann and her family were abducted by aliens?

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Question 20 20. When you draw a conclusion from a passage, you _____.

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Question 21 21. The pattern of organization within a passage is:

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Question 22 22. Which of the following transitions does NOT indicate an order of events:

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Question 23 23. Words or phrases that help to connect sentences or ideas are:

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Question 24 24. Which of the following transitions support a cause and effect text structure:

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Question 25 25. The tone of a written piece may best be described as what?

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Question 26 26. When looking at what the author omits or fails to mention, what are we looking to uncover?

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Question 27 27. A metaphor would be an example of what?

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Question 28 28. What kind of tone would you expect in an academic essay on the history of cancer research?

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Question 29 29.

Consider the following two sentences:

SENTENCE 1: Although dogs are popularly known as 'man's best friend,' cats are actually the most popular pet in the United States.

SENTENCE 2: Cats are stereotyped as standoffish and mysterious, while dogs are more commonly seen as enthusiastic and loyal, living up to their nickname as 'man's best friend.'

What is the relationship between sentences 1 and 2?

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Question 30 30.

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.

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Reading Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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