Reading Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Words or phrases that help to connect sentences or ideas are:

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

Question 3 3. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 5 5.

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.

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Question 6 6. Many teachers use compare and contrast to.....

Question 7 7. Which of the following transitions does NOT demonstrate differences between things:

Question 8 8. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 9 9. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 10 10. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

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Question 11 11.

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.'

Question 12 12.

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!

Question 13 13.

'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 14 14.

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 15 15. What is the correct name for the picture below?

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Question 16 16. The pattern of organization within a passage is:

Question 17 17.

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 18 18. 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 19 19. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 20 20. Which of the following transitions support a cause and effect text structure:

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 23 23. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 24 24. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

Question 25 25. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following transitions does NOT indicate an order of events:

Question 27 27.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 28 28.

Which of the following keywords goes with the following definition.

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

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following statements is true?

Reading Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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