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Question 1 1. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 3 3.

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

Question 5 5. What should you consider when visualizing?

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Question 6 6. What is visualization when reading?

Question 7 7. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

Question 8 8. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 9 9. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

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Question 11 11. What is denotation?

Question 12 12. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 14 14. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

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Question 16 16. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 17 17. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 18 18. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Use this material to answer question #19

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 19 19. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 22 22. Why is visualization important?

Question 23 23. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 24 24. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 27 27. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

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.'

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