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Reading Comprehension & Response Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 2 2. Differentiate between a plot and a theme.

Question 3 3.

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 4 4. Which of these is written in a formal style?

Question 5 5. Complete the analogy: Newspaper:_____::Author:Voice

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Question 6 6. What is a sure-fire sign of informal language?

Question 7 7. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 8 8. ____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

Question 9 9. Which of the follow statements is true?

Question 10 10. What is the best source to use when synthesizing written information for a research paper?

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Question 11 11. What is synthesizing written information?

Question 12 12. When using secondary resources to synthesize written information, what else should you use?

Question 13 13. What aspects of a novel can be used to compare and contrast?

Question 14 14. Which of the following techniques can be used in a compare and contrast exercise?

Question 15 15. What techniques can be used when analyzing the similarities and differences of metaphors in two or more works of literature?

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Question 16 16. Why is a source important to paraphrasing?

Question 17 17. How is paraphrasing different from summarizing?

Question 18 18. Which of these must you remember to do when paraphrasing?

Question 19 19. If you're summarizing an argument, which of the following should you include?

Question 20 20.

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 21 21. When you restate an idea, you. . .

Question 22 22. What is audience in terms of an essay?

Question 23 23. Which example shows a purpose to persuade?

Question 24 24. Which is an example of purpose in an essay?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Which of the following DOES NOT indicate voice?

Question 27 27. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 28 28. What is a good example of a primary resource?

Question 29 29. In a compare and contrast exercise between The U.S. Declaration of Independence and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, what factor is most relevant?

Question 30 30. Which method of paraphrasing is the most acceptable?

Reading Comprehension & Response Chapter Exam Instructions

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