Reading Comprehension & Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which rapid reading strategy gives you a bird's-eye view of the passage?

Question 2 2. Which rapid reading strategy allows readers to identify keywords and details?

Question 3 3.

Read the brief passage below and identify its implied main idea.

You wouldn't peel carrots with a nail file. And you can't tune an engine with a cheese grater. So why would you buy a wrench to do a screwdriver's job?

Question 4 4. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a general idea?

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Question 6 6. Specific ideas ____.

Question 7 7. You see a person cough and conclude that they have a cold. You remember coughing the last time you had a cold. What is being used to make the inference?

Question 8 8. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of learning to find the gist of a piece of text you are reading?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a strategy for improving reading comprehension?

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Question 11 11. In the graph shown, if the object has traveled for five (5.0) seconds, the speed of the object will be approximately _____.

Question 12 12. If you had a long grocery list, including the names of the items, the prices, and how many of each you wanted to buy, would your shopping list better serve you as a chart, graph, table, or sticky note?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of a piece of evidence that would be used as supporting evidence?

Question 14 14. Which of the following best explains the meaning of 'the main idea'?

Question 15 15.

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

Question 17 17. In terms of a word's weight, are lighter words insignificant?

Question 18 18. If we are discussing a word's weight, what are we talking about?

Question 19 19. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 20 20. You are reading a text that's attempting to convince you chocolate cake is the best dessert. What is the purpose of the text?

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Question 21 21.

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

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a step in analyzing an individual text?

Question 24 24. You are reading two books about early colonist settlements and you are comparing the reasons and evidence listed in each book. Which process are you doing while reading?

Question 25 25. The opposite of explicit is _____.

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Question 26 26. Where can stating things explicitly be helpful?

Question 27 27. Rapid reading strategies can help you speed your reading rate to as many as _____ words-per-minute.

Question 28 28. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is a type of specific evidence that can be used to define and prove a general or main idea?

Question 30 30. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Reading Comprehension & Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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