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Reading & Research Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

Question 2 2. What is a fact?

Question 3 3. While spending the night at a friend's house, you hear a loud bell. Immediately after hearing the bell, you jump. Your friend tells you that periodically the bell goes off throughout the night. As long as you don't hear the bell, you are fine. However, every time that the bell goes off, you jump. What is the cause and what is the effect in this scenario.

Question 4 4. What does it mean to say that the number of hours you exercise daily is correlated to being a fast runner?

Question 5 5. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

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Question 6 6. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 8 8.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 9 9. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 10 10.

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?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important for readers to identify stereotypes, biases and assumptions in written work?

Question 12 12. 'Jenny is Chinese, so she'll definitely excel in math.' This statement is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

Question 14 14. If you're taking a multiple-choice test, and you must choose a conclusion that can be drawn from a text, you should:

Question 15 15. A research question:

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Question 16 16. Your research question is 'Do violent people watch violent television, and do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' We decide to remove 'do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' from this question. Why?

Question 17 17. What are the two most common formatting styles for a bibliography?

Question 18 18. What is a bibliography?

Question 19 19. What name is given to a piece of research which is reviewed by experts in a field review before it is published in an academic periodical?

Question 20 20. What is the institute that hosts the website?

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Question 21 21. What is another way to define essential information?

Question 22 22. Pretend you are writing a paper about Babe Ruth's baseball playing ability. Which piece of information would be considered incidental?

Question 23 23. The most precise information is offered via ____ presentations.

Question 24 24. A photo or diagram is an example of a/an ____ presentation.

Question 25 25. What is the first step in drawing inferences from an informational text?

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Question 26 26. What kind of texts do we naturally draw inferences from?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is a fact?

Question 28 28. What is the definition of temporal precedence?

Question 29 29. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 30 30.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Reading & Research Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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