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Reading & Research Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are the two factors that help you judge the worth of an article?

Question 2 2. What are the two factors that help you judge the credibility of an article?

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. Which of the following is not a criterion for establishing a cause-effect relationship?

Question 5 5. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

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Question 6 6. What are supporting details?

Question 7 7. A graph is an example of a/an ____ presentation.

Question 8 8. Answering questions is a benefit of ____ presentations.

Question 9 9. What is an opinion?

Question 10 10. What is a fact?

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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. Which of the following statements about assumptions in written work is FALSE?

Question 13 13. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

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

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. A research question:

Question 18 18. Your research question is: 'What is the effect of television viewing on Americans?' What is the PROBABLE reason that this question would need some revision.

Question 19 19. An implied main idea is _____.

Question 20 20.

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

Question 22 22. Which one of these is the best example of a narrowed topic?

Question 23 23. There are a variety of reasons why an author may choose to include a bibliography with their work; all of the following are reasons to write a bibliography except

Question 24 24. What is a bibliography?

Question 25 25. What kinds of words are great places to begin looking for inferences because they are descriptors that often carry assumptions about the reader's past experiences?

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

Question 27 27. What is the institute that hosts the website?

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

Question 29 29. What should all the supporting details relate to?

Question 30 30. Which type of presentation allows people to offer the most information?

Reading & Research Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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