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SAT Reading: Interpreting & Analyzing Text Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the name of the cause and effect strategy pictured below?

Question 2 2. What are some of the following things a Venn Diagram can compare and contrast?

Question 3 3.

Choose the cause of the character's actions in this short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 4 4. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

Question 5 5. What does it mean to make an inference?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 7 7. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 9 9.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 10 10. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

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Question 11 11. When reading a book about the U.S. Civil War, which of the following lists would be considered forms of textual evidence?

Question 12 12. What is the primary purpose of an informational text?

Question 13 13. What is the correct name for the picture below?

Question 14 14.

Choose the effect of the character's actions in the short reading passage.

James dreaded having to change after P.E. class. He was 40 pounds overweight and was teased daily about his weight problem. He began thinking about ways he could make the bullying stop. He decided to cut down on his meal portions and jogged around his block daily. In just three months James lost 40 pounds! Since losing his weight the bullying has stopped and he went from dreading P.E. to loving it!

Question 15 15. What should you NOT do before reading an informational text?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following should you do as you read an informational text?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a graphic element often found in texts?

Question 18 18.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

Question 19 19. Which of the following offers a visual portrait of data and its relationships and includes varieties like bar, line, and pie?

Question 20 20. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

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Question 21 21. Many teachers use compare and contrast to do what?

Question 22 22. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 23 23.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 24 24. After reading an informational text, what should you NOT do?

Question 25 25. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

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Question 26 26. The overall idea of the story that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 28 28.

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 29 29. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 30 30. What is author's purpose?

SAT Reading: Interpreting & Analyzing Text Chapter Exam Instructions

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