SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 2 2. What is culture?

Question 3 3.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 4 4. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 5 5. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

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Question 6 6. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 7 7. What is visualization when reading?

Question 8 8. Four of these answer possibilities could be TOPICS of a passage. Which one is actually an ARGUMENT?

Question 9 9. Which of the following could be used as the ARGUMENT when writing a passage?

Question 10 10. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

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Question 11 11.

Which of the following identifies a piece of EVIDENCE for the author's argument?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

Question 12 12. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 13 13. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 14 14. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Question 16 16. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Question 17 17. Why is visualization important?

Question 18 18. What are our values and beliefs?

Question 19 19. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 20 20. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

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Question 21 21. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 22 22. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Use this material to answer question #23

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 23 23. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 24 24. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 25 25. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

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Question 26 26. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 27 27. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 28 28.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

Question 29 29.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Question 30 30. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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