SBA ELA - Grades 3-5: Informational & Scientific Text Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a claim?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of valid evidence?

Question 3 3. In order for an argument to have deductive validity, it needs what two things?

Question 4 4. Which is not an article in a reference book?

Question 5 5. To analyze a text means:

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

Question 7 7. To synthesize means:

Question 8 8. If an argument is invalid, that means that it is _____.

Question 9 9. What makes an editorial different from the other types of articles?

Question 10 10. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following offers a visual portrait of data and its relationships and includes varieties like bar, line, and pie?

Question 12 12. Can a logical conclusion be drawn based on a faulty premise?

Question 13 13. After John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, northerners and southerns made different claims and drew different conclusions because they held different ____.

Question 14 14. Nonsense analysis of two or more facts is also known by what term?

Question 15 15. In a political campaign, one side encourages voters to support a candidate based on his or her voting record and community involvement. The other side encourages voters to reject the candidate based on choices he has made about his personal life. The two sides make different claims and draw different conclusions based on different:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a graphic element often found in texts?

Question 17 17. Why are reasons important in an argument?

Question 18 18. As part of the famous Hawthorne Studies back in the 1920's, Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger wanted to know, 'Could certain environmental conditions, such as improved lighting, make employees work more efficiently?' Which step in the scientific method does this address?

Question 19 19. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 20 20. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

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Question 21 21. What is the purpose of a text?

Question 22 22. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 23 23. You are reading a text that offers a series of steps for learning how to swim. What is the purpose of the 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. Which of the following is a step in the process of analyzing graphics?

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Question 26 26. Why is it important that a researcher avoid skipping steps in the scientific method process?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a step in synthesizing two texts?

Question 28 28. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is a periodical that focuses on a specific scholarly discipline?

Question 30 30. You are reading a text that's attempting to convince you chocolate cake is the best dessert. What is the purpose of the text?

SBA ELA - Grades 3-5: Informational & Scientific Text Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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