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Skills for Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

Question 2 2. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 3 3. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 4 4. If you're taking a multiple-choice test, and you must choose a conclusion that can be drawn from a text, you should:

Question 5 5. When teaching beginning readers to draw conclusions, it's important to guide them in the process by:

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Question 6 6. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

Question 7 7. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 8 8.

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 9 9.

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 10 10. Which of the following is a reason why a generalization might be misleading?

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Question 11 11.

Here is an excerpt from the American Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States...

What generalization can you make about the main point of this excerpt?

Question 12 12.

Take a look at this passage:

The incredible growth of scientific knowledge in the past few centuries has not gotten rid of conspiracy theories. From Illuminati to reptilians to secret Communist plots, conspiracy theories are as strong as ever. Why? Because people don't just want scientific explanations for the world. They want explanations that make emotional sense, and satisfy their need for meaning. A powerful gang of secret agents controlling everything might be scary, but it's a lot less scary than a random world where bad things frequently happen to good people for no reason at all.

Which of the following is an ACCURATE generalization about the STRUCTURE of the passage?

Question 13 13. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 14 14. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

Question 15 15. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 16 16. What is foreshadowing?

Question 17 17. What is diction?

Question 18 18. Which statement is an example of theme?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is NOT a main idea?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a good strategy for finding the main idea of a story?

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Question 21 21. What is the difference between the topic and the main idea of a story?

Question 22 22. The setting can:

Question 23 23. Which question could be good to ask in the drawing conclusions step?

Question 24 24. To interpret the setting, what is a good question to ask?

Question 25 25. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

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Question 26 26. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 27 27. What should all the supporting details relate to?

Question 28 28. The order in which a series of events occurs is called _____

Question 29 29. Chronological sequencing is most commonly used for what type of informational text?

Question 30 30. What are some ways to find out how an author sequenced their work?

Skills for Reading Comprehension Chapter Exam Instructions

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