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Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 2 2. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 5 5. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

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Question 6 6. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 7 7.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 8 8. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 9 9. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 10 10. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

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Question 11 11. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 13 13. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 14 14. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 15 15. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. 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 18 18. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Use this material to answer question #19

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

Question 20 20. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 22 22. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 23 23. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 24 24. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Question 26 26.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 27 27. What is mood?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 29 29. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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