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Theme & Central Idea Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Summaries are used in _____.

Question 2 2. When creating summaries, it's important to _____.

Question 3 3. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 4 4. Which type of summary records information through ranking that information using letters, numbers or symbols?

Question 5 5. What is author's purpose?

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Question 6 6. Why is not including an opinion in a summary the right thing to do?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a good strategy for finding the main idea of a story?

Question 8 8.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

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

Question 9 9. Which type of summary consists of writing a paragraph for each main idea in the passage?

Question 10 10. Which type of summary is the exception to the rule for avoiding personal opinions and judgments?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is NOT a main idea?

Question 12 12. Serving as an overall theme in the poem Identity, author Julio Noboa believed that _____.

Question 13 13. What is the difference between the topic and the main idea of a story?

Question 14 14. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth demonstrates that _____.

Question 15 15. The main idea of a story is the same thing as:

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Question 16 16. A summary can include all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 17 17. Which is NOT a piece of good advice when giving an oral report?

Question 18 18. Which of these phrases describes the 'theme' of a piece of literature?

Question 19 19. In Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, one theme is _____.

Question 20 20. Without theme, most writing would be _____.

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Question 21 21. When a theme is universal, it _____.

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. The main idea of a story is:

Question 24 24. What is a summary?

Question 25 25. What does it mean to summarize a reading passage?

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Question 26 26.

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

Theme & Central Idea Lesson Plans 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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