TOEFL Reading: The Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 2 2. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. Do you need to know any outside information to answer questions on the TOEFL Reading test?

Question 4 4.

Which of the following question types will you see on the TOEFL Reading section?

A. Multiple-choice questions.

B. Questions that ask you to insert a sentence into a passage.

C. Free-response essay questions.

Question 5 5. How many reading to learn questions will each reading passage on the TOEFL have?

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Question 6 6. Brenda is taking the TOEFL, and she needs to answer questions about four different passages in the reading section. If the reading section started 55 minutes ago, then how many minutes does she have left to complete this section?

Question 7 7.

Read this sentence:

Early probes were prone to making calculation errors, sometimes with disastrous results.

The word prone most nearly means:

Question 8 8.

[1] Classics, the study of ancient Greece and Rome, is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field. [2] Because the field deals with the past, history is important for Classicists. [3] Because texts are often read in the original Greek and Latin, linguistics is also an important part of the field. [4] There is also an element of archaeology, since artifacts from the ancient world must be excavated before they can be studied.

You are going to insert the following sentence into the paragraph above:

Because they must learn at least something about all these different fields, Classics students have a remarkably broad outlook on academic inquiry.

Where does the sentence belong?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?

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Question 11 11. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 12 12. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 13 13. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 14 14. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 15 15. What is the definition of 'gist'?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a strategy for improving reading comprehension?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 18 18.

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


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

Question 19 19. You turn to a passage on the TOEFL and see that it has a Reading to Learn question. When should you do this question?

Question 20 20. How do Reading to Learn questions ask you to organize information about the passage?

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Question 21 21.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 22 22.

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

Question 24 24. Which of the following is TRUE of passages on the TOEFL Reading section?

Question 25 25. On the TOEFL, how do reading to learn questions differ from basic comprehension questions?

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Question 26 26. Which question type should you do last on each TOEFL reading passage?

Question 27 27. What is denotation?

Question 28 28. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 29 29. What is visualization when reading?

Question 30 30. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

TOEFL Reading: The Basics 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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