TOEFL Reading: The Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 2 2. 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?

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 is denotation?

Question 5 5. How do Reading to Learn questions ask you to organize information about the passage?

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Question 6 6. Are Reading to Learn questions worth more points than standard multiple-choice questions?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 8 8. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 9 9. On the TOEFL, how do reading to learn questions differ from basic comprehension questions?

Question 10 10. How many reading to learn questions will each reading passage on the TOEFL have?

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Question 11 11.

Read this sentence:

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

The word prone most nearly means:

Question 12 12. What should you do on a TOEFL reading passage if you don't know what a word means?

Question 13 13. What is visualization when reading?

Question 14 14. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

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Question 16 16.

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

Question 18 18.

Consider the following sentence:

The great danger of overusing antibiotic drugs is the increasing problem of drug-resistant infections.

The word 'great' in this sentence most nearly means:

Question 19 19. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 20 20. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

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Question 21 21. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of learning to find the gist of a piece of text you are reading?

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 24 24. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?

Question 25 25. If you get a Reading to Learn question with a category chart, what will you have to do?

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Question 26 26. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 27 27. How many questions are on the TOEFL Reading test?

Question 28 28.

Read the sentence below:

The safety and ------------------- of vaccines has been established for years: they work, they work well, and they have very few side effects.

Pretend the ------------- is a vocab word that you don't know. Using context clues and looking at the rest of the words, what is the main point of this sentence?

Question 29 29. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

Question 30 30.

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.'

TOEFL Reading: The Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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