TOEFL Reading: The Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 2 2. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. Are Reading to Learn questions worth more points than standard multiple-choice questions?

Question 4 4. If you get a Reading to Learn question with a category chart, what will you have to do?

Question 5 5. What should you do on a TOEFL reading passage if you don't know what a word means?

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Question 6 6. Which question type should you do last on each TOEFL reading passage?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 9 9. Do you need to know any outside information to answer questions on the TOEFL Reading test?

Question 10 10. How many questions are on the TOEFL Reading test?

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Question 11 11. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Question 12 12.

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

Question 14 14. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE of passages on the TOEFL Reading section?

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Question 16 16. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 17 17. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. What is visualization when reading?

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Question 21 21. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 22 22.

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

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. You turn to a passage on the TOEFL and see that it has a Reading to Learn question. When should you do this question?

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Question 26 26. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 27 27. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 28 28. How many reading to learn questions will each reading passage on the TOEFL have?

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.

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

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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