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TOEFL Reading: The Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 3 3. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?

Question 4 4. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

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Question 6 6.

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

Question 8 8.

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

Question 10 10.

[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?

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Question 11 11. Why is visualization important?

Question 12 12. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of learning to find the gist of a piece of text you are reading?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a strategy for improving reading comprehension?

Question 15 15. You see a person cough and conclude that they have a cold. You remember coughing the last time you had a cold. What is being used to make the inference?

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Question 16 16. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 19 19. How many questions are on the TOEFL Reading test?

Question 20 20. On the TOEFL, how do reading to learn questions differ from basic comprehension questions?

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Question 21 21. How do Reading to Learn questions ask you to organize information about the passage?

Question 22 22. Are Reading to Learn questions worth more points than standard multiple-choice questions?

Question 23 23. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 24 24. What is denotation?

Question 25 25.

'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.'

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Question 26 26. Do you need to know any outside information to answer questions on the TOEFL Reading test?

Question 27 27.

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 28 28. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 29 29. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 30 30. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

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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