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Verbal Reasoning for the MCAT: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 2 2.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 3 3. What is visualization when reading?

Question 4 4. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 5 5. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

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Question 6 6. What is mood?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

Question 9 9. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 10 10.

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.'

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Question 11 11. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 12 12. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 14 14. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

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Question 16 16. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 17 17. Why is visualization important?

Question 18 18. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

Use this material to answer question #19

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 19 19. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 20 20.

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.'

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Question 21 21.

'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 22 22. What is deductive validity?

Question 23 23. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 24 24. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 25 25. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 26 26. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 27 27. What is the structure of a story?

Question 28 28. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 29 29. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 30 30. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Verbal Reasoning for the MCAT: Help and Review 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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