WEST Middle Level Humanities: Expository Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 2 2.

Read the passage below. Then determine which answer is the best example to illustrate the main idea through supporting details?

''The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'' by Aesop

One day a hungry wolf was wandering around, looking for his next meal. He stumbled upon a group of sheep. Before he made his attack, he noticed a shepherd with attack dogs. He plotted the whole day how he would find his way to the sheep without being caught. He saw in the distance sheep pelt, laying in a far away area. The wolf made his way to the pelt, placing it upon his own pelt. Shortly after, he walked over to where the sheep were. The wolf would trick sheep, one by one, to lead the sheep away from the others. Once alone, the wolf would eat the sheep. He continued doing this for weeks, enjoying good meals. Appearances can at times be deceptive.

Question 3 3. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 4 4. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 5 5. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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Question 6 6. When using expository writing, it is important to assume that your audience has:

Question 7 7. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

Question 8 8. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 9 9. What is the structure of a story?

Question 10 10. What form of expository writing uses sensory details to expose the reader to new information?

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Question 11 11.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

Question 12 12.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 13 13. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 14 14. What is author's purpose?

Question 15 15. The central idea or concept of the passage that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 18 18. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 19 19. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 20 20. Which of the following would be an example of process writing?

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Question 21 21. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 22 22.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 23 23. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 24 24. If you are exposing your audience to similarities and differences about something, you are using what type of expository writing technique?

Question 25 25. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Expository Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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