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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 4

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) to find fault with
b) to read “between the lines”
c) to judge; to weigh and evaluate
d) to interpret a source in your own way
e) to question and assess
f) answers A and B
g) answers C and E
h) all of the above

Question 2:


a) It improves comprehension.
b) It improves retention and recall of information.
c) It lets you skip over the unimportant parts.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) arrive at a probable conclusion about the meaning of a word, passage, or piece of evidence
b) make an educated guess about what the writer intends to achieve
c) read closely to ensure comprehension
d) answers B and C

Question 4:


a) cynical reader
b) skeptical reader
c) slow reader
d) critical writer

Question 5:


a) break it down into its component parts
b) read it carefully
c) pay close attention to detail
d) make connections between your various readings on a topic

Question 6:


a) determine whether an essay’s evidence is compelling enough to support the writer’s claim
b) be open to different ways of thinking or seeing
c) find loopholes in an author’s argument
d) comprehend what is being said
e) all of the above

Question 7:


a) whether you agree or not with the argument being made
b) whether the claims are well supported or not
c) how the article is written
d) the thesis statement

Question 8:


a) What does “leftwing” mean?/ What are my own views?
b) What does “monolith” mean?/ Why are the authors saying this?
c) What does “leftwing” mean?/ What are the writers arguing for or against?
d) What kind of evidence have the authors used to validate their claim?/ What are the authors’ credentials?

Question 9:


a) What does “leftwing” mean?/ What are my own views?
b) What does “monolith” mean?/ Why are the authors saying this?
c) What does “leftwing” mean?/ What are the writers arguing for or against?
d) What kind of evidence have the authors used to validate their claim?/ What are the authors’ credentials?

Question 10:


a) reading a lot
b) asking questions about what you read
c) reading quickly
d) reading without distractions
e) all of the above

Question 11:


a) probable
b) possible
c) incorrect
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 12:


a) the writer’s expertise in the subject matter
b) if the writer’s argument does not contain logical fallacies
c) the length of the article
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 13:


a) summary writing
b) debates
c) research
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False