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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 5

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) your prior knowledge and beliefs
b) the author’s purpose in writing the essay
c) your purpose in reading the essay
d) the audience for which the essay was intended
e) the context of reading
f) all of the above

Question 2:


a) How much do I know about this topic?
b) What questions do I have about this topic?
c) Why am I reading this essay?
d) What are my views on this topic?
e) What do I know about the author?
f) All of the above should be asked.
g) None of the above should be asked.

Question 3:


a) reading closely and carefully
b) scanning the article
c) writing down all bibliographic details
d) making notes of key points from the article
e) answers C and D
f) answers B and C
g) all of the above

Question 4:


a) inferring
b) annotating
c) scanning
d) studying

Question 5:


a) when reading to determine whether an essay is related to your topic
b) when reading to extract main ideas (summarize)
c) when reading to use the text as a secondary source in your essay
d) when reading to respond or analyze
e) all of the above
f) answers A and D
g) answers A and B

Question 6:


a) get the overall gist of a text
b) look for specific content
c) see how long the article is
d) memorize

Question 7:


a) encapsulate the main idea of a paragraph
b) offer supporting evidence for claims
c) provide transitions between ideas
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) Reading is interactive.
b) Reading is passive.
c) Readers approach texts in similar ways.
d) answers B and C
e) none of the above

Question 9:


a) going
b) moreover
c) time
d) activity
e) none of the above

Question 10:


a) often suggested by its context
b) always found in a dictionary
c) irrelevant
d) determined by its suffix

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False