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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 6

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) arguable
b) verifiable
c) completely original
d) general
e) focused
f) true
g) commonly accepted
h) answers C, D, and G
i) answers A, B, and E
j) all of the above

Question 2:


a) something that has been scientifically proven
b) a truth that is not open to debate; it never changes
c) a statement generally accepted as true given the current state of knowledge; facts may change over time
d) a hypothesis

Question 3:


a) a claim
b) a fact
c) an untruth
d) none of the above

Question 4:


a) a claim
b) a fact
c) an untruth
d) none of the above

Question 5:


a) focuses on one main idea
b) "sticks together” using linking statements or transitions
c) presents supporting evidence
d) reading without distractions
e) begins with a topic sentence
f) all of the above
g) answers B and D

Question 6:


a) a quote from an expert in the field
b) a statistic
c) a literature review
d) a graph

Question 7:


a) interviews
b) questionnaires
c) direct quotations from primary sources
d) interpersonal observations
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) by presenting logical reasoning and avoiding logical fallacies
b) by presenting opposing or contrary views
c) by using a passionate tone
d) by making appeals to emotion as well as reason
e) by presenting thorough evidence for your position and skipping evidence which doesn’t agree
f) by citing authoritative sources
g) none of the above
h) answers A, B, and F
i) answers A and B

Question 9:


a) prejudge an issue or topic without having considered all the available evidence
b) leave out information that doesn’t support their position
c) lie about results
d) use evidence to validate a theory

Question 10:


a) interpret the findings
b) state whether the hypothesis or prediction has been confirmed or not
c) tell the reader what you learned
d) evaluate the significance of the findings
e) draw generalizations from the findings
f) call for further research
g) all of the above
h) answers A, B, and F
i) answers A, D, and E

Question 11:


a) introduce anything new
b) refer to possible problems with the results
c) repeat key points
d) ask other researchers to conduct further studies

Question 12:


a) sequential and chronological
b) sequential and structural
c) structural and chronological
d) quantitative and qualitative

Question 13:


a) grammatical errors
b) poor word choices
c) wordiness
d) typos
e) all of the above

Question 14:


a) to start again
b) to see again
c) to prepare to conclude
d) none of the above

Question 15:


a) incorporation of relevant personal experience
b) making an emotional appeal
c) using the inverted triangle method
d) answers A and B
e) none of the above

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False