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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 7

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) following the same order as the original
b) leaving out supporting details
c) accurate comprehension
d) distinguishing between major and minor supporting points
e) avoiding repetition, even though an author may repeat points
f) keeping your own opinions out of it
g) omitting minor supporting points
h) all of the above

Question 2:


a) reproduces an argument’s supporting details
b) accurately represents the ideas of an author in condensed form
c) restates another’s argument in the author’s words
d) conveys an author’s ideas in the author’s own words
e) discusses whether an author’s ideas are effective
f) synthesizes another’s ideas with your own
g) all of the above
h) answers E and F
i) answers B and C

Question 3:


a) generate lists of associations about the topic of discussion
b) make general notes on the article’s areas of discussion
c) outline the article’s use of supporting evidence
d) think about opposing points of view
e) record each of the article’s topic sentences
f) all of the above

Question 4:


a) appear at the end of essays
b) appear at the beginning of essays
c) include the title of a source and a brief summary of it
d) answers A and C

Question 5:


a) summarize and document
b) summarize and explain
c) document and evaluate
d) explain and evaluate

Question 6:


a) an introductory paragraph
b) a précis
c) a literature review
d) an annotated bibliography

Question 7:


a) apecial, precise, accurate, clear, energetic
b) specific, precise, accurate, clear, efficient
c) special, perfect, accurate, conscious, efficient
d) scientific, practical, accurate, concise, efficient

Question 8:


a) is the same as a summary
b) considers whether an author achieves his/her objectives
c) relies on critical thinking
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 9:


a) generalization, summary, thesis, analysis
b) thesis, generalization, analysis, summary
c) summary, generalization, thesis, analysis
d) thesis, analysis, generalization, summary

Question 10:


a) True
b) False