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Becoming an Active Reader: Chapter 2

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) made up of one or more main ideas of the original text
b) written in your own words
c) the same length or longer than the original
d) shorter than the original

Question 2:


a) is a type of summary
b) includes the information of a standard bibliography
c) is a common feature of scholarly studies
d) All of the above.

Question 3:


a) usually longer than other kinds of summaries
b) usually 20-25% the length of the original
c) written according to all the same guidelines as other kinds of summaries
d) helpful in developing important thinking and writing skills

Question 4:


a) accurately represent the original
b) know what to put in quotation marks
c) be as concise as possible
d) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) more precise
b) more detailed and specific
c) more efficient
d) more challenging

Question 6:


a) scholarly, precise, accurate, critical, and efficient
b) specific, practical, analytical, clear, and effective
c) specific, precise, accurate, clear, and efficient
d) scholarly, practical, analytical, critical, and effective

Question 7:


a) Using the exact words of the original
b) Following the order of the original
c) Omitting unneeded words
d) Avoiding detail

Question 8:


a) the total number of words in your summary does not exceed one-third of the original
b) the words are difficult to rephrase
c) the original uses ordinary, everyday words
d) your instructor gives you permission to do so

Question 9:


a) use quotation marks around phrases of two or more words
b) use quotation marks around phrases of four or more words
c) use quotation marks around any words whose meanings aren’t clear to you
d) there is no need to use quotation marks

Question 10:


a) make a detailed outline of all points in the original
b) look for the first point and then begin writing the summary
c) determine the main points by asking how each passage is connected to the thesis
d) ensure that you have at least one point from each paragraph of the original