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Becoming an Active Reader: 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) reflecting on your purpose for reading
b) applying critical thinking skills
c) approaching a text as a learning experience
d) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) to enable you to identify its main points
b) to record the meaning of unfamiliar words after you look them up
c) to clarify your thoughts about the text
d) to enable you to quickly retrieve information when re-reading the text

Question 3:


a) whether you agree with the author’s points
b) what it is about and why it was written
c) how the text’s findings are related to those of other texts
d) what the rhetorical strategies are that are used

Question 4:


a) the choice of strategies that reflect your reading purpose
b) the choice to read certain texts rather than other ones
c) interest-based, “pleasure” reading
d) the reading of texts that are directly relevant to the task at hand

Question 5:


a) read all of a text or a specific section closely
b) look for specific content within a text
c) read to get the main idea, discarding detail
d) All of the above.

Question 6:


a) fall under the category of selective reading
b) fall under the category of close reading
c) usually take place before target scanning
d) usually get used on short to medium-long passages

Question 7:


a) origin
b) secondary, or less important, meaning
c) dictionary meaning
d) None of the above.

Question 8:


a) look up every unfamiliar word in a dictionary
b) determine a word’s meaning by context only
c) use context clues, and a dictionary if necessary
d) None of the above.

Question 9:


a) Examples
b) Synonyms and rephrasing
c) Surrounding words
d) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) is confined to academic writing
b) is discipline- or subject-specific language
c) is used to exclude individuals who are not members of a specific group
d) is meant to be understood by anyone