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Becoming an Active Reader: 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) constructive criticism applied to one or more texts
b) finding fault with a text in order to defeat its argument
c) a series of original or insightful perceptions about something
d) a series of mental processes that lead to a conclusion

Question 2:


a) comparing, weighing evidence, and questioning
b) analyzing, summarizing, and generalizing
c) questioning, summarizing, and memorizing
d) defining, describing, and classifying

Question 3:


a) an outside reference that is still relevant to the text’s content
b) a conclusion based on evidence that is not stated explicitly
c) an improbable conclusion
d) something we are told directly by a writer

Question 4:


a) the study of observable phenomena
b) the study of human behaviour
c) the study of important elements in the work being studied
d) direct statements by the author about the topic

Question 5:


a) in academic writing than in non-academic writing
b) in non-academic writing than in academic writing
c) in the classroom than outside the classroom
d) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) the most probable one
b) the least probable one
c) the most common or popular one
d) the least common or popular one

Question 7:


a) process
b) conclusion
c) sequence
d) perception

Question 8:


a) considering their authority or background
b) determining their biases
c) determining their awareness of the audience
d) All of the above.

Question 9:


a) the writer’s method and the support they used to back up their claim
b) the nature and basis of the claims they are making
c) both A and B
d) neither A nor B

Question 10:


a) focus mostly on the author’s thesis
b) focus on the author’s credibility
c) focus on the author’s style and technique
d) weigh all the evidence presented