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Becoming an Active Reader: Chapter 8

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) your instructor
b) your instructor and other students
c) students at your college or university
d) a community of potential readers

Question 2:


a) you can shape your writing to best reach your audience
b) you can potentially change the way they think about something
c) you can use strategies and techniques that your audience will respond to
d) All of the above.

Question 3:


a) good and bad texts
b) academic and scholarly texts
c) academic and non-academic texts
d) relevant and irrelevant texts

Question 4:


a) to generate new knowledge
b) to entertain the reader
c) to interpret a text
d) to review the findings of studies

Question 5:


a) a publication that appears in print format
b) a publication that appears at regular intervals
c) a publication that contains scholarly articles
d) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) a publication designed for readers with specialized knowledge
b) an article that appears in a publication for knowledgeable readers
c) a publication designed for general-interest readers
d) a publication that appears in print format

Question 7:


a) are knowledgeable about most topics that appear in magazines
b) have fairly narrow interests
c) have varied interests and knowledge levels
d) tend to be less intelligent than readers of academic journals

Question 8:


a) does not contain short sentences and paragraphs
b) is not written in informal style
c) does not include an attention-grabbing introduction
d) does not include cited sources

Question 9:


a) does not focus on the writer’s opinion
b) is not written in formal style
c) does not have well-developed paragraphs
d) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) focus only on the main ideas
b) put together information to form a conclusion
c) break down an argument or passage of text
d) attempt to comprehend a passage of text

Question 11:


a) focus only on the main ideas
b) put together information to form a conclusion
c) break down an argument or passage of text
d) attempt to comprehend a passage of text

Question 12:


a) focus only on the main ideas
b) put together information to form a conclusion
c) break down an argument or passage of text
d) attempt to comprehend a passage of text