Higher Education

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The Active Reader, Third Edition: Chapter 1

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) The need to communicate ideas and understanding about the world
b) The need to discipline and organize your thinking
c) The capacity to engage in sustained thinking, reflection, and analysis
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) Magazines
b) Books published by university presses
c) Journals
d) Electronic databases

Question 3:


a) To publish original research
b) To inform on current affairs
c) To create and disseminate knowledge
d) To engage in the exchange of ideas

Question 4:


a) Drawing attention to areas of experience relatively untouched by research
b) Reporting news or current issues of concern to the general public
c) Publishing original peer-reviewed research
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) Purpose and objective
b) Objective and aim
c) Purpose and audience
d) Lifestyle and audience

Question 6:


a) A common language of communication is important in academic disciplines.
b) They make writing accessible to lay people.
c) There is no room for creativity in academic writing.
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) It is exploratory.
b) It is inquisitive.
c) It is used to evaluate and assess.
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) Scholars are usually extroverts.
b) It presents a negative image of the scholar.
c) Scholars often have to work collaboratively.
d) It is not a stereotype.

Question 9:


a) The academic community is not influential outside the university.
b) Graduates learn important life skills.
c) Academic research can influence government policy.
d) Both B and C

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False