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The Active Reader, Third Edition: Chapter 4

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) to find fault with
b) to read “between the lines”
c) to judge; to weigh and evaluate
d) to interpret a source in your own way

Question 2:

a) It improves comprehension.
b) It improves retention and recall of information.
c) It lets you skip over the unimportant parts.
d) Both A and B

Question 3:

a) Arriving at a probable conclusion about the meaning of a word, passage, or piece of evidence
b) Making an educated guess about what the writer intends to achieve
c) Reading closely to ensure comprehension
d) All of the above

Question 4:

a) A cynical reader
b) A skeptical reader
c) A fast reader
d) A critical writer

Question 5:

a) To determine whether an essay’s evidence is compelling enough to support the writer’s claim
b) To be open to different ways of thinking or seeing
c) To find loopholes in an author’s argument
d) To comprehend what is being said

Question 6:

a) True
b) False

Question 7:

a) Whether you agree or not with the argument being made
b) Whether or not the claims are well supported
c) How the article is written
d) The thesis statement

Question 8:

a) By reading a lot
b) By asking questions about what you read
c) By reading quickly
d) By reading without distractions

Question 9:

a) Probable
b) Possible
c) Incorrect
d) All of the above

Question 10:

a) The writer’s expertise in the subject matter
b) If the writer’s argument does not contain logical fallacies
c) The length of the article
d) Both A and B

Question 11:

a) True
b) False

Question 12:

a) Summary writing
b) Debates
c) Research
d) All of the above