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The Active Reader, Third Edition: 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) It should announce the topic.
b) It can state a claim.
c) It can include the main points of the essay.
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) A claim
b) A fact
c) An untruth
d) None of the above

Question 3:


a) A claim
b) A fact
c) An untruth
d) None of the above

Question 4:


a) It uses logical sentence order.
b) It uses appropriate transitions.
c) It reiterates key words or phrases.
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) Analysis
b) Example
c) Narration
d) Description

Question 6:


a) An experiment
b) A literature review
c) A graph
d) An interview

Question 7:


a) Interviews
b) Questionnaires
c) Direct quotations from primary sources
d) Interpersonal observations

Question 8:


a) by presenting logical reasoning and avoiding logical fallacies
b) by presenting opposing or contrary views
c) by making appeals to emotion as well as reason
d) by citing authoritative sources

Question 9:


a) When writers prejudge an issue or topic without having considered all the available evidence
b) When writers leave out information that doesn’t support their position
c) When writers lie about results
d) When writers use evidence to validate a theory

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) Introduce anything new
b) Refer to possible problems with the results
c) Repeat key points
d) Ask other researchers to conduct further studies

Question 13:


a) Grammatical errors
b) Poor word choices
c) Typos
d) All of the above

Question 14:


a) To start again
b) To see again
c) To prepare to conclude
d) To visit again

Question 15:


a) True
b) False