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The Active Reader, Third Edition: 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) Reproduces an argument’s supporting details
b) Represents the ideas of an author in condensed form
c) Discusses whether an author’s ideas are effective
d) Synthesizes another’s ideas with your own

Question 2:


a) Following the same order as the original
b) Distinguishing between major and minor supporting points
c) Avoiding repetition, even though an author may repeat points
d) All of the above

Question 3:


a) Generate lists of associations about the topic of discussion
b) Make general notes on the article’s areas of discussion
c) Outline the article’s use of supporting evidence
d) Record each of the article’s topic sentences

Question 4:


a) They appear at the end of essays.
b) They appear at the beginning of essays.
c) They include the title of a source and a brief summary of it.
d) Both A and C

Question 5:


a) An introductory paragraph
b) A précis
c) A literature review
d) An annotated bibliography

Question 6:


a) Special, precise, accurate, clear, energetic
b) Specific, precise, accurate, clear, efficient
c) Special, perfect, accurate, conscious, efficient
d) Scientific, practical, accurate, concise, efficient

Question 7:


a) True
b) False