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Chapter 2: The Active Reading Process
Multiple Choice: Choose the letter that is the best answer and circle it.
1. Active reading means
a. reading until the assignment is completed.
b. previewing and then reading everything at the same speed.
c. reading an exam essay question following standard methods.
d. tailoring reading strategies to suit each assignment.
2. Previewing before reading is recommended primarily because
a. you familiarize yourself with the content and organization and can thus comprehend
the material better when you read it.
b. it helps you evaluate what you have read.
c. it helps you when you go to highlight the material.
d. it is a proven technique that gives you a minimum amount of time in reading the
3. To best understand difficult readings, you could
a. reread difficult sections.
b. highlight key ideas.
c. write a brief outline of major points.
d. all of the above.
4. Critical reading involves
a. providing background information by previewing.
b. questioning and evaluating what you read.
c. making idea maps of all of the details of a reading piece.
d. looking for evidence that goes against the writer‘s ideas.
5. When you come across a word you don‘t know in a reading, you should
a. ignore it because it won‘t matter.
b. stop everything and look it up in the dictionary.
c. first try to figure it out based on context.
d. take out your vocabulary journal and record it.
Chapter 2 Quiz: Page Two
6. An example of a word or phrase that is a euphemism would be
a. vertically challenged.
d. horizontally upbeat.
7. Connotative meanings of words
a. are direct and easily understood.
b. are familiar meanings of words.
c. have emotional associations that accompany the word.
d. are specialized terminology used in a particular field of study.
8. Word maps are visual methods of expanding your vocabulary. Suggested items to include
in a word map are
a. sentences using the word and connotative meanings.
b. synonyms, antonyms, and euphemisms.
c. meanings, word parts, and sentences.
d. word histories and neologisms.
9. An example of figurative language would be
a. ―The exam was difficult.‖
b. ―She is humiliated by her frizzy hair.‖
c. ―Children change as they get older.‖
d. ―George eats like a horse.‖
10. In this book, the instructional portion teaches you specific writing skills. The student
essays are intended to
a. teach you problems with grammar and spelling.
b. teach you how to generate topics for writing.
c. show you models of good student writing.
d. show you models of incomplete writing with suggestions for improvement.
Chapter 1: The Writing Process Chapter 4: Developing/Arranging Details
Chapter 2: The Active Reading Process Chapter 5: Strategies for Revising
a 6. b