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CHAPTER 2: Strategic Reading
Answer the multiple-choice questions based on the content of the chapter.
1. At what level of reading comprehension does a reader react and reflect?
2. If a professor asked you to answer “who were the characters in the passage,” and “where did
the action take place,” you would be responding at which level of reading comprehension?
3. Stages of good reading include all of the following except
4. Which of the following is NOT a question for previewing written text?
A. Why am I reading this material?
B. What do I already know about this topic?
C. Why doesn’t this reading material make sense to me?
5. Learning questions are generally
A. located at the end of articles to reinforce comprehension.
B. found at the beginning of textbook chapters to heighten interest.
C. threaded throughout novels to keep the reader intrigued.
6. To overview an entire book, the reader should
A. read the Table of Contents and Preface.
B. flip through glancing at particular subheadings.
C. look at the illustrations on the front cover.
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7. Along with assessing his/her goals for reading, a student who previews is also assessing
A. the accuracy of the material.
B. previous knowledge of the subject.
C. learning questions.
8. When previewing a textbook, a student would not usually look at
A. the Table of Contents or different kinds of type.
B. summaries or chapter headings.
C. critiques of the text by experts.
9. Good readers build meaning by
A. demonstrating correction strategies and repeating.
B. reading silently and making predictions.
C. verbalizing a confusing point and sharing an analogy.
10. Metacognition focuses on the reader’s
A. knowledge of basic reading skills.
B. ability to guess.
C. own awareness of not being able to comprehend the material.
11. According to the author, a poor reader will probably
A. continue to read even though he is not comprehending.
B. unintentionally guess the right answers when tested.
C. stop reading when frustrated.
12. A student using a metacognitive strategy would
A. monitor his reading.
B. read orally.
C. unravel confusing writing on a word-by-word basis.
13. All of the following are mentioned as benefits of writing about what you have read except
A. the reader’s recall improves.
B. the reader can clarify what was learned.
C. the reader may answer multiple-choice questions without memorizing facts.
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14. One characteristic of poor readers is that they
A. want to remember everything they read.
B. never recall anything they read.
C. can discriminate between important and trivial ideas.
15. According to your textbook, most experts agree that the single best predictor of your
reading comprehension is
A. your grade point average.
B. what you already know.
C. the books you read in high school.
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