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NAME _____________________________ Reading Test 4 PART 1 (5 points apiece). Read the article, “Critical Reading and Thinking,” by Lisa Mendelman. Answer the following questions using complete sentences: 1. What is the author writing about (topic)? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What is the writer saying about this topic (central idea) ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is the writer’s complete thesis? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. What is the writer’s purpose for writing this essay? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Select a compound sentence from the reading and correctly copy the sentence on the line below: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Select a complex sentence from the reading and correctly copy the sentence on the line below: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. What transition words has the author used to create coherence and unity in the writing (write two example sentences from the essay. Underline the transition word or phrase: __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Why is the author interested in this topic? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
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NAME _____________________________ PART 2 (2 points apiece) Define each term using the definition that fits the way the term is used in the sentence that we find the term: a. Ubiquitous means _______________________________________________________________ b. Misnomer means ________________________________________________________________ c. Parameters means _______________________________________________________________ d. Lofty means _____________________________________________________________________ e. Obscure means ___________________________________________________________________ f. Superficial means _________________________________________________________________ g. Annotate means __________________________________________________________________ h. Ambiguous means ________________________________________________________________ i. Rationale means __________________________________________________________________ j. Tangible means ___________________________________________________________________ PART 3 (2 points apiece) MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. In order to be successful in the author’s freshman English class, the author had to
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