11 (Of course, there are all sorts of courtship games in which the receiver of a glance pretends not to notice any message by glancing away, yet signals interest with some other part of the body.) 12 The eyes communicate both dominance and submission. 13 We’ve all played the game of trying to stare somebody down, and in real life there are also times when downcast eyes are a sign of giving in. 14 In some religious orders, for example, sub- ordinate members are expected to keep their eyes downcast when addressing a superior. ___ 1. The word solicitors in sentence 3 means A . panhandlers. B . people who pass by. C . people who wish to ask for something. D . people who wish to help us. ___ 2. The word subordinate in sentence 14 means A . below another in rank or power. B . more powerful than another. C . disrespectful. D . playful. ___ 3. According to the author, avoiding the eyes of someone who is giving us long glances A . is a sure sign of interest. B . is always an indication of lack of interest. C . indicates respect for someone with greater rank or power. D . usually, but not always, indicates a lack of interest. 135 T EN S TEPS TO A DVANCING C OLLEGE R EADING S KILLS COMBINED SKILLS: Test A Name _________________________________ Section _______________ Date ____________ SCORE: (Number correct) × 10 = _________% Copyright © 2010 by Townsend Press. Permission to copy this test is granted to teachers using Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills as a class text. (Continues on next page)
___ 4. The relationship of sentence 8 to the sentences that precede it is one of A . time. C . illustration. B . comparison. D . addition. ___ 5. The relationship of sentence 14 to sentence 13 is one of A . addition. C . illustration. B . contrast. D . comparison. ___ 6. The main pattern of organization of this passage is A . series of steps. B . list of items. C . comparison and/or contrast. D . definition and example. ___ 7. From this passage, you could infer that A . people should communicate verbally more often. B . eye messages can reflect our desires and relationships. C . we should try to avoid communicating with our eyes. D . eye messages are more likely to be negative than positive. ___ 8. Which is the most appropriate title for this selection? A . The Human Eye B . The Role of Eyes in Courtship C . The Eyes As Messengers D . Using the Eyes to Establish Dominance ___ 9. The topic sentence of the second paragraph is sentence A . 8. C . 10. B . 9. D . 11. ___10. Which of the following best outlines the passage? A . Types of messages sent by the eyes 1. An interest or lack of interest in involvement 2. A positive or negative attitude 3. Dominance and submission B . 1. Meeting someone’s glance a. A sign of involvement b. Lack of involvement 2. Positive attitude a. Making eyes b. Lack of interest—avoidance of glance c. Dominance—“staring somebody down” d. Submission—giving in C . Nonverbal behavior 1. Meeting someone’s glance 2. Avoiding someone’s glance 3. Staring others down 4. Giving in 136 Copyright © 2010 by Townsend Press. Permission to copy this test is granted to teachers using Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills as a class text.
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