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8.11.A Compare & Contrast Persuasive Texts That Reached Different Conclusions About The Same Issue

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Persuasive Text

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7 questions
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  • Q1
    How do paragraphs 4 through 6 support the author’s position about online learning?
    By providing evidence that online classes are valuable to students’ education
    By explaining how online classes have become part of the educational system
    By providing information about U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
    By explaining why Bill Gates supports the development of online schools
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  • Q2
    Which sentence best refutes the critics’ concerns about online education?
    Thanks to current technology, Samantha is just one of many students who have benefited from online learning.
    After viewing an interactive video about the electromagnetic spectrum, she joins a couple of her classmates in an online chat room to complete a virtual lab assignment that they will e-mail to the instructor.
    Enrollment in these courses also allows students access to virtual laboratories and the finest libraries in the country, no matter where they live.
    In fact, Florida Virtual School, the nation’s largest virtual high school, boasts higher scores in its advanced-placement courses than many traditional public schools.
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  • Q3
    The author supports the article’s premise by providing —
    testimonials from students who have had success with online education
    examples of how online classes are improving education
    statistics from various schools that offer online classes
    quotations from people who have been involved in organizing online classes
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  • Q4
    How does the author organize paragraphs 8 through 10?
    By identifying problems writers encounter while revising their work
    By comparing strategies writers use to develop their ideas
    By stating reasons writers avoid trying different techniques
    By listing common practices used by writers
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  • Q5
    By referring to the man in the grocery store as a “novelist,” the author —
    suggests that technology has increased our ability to stay in touch with friends
    illustrates why grocery stores are interesting places to observe people
    depicts writers as being self-absorbed in their work
    emphasizes the man’s rudeness by exaggerating how long he took to write a text message
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  • Q6
    The examples in paragraphs 3 and 4 reinforce the author’s point that being courteous —
    is not something that should be practiced only at a young age
    is less important for adults than for children
    requires time and energy but is still worthwhile
    guarantees that others will show their appreciation by being kind in return
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  • Q7
    The author supports the central argument of the article mainly by —
    referring to facts on the subject
    comparing rules from the past with rules from the present
    sharing quotations from experts on the subject
    describing personal observations
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