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Reading comprehension

Quiz by H. Ikner

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  • Q1
    Which of the following is the best definition of 'symbolism' in a literary text?
    A plot twist in the storyline
    A character's physical appearance
    A story set in a futuristic world
    The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
  • Q2
    What does it mean to 'infer' while reading a text?
    To skip over difficult passages
    To read the text out loud
    To make an educated guess based on evidence in the text
    To summarize the main points of the text
  • Q3
    What is the main purpose of a thesis statement in an essay?
    To clearly express the main idea or argument of the essay
    To summarize the essay's conclusion
    To list the supporting details of the essay
    To introduce a new topic
  • Q4
    What is the definition of 'context' when reading a text?
    The main characters in the text
    The author's writing style
    The circumstances or facts that surround a particular event or situation
    The central theme of the text
  • Q5
    What is the purpose of a conclusion in a reading passage or essay?
    To confuse the reader with conflicting information
    To provide background information on the topic
    To introduce new ideas that were not discussed before
    To summarize the main points and offer a final perspective on the topic
  • Q6
    What is the purpose of a topic sentence in a paragraph?
    To provide a concluding statement
    To repeat information from the previous paragraph
    To introduce the main idea of the paragraph
    To list supporting details
  • Q7
    What is the definition of 'foreshadowing' in a literary text?
    A sudden and unexpected plot twist
    A detailed description of a character's appearance
    A literary device where hints or clues are given about events that will happen later in the story
    A flashback to a previous event in the story
  • Q8
    What is the definition of 'plot' in a literary text?
    The main message or lesson of the story
    The author's personal experiences and background
    The sequence of events that make up a story
    The physical setting of the story
  • Q9
    What is the purpose of dialogue in a story or play?
    To summarize the plot events
    To provide a description of the setting
    To reveal characters' thoughts, feelings, and personalities through their interactions with others
    To introduce the main conflict of the story
  • Q10
    What does it mean to 'summarize' a text?
    To briefly retell the main points or events in a concise manner
    To analyze the characters' motivations in the text
    To provide a detailed description of the setting
    To list all the minor details mentioned in the text

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