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Informational Text

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Informational Text

This quiz uses informational text to study propaganda and bias.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the goal of propaganda?
    • A. 

      To explain

    • B. 

      To persuade

    • C. 

      To identify

    • D. 

      To describe

  • 2. 
    Which is NOT an example of how to identify author's bias?
    • A. 

      Through word choice that the author uses.

    • B. 

      Through inferences that you make about the text.

    • C. 

      Through the exclusion and inclusion of particular information.

    • D. 

      Through looking at the graphic features and text elements only.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of propaganda?
    • A. 

      Bandwagon

    • B. 

      Text Elements

    • C. 

      Graphic Features

    • D. 

      Bias

  • 4. 
    This is an example of a text element.
  • 5. 
    What impact do text elements have on the meaning of a given informational text?
    • A. 

      Analyzes charts and graphs.

    • B. 

      Identifies the use of propaganda.

    • C. 

      Identifies author's bias.

    • D. 

      Emphasizes important information.

  • 6. 
    What are examples of sources information from graphic features in a given informational text?
    • A. 

      Draw conclusions and make inferences.

    • B. 

      Inclusion and exclusion of text.

    • C. 

      Charts and graphs.

    • D. 

      Chapter headings and print styles.

  • 7. 
    What are text elements in informational text?
    • A. 

      Graphic features used in writing.

    • B. 

      Parts of a text that provide information to guide a reader.

    • C. 

      Emotionally appealing words.

    • D. 

      Source of information that assist in comprehension.

  • 8. 
    What is NOT an example of a graphic feature?
    • A. 

      Headings

    • B. 

      Graph

    • C. 

      Chart

    • D. 

      Picture

  • 9. 
    Read the text below."Motorola introduced the first portable cell phone to consumers. The DynaTAC 8000X became known as the "brick" because it weighed a whopping 2.5 points, cost $3,995 dollars, and needed a recharge every 30 minutes. Today, more than 180 million Americans use cell phones that weigh less than 3 ounces and fit in the palm of a child's hand."Infer the meaning of the bolded word in the text.
    • A. 

      Important

    • B. 

      Moveable

    • C. 

      Fixed

    • D. 

      Stationary

  • 10. 
    Read the text below (same text as previous question!)"Motorola introduced the first portable cell phone to consumers. The DynaTAC 8000X became known as the "brick" because it weighed a whopping 2.5 pounds, cost $3,995 dollars, and needed a recharge every 30 minutes. Today, more than 180 million Americans use cell phones that weigh less than 3 ounces and fit in the palm of a child's hand."How is this paragraph informational text?
    • A. 

      It shows author's bias.

    • B. 

      It displays the proper use of testimonial propaganda.

    • C. 

      It has text elements and graphic features.

    • D. 

      It gives facts and information about a topic.

  • 11. 
    Read the text below (same as the last 2 questions!)"Motorola introduced the first portable cell phone to consumers. The DynaTAC 8000X became known as the "brick" because it weighed a whopping 2.5 pounds, cost $3,995 dollars, and needed a recharge every 30 minutes. Today, more than 180 million Americans use cell phones that weigh less than 3 ounces and fit in the palm of a child's hand."Look at the bolded sentence above. Why would the author bold this sentence?
    • A. 

      This sentence represents author's bias in the text.

    • B. 

      This sentence shows interesting facts that would catch the reader's attention.

    • C. 

      This sentence represents graphic features used to attract the reader to the text.

    • D. 

      This sentence shows how bandwagon propaganda is used properly.

  • 12. 
    How can you recognize glittering generalities?
    • A. 

      Emotionally appealing words.

    • B. 

      Showing that everybody wants to join.

    • C. 

      Using a celebrity or respected person.

    • D. 

      Using deragotry, or negative, language.

  • 13. 
    How do you recognize name calling propaganda?
    • A. 

      Emotionally appealing words.

    • B. 

      Showing that everybody wants to join.

    • C. 

      Using a celebrity or respected person.

    • D. 

      Using derogatory, or negative, language.

  • 14. 
    Which is an example of informational text?
    • A. 

      Recipe

    • B. 

      Mystery

    • C. 

      Adventure

    • D. 

      Science Fiction

  • 15. 
    What do you feel you need more work on for the summative?
    • A. 

      Author's Bias

    • B. 

      Text Elements and Graphic Features

    • C. 

      Informational Text

    • D. 

      Propaganda

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