Using Purpose

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Using Purpose

A quiz about making generalizations in your reading.


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  • 1. 
    Purpose is _____
    • A. 

      Something set up as a goal.

    • B. 

      To arrive at a conclusion.

  • 2. 
    To infer means to _________.
    • A. 

      Arrive at a conclusion.

    • B. 

      To set a goal.

  • 3. 
    The theme for writing is its __________.
    • A. 

      Conclusion.

    • B. 

      Subject or topic.

    • C. 

      Introduction.

  • 4. 
    Comprehension is knowledge gained by ________________.
    • A. 

      Being curious.

    • B. 

      Using a dictionary

    • C. 

      Understanding.

  • 5. 
    A final decision reached by reasoning is called ______________.
    • A. 

      Introduction.

    • B. 

      Conclusion.

    • C. 

      The theme or setting of a story.

  • 6. 
    Why would you send an email to let someone know the date and place to meet?
    • A. 

      To inform

    • B. 

      To inspire

    • C. 

      To persuade

  • 7. 
    Why would a teacher use a website with lessons for learning math?
    • A. 

      To persuade

    • B. 

      To ask for advice

    • C. 

      To educate

  • 8. 
    Why would someone write a letter to ask for help with a problem?
    • A. 

      To ask for advice

    • B. 

      To inform

    • C. 

      To frighten someone

  • 9. 
    What are some of the questions you should ask when reading a novel?
    • A. 

      How is each character important to the story?

    • B. 

      What will happen with the events in the story?

    • C. 

      Why are the characters, events, and themes important?

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What are some of the questions you should ask when reading a brochure about Disneyland?
    • A. 

      Am I too old to go to Disneyland?

    • B. 

      Will my parents pay for me to go on the Disney cruise?

    • C. 

      What is the purpose of the brochure?

    • D. 

      Will it be too hot to go to Disneyland in summer?

  • 11. 
    What is the purpose of this writing: an essay with a deep explanation, a strong statement, and a suggestion that the reader agrees with the writer that global warming has started?
    • A. 

      To enlighten

    • B. 

      To frighten

    • C. 

      To inform

    • D. 

      To persuade

  • 12. 
    What is the purpose of this writing: a poem about a long road that leads to an old farmhouse where three ghosts are known to scare hikers?
    • A. 

      To enlighten

    • B. 

      To frighten

    • C. 

      To ask for advice

    • D. 

      To persuade

  • 13. 
    What inference could be made about this information: Cats sleep most of the day, they don't eat much, and they clean themselves.
    • A. 

      Dogs are better than cats.

    • B. 

      Cats are a lot of trouble.

    • C. 

      Cats make easy pets.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 14. 
    What generalization could be made about this information: ten out of twelve trees died this year, the grass is all dead, no snow has fallen in four months, and no rain has fallen in two years.
    • A. 

      There isn't enough water to keep plants alive.

    • B. 

      Everything is fine.

    • C. 

      The trees would have died anyway.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 15. 
    What questions should you ask when you find a word you don't know?
    • A. 

      Are there context clues that can help?

    • B. 

      Can the word be broken apart and deciphered?

    • C. 

      Where is my dictionary?

    • D. 

      All of the above.