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Multiple-Choice Questions
Most of the questions in the Reading Section are multiple-choice questions. There are eight main types as shor,rm in the following chart. The chart also shows you in which lesson in The Guideyouwill find more information and practice for this question type.

Proboble
Type of question

Explanotion These ask you

Exomple

number per test Lesson
Z

Factual questions

to locate

(detail questions)

and identify specific information in the
passage.

According to the information in paragraph

to 10

wheredid...
According to the passage,

whydid...
Which of the following true, according to the
author? Negative factual questions
These ask which of the answer choices is not
is

true, according to information in the passage, or is not mentioned in the
passage.

According to the information in paragraph which of the following is NOT. . .
Thg author mentions all

1to4

of the following in the passage EXCEPT. . .
continued

. idea. -' Questions about the author's purpose These ask You whY the author uses a certain Why does the author 2to 3 ! mention --.. detail. or person that is mentioned in the Passage' opinion of Which of the following -? most accuratelY reflects the authorfs oPinion of ? Sentence Thesefsk which choice best restates and summarizes the Which of the following sentences best exPresses the essential information 2lo 3 restatement/ simPlification questions information in a sentence from the Passage' in the sentence below? (lncorrect answer choices omit imPortant information or change the meaning of the an original sentence in imPortant waY') The word Ir I I Reference questions These ask what word Dronoun or other a ---.' From the information in it paragraPh that ' ' ' can be inferred lnference questions These ask You to draw 3to6 conclusions based on information in the passage.4 Section I Guide to Reading Probable number Type of question Explonation These ask You Exomple per in test lesson Vocabulary questions to identifY the meaning of a word or phrase used in the passa9e.. ln paragraPh -.-=- in the ' 3to4 passage refers to ' ' to' reference word refers . the author suggests that.---? ln word. . paragraPh give WhY does the author detaits about Questions about the author's These ask You to describe methods how the author exPlains or accomPlishes something in the Passage' These ask You how the How does the author Explain the concePt of -? 2lo 3 ? What is the autho/s 1lo2 Questions about the author's attitude author feels about a certain issue. or examPle in a Passage. The word passage is closest in the 6 to 10 meaningto.

This type of question gives you a sentence that is notinthe passage and asks you to put it into the passage.) you can get partial credit if you answer some parts of these questions correctly. some of these questions have seven possible answers and five blanks in the chart. s* . Sentenc e Ad. You have to decide which of the answer choices is related to which category and place it in the correct place in the chart. For complete-the-chart questions. Incorrect choices are only minor ideas or they are not mentioned in the passage. and these are worth four points. Some questions have nine possible answers and seven blanks in the chart. For complete-the-summary questions you are given six answer choices and you must choose three of these to create a summary of the passage. The answer choices will be some important characteristic or example. Complete-the.ition Questions The second-to-last question in each set of questions will generally be a sentence addition question.ete-the-Chart euestions The last question in each set of questions will be either a complete-the-summary or a complete-the-chart question. . (All the other questions in the Reading Section are worth only one point. You must click on one of these squares to put the new sentence into the correct place in the paragraph. Four black squares appear between sentences of the paragraph.d. There is more information and practice about complete-the-summary and complete-the-chart questions in Lessort B. Complete-the-summary questions are worth two points and complete-the-chart questions are worth three or four points. There is more information and practice about sentence addition questions in Lesson 7.Summary and Compl. and the categories will be major concepts described in the passage.AboutReading 5 Other Reading Questions The last two questions in each set of questions have special directions. you are given a number of answer choices and you must put them in thdproper category in a chart. These are worth three points.

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