Margaret needs to compare the types of themes from the four books in her American Literature class. She should use a ____________to match the themes with the stories.
B. Chart
To organize notes, a student should review notes from class lectures, but not notes from the text book chapters.
F
Alisha’s teacher usually includes lots of comments on student tests to help them understand why their answers were incorrect. These comments are important to Alisha’s study guide because
C. The comments could provide insight to the topics the teacher feels are important to study
Once similarities are identified among class and lecture notes, a student should create a
B. Topic list
Finding similarities and differences between two Romantic plays
Venn Diagram
How does rewriting your notes help best during the actual test?
C. Rewriting helps the student remember the information better
The types of symbols found in various stories
Chart
To create her study guide, Theresa should gather information from her
B. Class notes, lecture notes, old assignments and past tests
Identifying which books have romantic or heroic themes
Chart
To create a useful study guide, a student should rewrite information found in lecture and text book notes.
T
Rewritten notes should not be in complete sentences in order to save time.
F
How well you organize and integrate study materials is not as important as the amount of time you spend studying.
F
An example of a graphic organizer is
a.
Timeline
c.
Venn diagram
b.
Chart, table or graph
d.
All of these
D
On a vocabulary list within a study guide, definitions should be written
a.
In alphabetical order
c.
With abbreviations
b.
In complete sentences
d.
None of these
B.
A study guide can be created
a.
On a computer
c.
Both of these
b.
By hand
d.
None of these
C.
The purpose of including a front page to your rewritten notes is
a.
So everyone knows whose study guide belongs to who
c.
Bring meaning to the information inside of it
b.
To easily identify the test topic
d.
All of these
C
To understand vocabulary words in context, flashcards should include
a.
The word’s part of speech
c.
An example of the word
b.
The sentence from the book in which the word was used
d.
Two different definitions
C.
If a teacher supplies a visual aid or graphic organizer, a student should just try to memorize it, not recreate their own.
F
Breaking information down into organized and manageable chunks for your study guide will help to reduce test anxiety.
T
Talia reviews her flashcards three times a day as the teacher suggested, but she can’t seem to understand the meaning of the word ‘perpetuate.’ What should she do?
a.
Move all the words she knows into a “Know” stack
c.
Review ‘perpetuate’ three times a day
b.
Focus on ‘perpetuate’ and put away the ones she knows very well
d.
All of these
D
Story and Journey Systems are techniques for
a.
Categorizing information
c.
Memorizing information
b.
Reviewing information
d.
None of these
C
Remembering on which continent 5 different countries are located
Categorization
Knowing that IOC stands for the International Olympic Committee is an example of using
a.
Keywords
c.
Rhyming
b.
Acronyms
d.
Visualization
B
Matching the information to be learned to the appropriate memorization technique allows for
a.
Efficient study sessions
d.
All of these
b.
Making the most of the time you have to study
e.
None of these
c.
Remembering important information without cutting corners
D
Repetition works best for
a.
Large, big picture concepts
c.
Small facts and vocabulary words
b.
Lists
d.
The order of events
C
The most efficient way to memorize multiple layers of information all at once is to use flashcards.
F
Which is the correct order in which to apply the repetition strategy?
a.
Write, read, say
c.
Say, read, write
b.
Read, write, say
d.
Write, say, read
B.
Learning the meaning of Persepolis
Keywords
An appropriate strategy to learn difficult vocabulary words is the
a.
Keywords technique
c.
Rhyming Technique
b.
Visualization technique
d.
None of these
A
Remembering what WOMS stands for
Acronyms
Worrying about a test does not help when dealing with test anxiety.
T
Test anxiety symptoms can include
a.
Shaky hands
c.
Headaches
b.
Sweating
d.
All of these
D
Picturing yourself on a warm beach
Visualization
Telling yourself that you will get an A over and over will not help you calm down before a test.
F
Exercise can help boost happiness and confidence after a poor testing-taking experience.
T
Stretching your back before a test may help you avoid
a.
Stomachaches
c.
Test anxiety
b.
Relaxation
d.
None of these
C
Answering the easy questions first is a worthwhile test-taking strategy.
T
Test anxiety occurs
a.
Before a test
c.
After a test
b.
During a test
d.
Any of these
D
Eating a good breakfast on test day
Preparing your Body
Jana feels playing MP3s helps her sleep at night. So the night before a big test, she should
a.
Keep the music on if it helps her sleep
c.
Keep the music extra low, so she doesn’t notice it as much
b.
Turn the music off
d.
Having music on during the night doesn’t affect quality of sleep
B
To eliminate the possibility of using an answer more than once on a matching question, one should
a.
Cross out used answers
c.
Both of these
b.
Write the capital form of the letter
d.
None of these
A.
Statements with qualified terms tend to be true.
T
Sandra was quite overwhelmed by her final exam. Many of the test questions were difficult to answer, and she felt like she would not be able to complete the exam. What would you suggest Sandra do?
a.
Sandra should guess answer “C” on all of the questions, because teachers use answer “C” as the correct answer most often.
c.
Sandra should leave the questions she is unsure about blank because unmarked questions are never counted wrong.
b.
Sandra should answer the questions in numerical order so that she does not skip any. It will not matter if she doesn’t finish in time.
d.
Sandra should answer the easy questions first. Then she should go back and reevaluate the more difficult question.
D.
In order to avoid any confusion, one should _____________the answer to a multiple choice question before reading the possible answers.
a.
Predict
c.
Spell
b.
Ignore
d.
Hide
A.

Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

Cannot

Absolute
Best answer tests always include the correct answer as one of the possible answer choices.
T

Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

Never

Absolute
“Frogs are never red.” This is an absolute statement.
T
Some
Qualified
Always
Absolute
When answering a short answer question, students should present key facts in which format?
a.
essay format
c.
short, choppy sentence format
b.
one word answer format
d.
three paragraph format
A
Fill in the blank questions usually require______________in the answer.
a.
One key word
c.
Complete sentences
b.
A list of vocabulary words
d.
None of these
A
Tandry cannot figure out how his teacher wants him to answer a short essay question on the test he’s taking. Where should he look to get more information?
a.
In his study guide
c.
In the test directions
b.
On his classmate’s paper
d.
None of these
C
Response questions can possibly have
a.
One correct answer
c.
Both of these
b.
More than one answer
d.
None of these
C
Types of response questions can include:
a.
Fill in the blank, matching, and short essay
c.
Short answer, fill in the blank, and short essay
b.
Short essay, multiple choice, and short answer
d.
Multiple choice, true/false, and matching
C
A good place to get hints about how to answer a response question could be
a.
Your teacher
c.
Both of these
b.
The rest of the test
d.
None of these
C
Fill in the blank questions are considered___________questions.
a.
Response
c.
Best answer
b.
Matching
d.
None of these
A
Fill in the blank answers usually require a statement with supporting details for the answer to be correct.
F
A short essay answer usually requires one or two supporting details to your answer.
T
Most teachers develop fill in the blank questions from their
a.
Teacher’s edition of the textbook
c.
Past tests
b.
Students’ suggestions
d.
Lecture notes
D
A quality organization strategy before an open book test includes creating an information retrieval system.
T
Most students overestimate their skill level and abilities to take open book tests.
T
A way to categorize information and point you to where to find that information is called
a.
An index
c.
A table of contents
b.
A glossary
d.
Both A and C
D
Using your friend’s list of key topics that might be on an open book test is sufficient preparation for the test.
F
Including a flowchart in your open book test materials will help to
a.
Identify relationships among topics
c.
Identify the flow of information
b.
Present information in chronological order
d.
None of these
A
For open book tests, you don’t need to know everything, just where to find everything.
T
Casey has an open book test in his physics class tomorrow and will need to use many formulas. Which of the following is the best strategy Casey could use to organize his formulas?
a.
Highlight the formulas in his school’s textbook
b.
Write the formulas on his hand for easy access
c.
List all of the formulas on a separate sheet of paper
d.
Indicate where formulas are located in the book using sticky notes
C
If you copy your answers directly from the book, your teacher may
a.
Praise you for giving correct answers
c.
Add points to your final score
b.
Scold you for committing plagiarism
d.
None of these
B
Students who simply copy from the book are committing plagiarism and may be accused of cheating.
T
The information you bring into an open book test should be organized for fastest possible retrieval.
T
Essay tests do not require students to present information in context.
F
Christine is writing practice outlines to study for her next essay test. What should she focus on when creating practice outlines?
a.
Christine should focus on learning the vocabulary words in the chapters so she can use them correctly in the essay
c.
Christine should focus on potential questions that may show up in the actual test
b.
Christine should focus on memorizing facts so she will know what to write about on the actual test
d.
Christine has gotten As on all previous essay test, so she shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about this one
C
If you have a choice of questions to answer on an essay test, always pick the most difficult questions because those will earn you the most points.
F
Which type of test focuses on debate and discussion of key content and main topics?
a.
Compare and contrast tests
c.
Essay tests
b.
Short answer tests
d.
Any of these
C
The directive of an essay question
a.
Guides the essay response
c.
Identifies how to start each paragraph
b.
Describes what the essay should be about
d.
Guides the teacher in grading the essay
A
In order to have plenty of time to answer all required essay questions, a student should
a.
Write as many essays as quickly as possible, then go back and revise each one
c.
Decide which questions are more difficult or will take longer, then answer the easy questions first
b.
Spend equal amounts of time on each question to ensure each questions gets the same amount of attention
d.
None of these
C
During the test, simply writing down one or two key words from your practice outline may help you to remember the rest of the outline.
T

List the similarities and differences among American settlers and Native Americans.

Which directive fits the above essay question?
a.
Describe
c.
List
b.
Explain
d.
Compare and contrast

D
If you have a choice of questions to answer on an essay test, which questions should you answer first?
a.
The questions that you know a lot about so you can then focus on the more difficult ones
c.
The ones that are worth the fewest points because you can finish those quickly
b.
The questions which call for a 5 paragraph essay because those are easiest to outline
d.
Any of these
A
Essay tests require students to present information with complete thoughts.
T
It is not necessary to spend a large amount of time preparing for an essay because you are never really sure of what the questions will be.
F
What is the first step once an essay question has been chosen?
a.
Create an outline for the answer
c.
Summarize the three main points
b.
Identify vocabulary to be used
d.
Write the essay
A
On a five question essay test, five outlined responses may earn more points than two questions answered completely.
T
Outlines should be written
a.
In complete sentences
c.
With incomplete thoughts
b.
In complete thoughts, but not complete sentences
d.
In complete sentences, but not complete thoughts
B
The summary of an essay is located
a.
At the end of each paragraph
c.
At the end of each of the three supporting details
b.
At the beginning of the essay
d.
None of these
D
The 5 paragraph format includes an introduction, supporting evidence and a summary.
T
Unless you are running out of time and must outline an essay answer, essay answers should always be written in complete sentences.
T
Misspelled words may bring your essay score down.
T
What statement should you use if you do not recall the exact date of an event?
a.
Near the end of the 20th century…
c.
Around the time of ________…
b.
In the late 1900’s…
d.
Any of these would work
D

Once Amy got to the end of her essay, she realized that she had not directly addressed the prompt. Luckily, Amy had some of her test time left. The best solution for Amy would be to __________________.

a.
revise her prompt
c.
revise off-topic sections of her essay
b.
re-write her thesis
d.
completely re-write her entire essay from scratch

C
Fill in the blank questions usually require______________in the answer.
a.
One key word
c.
Complete sentences
b.
A list of vocabulary words
d.
None of these
A

List the similarities and differences among American settlers and Native Americans.

Which directive fits the above essay question?
a.
Describe
c.
List
b.
Explain
d.
Compare and contrast

D
Christine is writing practice outlines to study for her next essay test. What should she focus on when creating practice outlines?
a.
Christine should focus on learning the vocabulary words in the chapters so she can use them correctly in the essay
c.
Christine should focus on potential questions that may show up in the actual test
b.
Christine should focus on memorizing facts so she will know what to write about on the actual test
d.
Christine has gotten As on all previous essay test, so she shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about this one
C
A_______________test depends on the test taker’s ability to recall specific information.
a.
True/False
c.
Best answer
b.
Matching
d.
None of these
D
‘Some’ is an example of a qualified term.
T
On an open book test, Anna was asked to predict how American laws may affect the Mexican way of life if the US Constitution was applied to Mexico’s laws. This open book test question
a.
Asks students to compare and contrast American and Mexican government
c.
Asks students to solve a problem with information
b.
Asks students to apply information to new situations
d.
None of these
B
What is the first step once an essay question has been chosen?
a.
Create an outline for the answer
c.
Summarize the three main points
b.
Identify vocabulary to be used
d.
Write the essay
A
What statement should you use if you do not recall the exact date of an event?
a.
Near the end of the 20th century…
c.
Around the time of ________…
b.
In the late 1900’s…
d.
Any of these would work
D
Which of the following answer choices should be eliminated first from this question?
“Who was the first man to walk on the moon?”
a.
Neil Armstrong
c.
Mickey Mouse
b.
Buzz Aldrin
d.
John Glenn
C
Best answer tests always include the correct answer as one of the possible answer choices.
T
To eliminate the possibility of using an answer more than once on a matching question, one should
a.
Cross out used answers
c.
Both of these
b.
Write the capital form of the letter
d.
None of these
A
Most students overestimate their skill level and abilities to take open book tests.
T
Which of the following strategies will help you to stay focused and on topic while writing your essay?
a.
Outlining
c.
Neither ‘a’ nor ‘b’
b.
The 5 paragraph format
d.
Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
D
A good place to get hints about how to answer a response question could be
a.
Your teacher
c.
Both of these
b.
The rest of the test
d.
None of these
C
Three steps to answering test questions correctly include
a.
Underlining, repeating, reading
c.
Reading, undoing, eliminating
b.
Reading, underlining, erasing
d.
Reading, underlining, eliminating
D
Represents a range of responses to a question
scale
Which visual aid component accompanies a photograph to provide further meaning?
a.
Scale
c.
Legend
b.
Map
d.
Caption
D
Visual aids summarize main ideas and key points.
T
Explains abbreviations
Legend/key
In general, more important objects appear larger on a map.
T
A common component of visual aids is a
a.
Legend
c.
Caption
b.
Scale
d.
All of the above
D
Scales can represent
a.
A range of information
c.
Proportional measurement
b.
A range of resources
d.
All of the above
D
Gives meaning to an image
Caption
Represents a range of resources in an area
Legend/key
Captions:
a.
Provide meaning to images
c.
Both A and B
b.
Provide additional information
d.
Neither A nor B
C
Explains symbols used on a map
Legend/key
Using images can increase one’s understanding of given information.
T
Captions do not provide any additional information about a photograph.
F
Represents a range of resources in an area
LEGEND/KEY
Uses symbols to represent information
pictograph
A line graph can show information
a.
Across days only
c.
Across many years
b.
Across months only
d.
Across hours only
C
Graphs can be used to
a.
Infer
c.
Compare
b.
Predict
d.
All of the above
D
A bar graph can be horizontally or vertically oriented.
T
Includes vertical or horizontal representations
Bar Graph
When given one variable value, the value of other variables can be easily estimated. This applies to which type of graph?
a.
Line
c.
Scale
b.
Bar
d.
Both A and B
D
The graph which can show trends over time is the
a.
Circle graph
c.
Line Graph
b.
Pie chart
d.
Bar graph
C
Circle graphs, or pie graphs, show information over a period of time.
F
Helps to identify trends
Line Graph

Line graphs can include more than one set of information.

Please select the best answer from the choices provided

T
Diagrams can only be presented as a simple drawing with labels.
F

Choose the best organizational aid for the use described below.

Includes decision points

Flowchart

Choose the best organizational aid for the use described below.

Identifies personal relationships

Organizational chart
You need to label the rooms in your home for the painters, so they know which rooms to paint various colors. Which aid might you give them?
a.
Table
c.
Timeline
b.
Diagram
d.
Graph
B
It is not possible to identify subgroups within organizational charts.
F

Choose the best organizational aid for the use described below.

Identifies sequences

Flowchart
Timelines show relationships among events.
T
Timelines allow time to be shown in a picture.
T
Flowcharting clarifies what will happen in a process or
a.
What needs to happen
c.
What is predicted to happen at a future date
b.
What is estimated to happen
d.
None of these
A
May indicate elevation
Physical map
The main purpose of a physical map is to show the boundaries between countries.
F
To estimate what the temperature may be on your vacation, you could reference a
a.
Political map
c.
Pie chart
b.
Physical map
d.
Diagram
B
The purpose of a political map is to identify
a.
Coastlines
c.
Mountain Ranges
b.
Governmental boundaries
d.
Populations
B
Shows statistical information for an area
Data Maps
To find how many cities are on the coast of California, you would reference a
a.
Physical map
c.
Data map
b.
Timeline
d.
Political map
D
Orthophoto maps depict certain areas using
a.
hand-crafted color schemes
c.
Color-enhanced photography
b.
Special color-creating cameras
d.
Black and white photography
C
Which part of a map shows the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground?
C
Maps can include which of the following?
a.
Graphs
d.
Legends
b.
Statistics
e.
B and D
c.
All of the above
E
Maps can be used to identify populations of various areas.
T
Tables do not include numerical data.
F
You need to label the rooms in your home for the painters, so they know which rooms to paint various colors. Which aid might you give them?
a.
Table
c.
Timeline
b.
Diagram
d.
Graph
B
A legend or key may be used to
a.
Explain an image
c.
Describe a vacation destination
b.
Find a way from point A to point B
d.
Locate a particular building on a map
D
Sarah was just elected Jr. Class President. She would like to find out which percentage of the total vote each candidate received. Which type of graph should she reference?
a.
Pie
c.
Bar
b.
Line
d.
None of these
A
A__________can help you decide if you should buy or lease a new car.
a.
Diagram
c.
Flowchart
b.
Table
d.
Timeline
C
A legend or key may be used to
a.
Explain an image
c.
Describe a vacation destination
b.
Find a way from point A to point B
d.
Locate a particular building on a map
D
To estimate what the temperature may be on your vacation, you could reference a
a.
Political map
c.
Pie chart
b.
Physical map
d.
Diagram
B
A common component of visual aids is a
a.
Legend
c.
Caption
b.
Scale
d.
All of the above
D
A line graph can show information
a.
Across days only
c.
Across many years
b.
Across months only
d.
Across hours only
C
Tables do not include numerical data.
F
Which aid might you use to find your principal on the faculty phone list?
a.
Timeline
c.
Pie chart
b.
Diagram
d.
Organizational chart
D
Double bar graphs compare multiple
a.
Categories
c.
Dots
b.
Axis
d.
Examples
A
Allison notices the CD-ROM in the library and would like to use it to research information for her important term paper. Who should she ask about using the CD-ROM?
a.
The Principal because the Principal buys all the school’s equipment
c.
The Librarian because she manages all the school’s informational resources
b.
Her teacher because he will be grading the term paper
d.
The students in her class who have used the CD-ROM before
C
Gilford is writing a paper about tigers. He notices that he has used the word “paws” many times. He would like to find a word he can use instead of “paws.” Where is he most likely to find a new word for “paws”?
a.
Encyclopedia
c.
Thesaurus
b.
Dictionary
d.
None of these
C
Multimedia resources are only found on library shelves.
F
One problem that may be associated with encyclopedias found in libraries is
a.
Encyclopedias are dusty and dirty
c.
Online encyclopedias are always better than traditional text versions
b.
Encyclopedias never contain up-to-date information
d.
Encyclopedias may be out-of-date if the latest version is not available on the shelves
D
In order to find last season’s batting averages for his favorite baseball players, Jose should look in a Sport’s
a.
Dictionary
c.
Encyclopedia
b.
Atlas
d.
None of these
D
A dictionary provides definitions for listed words.
T
An encyclopedia contains big picture information on specific topics.
T
An atlas is a book of statistical data.
F
All online reference sites can be considered safe and credible because information on the Internet is continuously updated.
F
During her open book Latin exam, Tina needs to find the original meaning of the word “dance.” Which reference should she use?
a.
Dictionary
c.
Thesaurus
b.
Encyclopedia
d.
Any of these
A

Below is a portion of a dictionary entry for the word “type”. Match the entry to the correct dictionary component.

Verb, Noun

Part of speech

Below is a portion of a dictionary entry for the word “type”. Match the entry to the correct dictionary component.

(tahyp)

Prununciation
Dictionaries provide only a word’s definition.
F

Below is a portion of a dictionary entry for the word “type”. Match the entry to the correct dictionary component.

Hand write

Antonym
The lineage of a word is called its _____.
a.
synonym
c.
antonym
b.
etymology
d.
anthropology
B
Taylor found a list of antonyms in the dictionary entry for the word “subsidy.” What are antonyms?
a.
Words that can be used in place of subsidy
c.
Word that mean the opposite of subsidy
b.
Words that mean the same as subsidy
d.
All of these
C
A dictionary is a type of reference book.
T
The use of a dictionary can help you improve the quality of your writing.
T
A synonym for the word “howl” which may appear in a dictionary is
a.
Dog
c.
Scream
b.
House
d.
Talk
C
A variation of pronounce is
a.
Proclaim
c.
Produce
b.
Profound
d.
Pronunciation
D
A word that has nearly the same meaning as another word is a _________.
B. Synonym
Dictionary entries may contain images.
T

Below is a portion of a dictionary entry for the word “type”. Match the entry to the correct dictionary component.

1600-1680 – England

Origin
Guidewords are located at the bottom of a dictionary page.
F
Typing
Variation
Thesauruses list words that have the same, or nearly the same, meanings.
T
Alex wrote the sentence: The big dog was really fat. He ate a lot.
Why does Alex need a thesaurus?
a.
The sentences begin with the same word
c.
The sentences lack creativity
b.
Many words are repeated
d.
None of these
C
A synonym is
a.
A word that has the same meaning as another
c.
A word that lacks creativity
b.
A word that has the opposite meaning as another
d.
A word that is repeated too often in a paragraph
A
A thesaurus can
a.
Increase the quality of your work
c.
Help to avoid repeating words
b.
Help you add creativity to your written work
d.
All of these
D
A thesaurus is used to ______.
a.
Determine the cause of important historical events
c.
Look up the precise definition of a word
b.
Locate a country on a map of the world
d.
Find the synonyms and antonyms of a word
D
A word’s denotation and connotation mean basically the same thing.
F
All synonyms for a particular word mean exactly the same thing.
F
Which synonym for the word “athletic” has a negative connotation?
a.
Muscular
b.
Wiry
B
Which synonym for “pretty” has a positive connotation?
a.
Beautiful
b.
Sassy
A
An online thesaurus contains the same information as a traditional thesaurus.
T
An atlas is
a.
A collection of ideas
c.
A globe
b.
A collection of maps
d.
A single map of the world
B.
Online encyclopedias may contain
a.
Video
c.
Links to other informational sites
b.
Images
d.
All of these
D.
Encyclopedias contain statistical data about a given year.
F
Whether or not the information on an online source is credible and factual, is up to the user to decide.
T
Atlases may contain which type of maps?
a.
Road
c.
Camp sites
b.
Country
d.
All of these
D.
Informational references provide general information about a wide variety of topics.
T
An atlas is an informational reference.
T
Never treat what is on Wikipedia as the whole and complete truth.
T
Where can you find a wide range of information on a given topic?
a.
Informational references
c.
Referral pages
b.
Infomercials
d.
Reference centers
A
Google Maps is an online atlas.
T
Where should Geri look to find the other lessons in the chapter on Government and Society?
a.
Index
c.
Table of contents
b.
Title page
d.
None of these
C
Why is it important to know the overall organizational structure of your textbook?
a.
To understand the overall course structure
c.
To prepare for open book tests
b.
To put the content into context
d.
All of these
D
Text aids help to understand the order of information contained in a book or document.
T
Where should you look in order to find words as they are used in a variety of contexts?
a.
Index
c.
Appendix
b.
Glossary
d.
Table of contents
A

Please select the word from the list that best fits the definition

Government and Society…….200

Table of content

The plural form of “appendix” is “appendices.”

Please select the best answer from the choices provided

T

The information provided in text aids can help us to understand a text’s content before we even read it.

Please select the best answer from the choices provided

T
Dictionaries, appendices and title pages are all text aids.
F
Government: the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed
Glossary
Text aids are sources of information regarding the contents of a book or document.
T

“I own three Hummer vehicles and do not think they contribute to air pollution any more than a smaller, family sedan.”

This statement exemplifies a problem with
a.
Currency
c.
Structure
b.
Content
d.
Objectivity

D

Computers are not simple enough to be used by the common citizen. -John Howard, 1975.

Why would this source not be credible today?
a.
It lacks objectivity
c.
It contains evidence of bias
b.
It is not current
d.
It is not accurate

B
Information should be________to ensure more than one source provides the same factual information.
a.
Repeated
c.
Cross-lined
b.
Cross-examined
d.
Cross-checked
D.
A source’s copyright date is an indicator of
a.
Objectivity
c.
Currency
b.
Content
d.
Accuracy
C.
A source must be cited
a.
Only if a direct quote is used
c.
There are no “musts” when it comes to citing sources
b.
Only if an author was listed when you found the information
d.
A source should always be cited
D.
For a source to be considered current, it should be no more than________years old
a.
10
c.
1-2
b.
5
d.
3-4
D.
Credible sources always identify the author.
T
An interview can be considered a source.
T
Credible sources should explicitly identify the purpose or intent of the information included in a source.
T
Information does not have to be cross-checked if it comes from a site you have used before.
F
Credible sources should explicitly identify the purpose or intent of the information included in a source.
T
The guidewords for the word “feign” are
a.
Fairy and farce
c.
Felt and free
b.
February and feline
d.
Freight and friction
B
Trevor needs general information to begin his research paper on mammals in the Southern Hemisphere. Where will he find the best information?
a.
Encyclopedias
c.
Atlases
b.
Almanacs
d.
None of these
A
In order to find last season’s batting averages for his favorite baseball players, Jose should look in a Sport’s
a.
Dictionary
c.
Encyclopedia
b.
Atlas
d.
None of these
D
In order to find information about sea lions for a research paper, Clover should reference
a.
A dictionary
c.
An encyclopedia
b.
A thesaurus
d.
None of these
C
Sources should contain factual information.
T
Lists words and page numbers where the words can be found
Index
Who should be interested in the topic chosen for a research paper?
a.
Whoever writes the paper
c.
Whoever reads the paper
b.
Whoever grades the paper
d.
All of these
D.
Once you have chosen a topic, what should you do before beginning the research process?
a.
Find as many possible facts and details on your topic
c.
Discuss your idea with others
b.
Choose a position
d.
None of these
C
A position is either
a.
True or false
c.
Positive or negative
b.
Happy or sad
d.
A thesis can be any of these
C
Topics that are too broad cover too much information.
T
Which is the best thesis statement?
a.
I think Cheerios is the best cereal.
c.
Cheerios should be given a “Healthy Heart” award.
b.
Cheerios is one of the most popular cereals on the market today.
d.
Cheerios is one of the most healthy cereals available today.
C
Evaluate this topic idea
“Recycling is an important part of keeping our planet clean.”
a.
Too narrow
c.
Just right
b.
Too broad
d.
None of these
C
Evaluate this topic idea:
“Teachers gave 18.5% more homework in 2007 than in 2005.”
a.
The topic is satisfactory
c.
The topic is too narrow
b.
The topic is too broad
d.
This is a thesis statement
C
A thesis statement is supported by arguments.
T
Candy bars taste good.
Too board
Creating a thesis statement is the first step in developing your topic.
f

Where do teenagers get all the money they need to make purchases? I noticed several new

stores had opened up at the local mall. Most of these new stores focused on teenage and

young consumers. Yesterday I went shopping.

This paragraph is
a.
Double-spaced
c.
Triple-spaced
b.
Single-spaced
d.
None of these

A.
Including quotes in your paper can bring additional meaning to the content.
T
A teacher will always tell you how to get the highest grade possible on an assignment.
F
It is a good idea to include your teacher’s name on a title page.
T
Which is the standard font and size for most professional papers?
a.
18 pt Helvetica
c.
10 pt Comic Sans
b.
12 pt Times New Roman
d.
Any of these
B
The skills needed to write and present quality papers can be used in the workplace.
T
A high quality paper goes beyond what is written on the page.
T

Where do teenagers get all the money they need to make purchases? I noticed several new stores had opened up at the local mall. Most of these new stores focused on teenage and young consumers. Yesterday I went shopping.

This paragraph lacks
a.
Proper conventions
c.
Good word choice
b.
Organization
d.
Voice

B
The additional information included in the bottom margin of your paper is called a
a.
Shoe
c.
Footer
b.
Foot
d.
None of these
C
What process makes your writing flow and “sound like music?”
a.
Editing the language of your essay
c.
Editing the title of your essay
b.
Editing the punctuation of your essay
d.
None of these
A
A good rule of thumb is to keep your presentation simple and to the point.
T
To “know your audience,” you should identify what they
a.
Need to know
c.
Are interested in
b.
Want to know
d.
All of these
D
If you are unsure about how your visual aid will look during a presentation, you should
a.
Test it out before you begin
c.
Use it anyway
b.
Not use it to avoid any problems
d.
None of these
A.
Instead of reading a speech, a presenter should have a conversation with the audience.
T
How long before a speech should you begin practicing?
a.
3 days
c.
1 week
b.
5 days
d.
3 weeks
C.
Your audience should be a part of your presentation.
T
Visual aids should compliment what the speaker is saying.
T
Handouts and PowerPoint slides are visual aids.
T
At the end of your presentation, the main points should be
a.
Summarized
c.
Handed to your teacher
b.
Written on the board
d.
Restated by the audience
A
“How many of you plan to go to college?”
This is a
a.
Problem statement
c.
Probing question
b.
Poll
d.
None of these
B
Which is an example of “criteria”?
a.
“Example support”
c.
“Topic is developed with two strong supporting examples.
b.
4,3,2,1
d.
None of these
C.
A rubric explains how your teacher will determine how many points each test is worth over the course of a semester.
F
Each criteria for a rubric has a corresponding point value.
T
If you use a rubric, you can estimate your grade without even showing the assignment to a teacher.
T
If a teacher does not provide a rubric for an important assignment, what should you do?
a.
Ask for a rubric to be created
c.
Discuss your teacher’s grading policies with the Principal
b.
Beg for your grade to be changed after you fail the assignment
d.
None of these
A
Rubrics answer
a.
Will my teacher like my ideas?
c.
How does my assignment compare to the rest of the class?
b.
Am I done?
d.
None of these
B.
Rubrics allow students to
a.
Evaluate each other’s work
c.
Both of these
b.
Help their friends cheat on the assignment
d.
None of these
A.
How do rubrics increase learning?
a.
Rubrics give the most important details about a reading assignment
c.
Both of these
b.
Rubrics give students the tools to “grade” their own and others’ assignments
d.
None of these
B.
A rubric shows the percent of correct answers required to achieve a certain grade.
F
How does a rubric like this help students over time? This rubric
a.
Tracks progress over several assignments
c.
Allows the teacher to comment on each section
b.
Identifies the criteria for each point value
d.
None of these
A
Handouts and PowerPoint slides are
a.
Distracting
c.
Visual aids
b.
Annoying
d.
Icebreakers
C.
Each criteria for a rubric has a corresponding point value.
T
Smoking contributes to air pollution.
Too Board

Where do teenagers get all the money they need to make purchases? I noticed several new

stores had opened up at the local mall. Most of these new stores focused on teenage and

young consumers. Yesterday I went shopping.

This paragraph is
a.
Creative
c.
1 inch spaced
b.
Single-spaced
d.
None of these

D.
If you have selected a topic that you do not like, you should change your topic.
T
How do rubrics increase learning?
a.
Rubrics give the most important details about a reading assignment
c.
Both of these
b.
Rubrics give students the tools to “grade” their own and others’ assignments
B.
Public speaking is a skill you will probably never use outside of school.
F
Including quotes in your paper can bring additional meaning to the content.
T
Melinda has always wanted to know about export rates between the U.S. and China. Why is this a good research topic for her?
a.
Melinda is curious about the topic
c.
Melinda saw a tv show and thought she could find more information about China
b.
Melinda’s mother says China exports a lot of goods to the U.S.
d.
None of these
A.
To “know your audience,” you should identify what they
a.
Need to know
c.
Are interested in
b.
Want to know
d.
All of these
D.
Conventions are
a.
The use of proper grammar
c.
Appropriate punctuation
b.
Correct spelling
d.
All of these
D.
If you use a rubric, you can grade your assignment before you turn it in.
T
Teachers will tell you everything you need to know about creating high quality papers.
F
Knowing how to write and present a quality paper is a skill you will only use in high school.
F
To be fully prepared for a speech, a student should memorize their speech one week in advance and practice three times everyday.
F
Inquire
Question
Rate
Evaluate
To analyze means to think about how you feel about a problem.
F
Contemplate
Reflect
The information given to you by your teachers is always accurate and should never be questioned.
F
Assess
Anaylze
No extra effort is needed in order to think critically.
F
Reflecting means to consider what you will do with certain information.
T
Analyzing means to look at all the parts of a problem to see how they relate to each other.
T
Applying critical thinking skills is an effective way to avoid being sidetracked by irrational thoughts.
T
A study group is not a place to share ideas on how to study.
F
Which of the following is NOT an efficient study group activity?
a.
Playing games using the information being studied
c.
Comparing notes
b.
Discussing what content to study
d.
Teaching each other
B
Your teacher may know who would like to join your study group.
T
A good study group moderator will
a.
Ask a strong opening question
d.
All of these
b.
Keep the group discussion on track
e.
None of these
c.
Validate group member statements
D
A good way to study for tests in a study group is to
a.
Find a way to share answers during the test
c.
Find someone who has taken the test before and ask them what topics will be covered on the test
b.
Discuss what questions might be on the test
d.
Find an old test and help each other memorize the answers.
B
The material chosen for your study group
a.
Should be chosen by the teacher
c.
Should be material you all already understand
b.
Should be decided upon before the group meets
d.
Should be material you all need extra help with.
B
Having two, or even three, people explain the material to you
a.
Will help you understand it
c.
Will just confuse you. Its better to only ask one person to help
b.
Will give you too many perspectives
d.
Will decrease your understanding of the material
A
A study group can help improve your confidence in a subject.
T
A strong opening question may reveal errors made in the study group’s assignment or reading material.
T
Joining a study group will help you improve your own study skills.
T
Discussion is a technique to clarify possible questions you have about a topic.
T
Creating a map of your current knowledge is called __________.
a.
Critical reading
c.
Pre-questioning
b.
Collaborative learning
d.
Concept-mapping
D
A diagram of the water cycle is a
a.
Visual aid
c.
Discussion
b.
Pre-question
d.
All of these
A
Critical thinkers____________what they read.
a.
Ask questions about
c.
Summarize
b.
Organize
d.
None of these
A
Critical thinking skills can be applied to reading.
T
Critical reading is the process of evaluating a text.
T
Critical reading is a
a.
Theory
c.
Summarization strategy
b.
Process
d.
None of these
B
Regarding critical reading, what affects how you absorb information about a topic?
a.
The time of day you read the text
c.
Your personal feelings about that topic
b.
How many pages the text contains
d.
None of these
C
Pre-questioning identifies a purpose for reading.
T
The purpose of concept-mapping is to
a.
Identify sequence
c.
Identify relationships
b.
Identify vocabulary
d.
Identify questions
C
You will probably read a mystery novel much faster than a Science textbook.
T
Which do you need more of in order to increase your reading speed?
a.
The desire to improve
c.
The motivation to practice
b.
The willingness to try new techniques
d.
All three are needed equally
D
Activities to activate prior knowledge include
a.
Concept mapping
c.
Discussion
b.
Brainstorming
d.
All of these
D
To activate prior knowledge means to
a.
Review vocabulary terms
c.
Go over past tests on the subject
b.
Remember what you know about a topic
d.
None of these
B
It is important to remember everything you read, the first time you read it.
F
Reading quickly comes naturally to most people.
F
Using prereading strategies will help to increase your reading speed.
T
Understanding key vocabulary makes no difference in reading speed.
F
You must be willing to try to practice reading faster if you hope to increase your reading speed.
T
Terrence feels it takes him too long to get through a History chapter, though he is always sure to define vocabulary words, review the footnotes for each section and try to remember the author’s personal stories about the events in the book.
What might be Terrence’s problem?
a.
Terrence has a fear of reading quickly
c.
Terrence poorly evaluates what is important
b.
Terrence suffers from unconscious rereading
d.
None of these
C

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