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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
What is the opposite of hyperbole?
  1. sentimental
  2. rhythm
  3. understatement
  4. reason
Grade 11 Reading Skills
Which of the following is a fix-it strategy for repairing comprehension?
  1. inference
  2. comparison
  3. re-reading
  4. metacognition
Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The wind grabbed my arm.
  2. The water is shiny.
  3. I have a million things to do today.
  4. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Grade 11 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.11-12.1
"This is gonna be a loooooong day."

In the sentence above, why does the author use multiple Os in the word "long"?
  1. To add emphasis to the sentence
  2. To fill in extra space
  3. To add a bit of humor
  4. To unstick the O key
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
What literary device reveals a kind of truth which seems contradictory?
  1. Paradox
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Alliteration
  4. Personification
Grade 11 Figurative Language
Which of the following is the best definition of symbolism?
  1. Words that change meanings based on the context in which they are used
  2. Objects, persons, sounds or events that have conventional meanings and specific connotations
  3. When a visual item, sound, person or event represents an abstract idea different from the literal meaning
  4. A literary device in which the sound of the poem is used to add another layer of meaning to the poem
Grade 11 Main Idea
Which is a strategy used to identify the main idea of a passage?
  1. Read the entire passage
  2. Summarize each paragraph in the margin
  3. Read the first and last sentence
  4. Rewrite the paragraph in your own words
Grade 11 Author's Purpose
What are the five reasons or purposes an author gives to his/her audience?
  1. To keep the reader awake, to give examples, to show off, to manipulate and to pump their ego
  2. To explain, to reveal, to keep interest, to educate and to inspire.
  3. To narrate, to describe, to inform, to entertain, to persuade/convince
Grade 11 Rhetoric and Propaganda
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