The Reading Comprehension Test

The Reading Test - 20 Questions

Questions are multiple choice in format and appear as both discrete (stand-alone) questions and as parts of sets of questions built around a common passage or passages. Four broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed:

  • Information and Ideas
    (reading closely, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships)
  • Rhetoric
    (analyzing word choice rhetorically, analyzing text structure, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing arguments)
  • Synthesis
    (analyzing multiple texts)
  • Vocabulary

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