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Close reading exam

Overview of question types - Test

1.

Here are some typical close reading questions. Work out what each question is asking you to do and identify which reading purpose it wants to check.

Having read the whole passage explain why the boy was excited but worried.

2.

How many parcels did the boy have to deliver?

3.

Show how the author makes you feel sympathy for the boy in Paragraph 6.

4.

Why does the writer think the boy makes the right decision in the end? Explain your answer.

5.

Why do you think the boy might dislike Miss Smith?