Author's Purpose
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  • Question 1
    180 seconds
    Q. What is the definition of Author's Purpose?
    answer choices
    Why a reading passage was written
    Descriptive details about a person, place, or thing.
    Figuring out something that is not directly stated in a reading passage
    figuring out the meaning of unknown words from other words
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. What are the three reasons for writing?  
    answer choices
    Persuade, Inform, Entertain
    Personal, Interview, Entertain
    Persuade, Irony, Entertain
    Personal, Inform, Evolve
  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q. Do you want to be an artist? Just enroll in "The Awesome Artists" program. Don't let this opportunity or your talent slip away. We guarantee you will be painting like the masters in two weeks for a low cost of $59.95.
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to entertain you with a story about artists
    to teach you how all artists become famous
    to convince you to attend an art program
    to explain how to paint a sunset
  • Question 4
    300 seconds
    Q. The Food Group Pyramid tells how to eat healthy. It shows how food is divided into six groups. It is important to eat foods that belong to each group every day. The pyramid helps show how much of each you should eat.
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to tell a story about pyramids
    to inform you about the Food Group Pyramid
    to convince you to eat vegetables
    to explain how to go shopping for food
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. What is the author's purpose for a biography ?
    answer choices
    Persuade the reader to change your opinion
    Inform the reader about an important person's life
    Entertain the reader with a story
    Express the author's opinion about the person's life
  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q. Ted was anxious to try out for the basketball team. He had practiced and knew he was ready. Tryouts made him a little nervous, but when he found out he made the team he knew that all the work had paid off.
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to tell a story about a boy who worked hard
    to teach how to play basketball
    to persuade you to try out for the basketball team
    to explain the rules of basketball
  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q. Beth and her mom went to the circus. This was a special day because she had never been to a circus before. They bought peanuts and went to their seats. She saw clowns, jugglers, and people on trapezes. There were elephants, lions, and tigers. It was a very exciting day for Beth. 
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to tell a story about a girl who enjoyed the circus
    to teach you about the animals in the circus
    to persuade you to visit the circus
    to explain how much it costs to attend the circus
  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q. What you learn in school will help you later in life. It will also help you get a job. If you work hard in school and make good grades, you may be able to go to college and have a career.
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to entertain with a story about school
    to teach you how to get good grades
    to persuade you to work hard in school
    to explain the best colleges
  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q. Rules are very important. They help keep things running smoothly. Rules let you know what you can and cannot do whether you are playing a game or explaining how to act in class. You should follow rules; they help people get along.
    What is the author's purpose?
    answer choices
    to entertain with a story about people who follow the rules
    to inform about the rules of games
    to persuade people to follow the rules
    to explain the rules of chess
  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. There are many ways you can volunteer. For example, you can help clean up a playground. Volunteering benefits other people and also will make you feel good about yourself. 
    answer choices
    Persuade
    Inform
    Entertain
  • Question 11
    300 seconds
    Q. Animals are divided into categories. They are grouped according to the things they have in common. One category is birds. All birds have feathers. They are warm-blooded. Birds lay eggs and they have wings. Most birds fly, but there are some that do not. 
    answer choices
    Persuade
    Inform
    Entertain
  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the author's purpose for a book series like Harry Potter?
    answer choices
    Inform the reader about magic
    Persuade the reader to become a wizard
    Entertain the reader with a story about a boy wizard
    Express dislike for magic
  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q. Justin Bieber's song titled Sorry is a way for him to ? 
    answer choices
    Persuade listeners to download his music.
    Inform the readers of his break up with Selena!
    Entertain worldwide audiences
    Express his feelings and artistic gift!
  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q. I received a brochure from Disney World.  What would be the purpose of the brochure?
    answer choices
    Entertain with pictures of Mickey Mouse
    Inform me about Disney and entertain
    Inform me about Disney but also persuade me to take a trip there
    Inform me about Disney's attractions
  • Question 15
    180 seconds
    Q. A magazine article about JJ Watt is most likely to 
    answer choices
    Entertain the reader with a funny interview
    Inform the reader about JJ Watt's professional career
    Persuade you to watch the Texans
    Express JJ Watt's feelings about football 
  • Question 16
    180 seconds
    Q. An expository essay on your best friend is written most likely to ?
    answer choices
    Inform readers about who and why they are your best friend
    Persuade readers to get a best friend
    Entertain the reader with a story about your best friend
    Express your feelings 
  • Question 17
    180 seconds
    Q. What is the author's purpose for a biography ?
    answer choices
    Persuade the reader to change your opinion
    Inform the reader about an important person's life
    Entertain the reader with a story
    Express the author's opinion about the person's life
  • Question 18
    300 seconds
    Q. Define the Author's Purpose "to persuade".  
    answer choices
    A reading passage that contains facts about a particular subject.
    A reading passage that has many descriptive details.
    A reading passage that is enjoyable to read, tells, a personal story, or teaches a lesson through the use of a story.
    A reading passage that contains many opinions or tries toc onvince readers to do something, buy something, or believe something.  
  • Question 19
    300 seconds
    Q. Define the Author's Purpose "to inform".  
    answer choices
    A reading passage that contains facts about a particular subject.
    A reading passage that has many descriptive details.
    A reading passage that is enjoyable to read, tells, a personal story, or teaches a lesson through the use of a story.
    A reading passage that contains many opinions or tries toc onvince readers to do something, buy something, or believe something.  
  • Question 20
    300 seconds
    Q. Define the Author's Purpose "to entertain".  
    answer choices
    A reading passage that contains facts about a particular subject.
    A reading passage that has many descriptive details.
    A reading passage that is enjoyable to read, tells, a personal story, or teaches a lesson through the use of a story.
    A reading passage that contains many opinions or tries toc onvince readers to do something, buy something, or believe something.  
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