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  • Question 1
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    What is the author's purpose?

    Once upon a time, there was a sad dragon. People were afraid of him because he breathed fire. So, one day, he bought a big bag of marshmallows, got some sticks, and put up a sign: "Free Marshmallow Roast." No one was afraid if him anymore.

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    to persuade

    to inform

    to entertain

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    What does it mean to persuade?

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    The author is trying to make you enjoy the story by keeping your attention.

    The author is trying to convince you to do or think something.

    The author is trying to give you information and teach you facts.

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    What does it mean to inform?

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    The author is trying to give you information and teach you facts.

    The author is trying to convince you to do or think something

    The author is trying to make you enjoy the story by keeping your attention.

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    What does it mean to entertain?

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    The author is trying to give you information and teach you facts.

    The author is trying to convince you to do or think something.

    The author is trying to make you enjoy the story by keeping your attention.

  • Question 5
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    Q. Commercials, billboards, opinions, reviews, and advertisements are all examples of what?
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    Inform
    Persuade
    Entertain
  • Question 6
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    Q. Documents, nonfiction, history/science, biographies, recipes, and news articles are all examples of what?
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    Inform
    Persuade
    Entertain
  • Question 7
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    Q. Comics/jokes, fiction, mystery, fantasy, adventure, and romance are all examples of what?
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    Inform
    Entertain
    Persuade
  • Question 8
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    What is the author's purpose?

    Dear Edith,

    Pets should be allowed in restaurants. I brought my dog to dinner, and the waiter threw us out. He said that dogs were dirty, but my dog is cleaner than many people. I know! It's not fair - it's a ridiculous rule, and it should be changed.

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    to persuade

    to inform

    to entertain

  • Question 9
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...a giant cat trying to take over a city.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 10
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...tornadoes and hurricanes and the how they develop.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 11
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...profiles of all former U.S. Presidents.

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    persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 12
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...a wondrous little bear whose curiosity always gets him in trouble.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 13
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...how important it is to the environment to recycle plastic bottles.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 14
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...the monuments and museums at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 15
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    What is the author's purpose?

    If you read about...why one candidate running for Nebraska governor is better than all the rest of the candidates.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

  • Question 16
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    Q. What are the three reasons we write?
    (Authors purpose for writing)
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    Persuade, Inform, Electrify
    Perform, Infer, Entertain
    Persuade, Inform, Educate
    Persuade, Inform, Entertain
  • Question 17
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    Q. Persuade means...
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    Make people agree with you
    Make people angry
    Make people think the opposite thing
    Make people happy
  • Question 18
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    Q. What is the authors purpose?
    "Eating too much cake and not exercising will give us health problems."
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    Persuade
    Inform
    Entertain
  • Question 19
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    Q. What is the authors purpose?
    "Every house should have a dog. They are cute, loyal and will protect your house."
    answer choices
    Persuade
    Inform
    Entertain
  • Question 20
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    Q. A recipe explaining how to make chicken salad sandwiches is meant to:
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    Persuade
    Inform
    Entertain
  • Question 21
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    What is the author's purpose?

    HAMSTERS FOR SALE: Braxton Pet Store, Northwood Mall: We have a large selection of hamsters for sale this week. They are interesting pets and you will enjoy having one. They are only $ 17.99 this week. Come and buy yours today!

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    Inform

    Entertain

    Persuade

  • Question 22
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    What is the author's purpose?

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was born on February 12, 1908 in Kentucky. One of his famous speeches was the Gettysburg Address.

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    Persuade

    Inform

    Entertain

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