Representing Text in an Outline

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1. To understand a passage, you should:
A. outline it.
B. read it three times.
C. underline all the important words.
D. discuss it with a fellow student.

2. Outlining a story means:
A. writing the main ideas and all the details in the story.
B. writing the topic and important facts.
C. drawing lines around the text.
D. drawing boxes around the facts.

3. Outlining:
A. does not connect facts in any order.
B. lists the important facts and then the topic.
C. connects the important facts in an organized manner.
D. lists all the facts and details in the story.

4. An outline:
A. does not show the important events as well as just copying the paragraph.
B. does not organize the important events.
C. includes unimportant details.
D. gives you enough organized facts that you can rewrite the paragraph without looking.

5. To outline a story, you need to:
A. find only the main idea in each paragraph.
B. find all the important facts in the paragraph.
C. only copy all the important words.
D. copy the first and last sentence in the paragraph.

6. In an outline, you can use:
A. Roman numerals, alphabet letters, and numbers.
B. alphabet letters and numerals
C. lines and arrows to connect facts in order.
D. all of the above.


Read the following paragraphs and click on the correct outline.

7. Henry Ford made the first Model T car in America in the early 1900's. At first, his cars were handmade so they were expensive and it took a long time to make one. Then in 1913, he got the idea of having one person doing only one piece of the work and then passing it on to another person for the next piece of work. This was the beginning of the first assembly line in America. This invention changed automobile production around the world because many cars per day could be produced in one day this way. The average man could now afford to buy a car.

a. I. Henry Ford
A. Model T - 1900's
B. Assembly Line 1913
C. More cars - cheaper

b. I. Henry Ford
A. Assembly line 1913
B. Model T - 1900's
C. More cars - cheaper

c. I. Model T - 1900's
A. Henry Ford
B. Assembly Line 1913
C. More cars - cheaper

d. I Model T - 1900's
A. Henry Ford
B. More cars - cheaper
C. Assembly Line 1913

 

8. Clara Barton was born in the early 1800's in America. She became a teacher and later worked in the U. S. Patent Office. During the Civil War, she gathered supplies and delivered them to doctors in the battlefield in wagons. After working four years to find missing soldiers, she was awarded $15,000 by the U.S. to reimburse her for expenses. After the war while overseas, she heard about the International Red Cross. In 1881, she established the American Red Cross which assists the public in emergencies still today.

a. I. Clara Barton - 1800's
A. teacher
B. Civil War - supplies
C. Red Cross - 1881
D. $15,000 - US

b. I. Clara Barton - 1800's
A. Civil War - supplies
B. teacher
C. Red Cross - 1881
D. $15,000 - US

c. I. Clara Barton - 1800's
A. Civil War - supplies
B. Red Cross - 1881
C. teacher
D. $15,000 - US

d. I. Clara Barton - 1800's
A. teacher
B. Civil War - supplies
C. $15,000 - US
D. Red Cross - 1881

 

9. Michael J. Fox became a professional actor at age 17. From a small part, he went to Hollywood where he starred in TV sitcoms and movies, such as Back to the Future. At age 28, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a disease that causes you to lose control gradually of your muscles and eventually causes death. With his family's support, he is working today to help raise funds for research on Parkinson's Disease and to educate the public about the disease. At age 35, he believes that the disease has made him a better person.

a. I. Michael J. Fox
A. Parkinson's - 28
B. actor - 17
C. raising money - 35

b. I. Michael J. Fox
A. actor - 17
B. Parkinson's - 28
C. raising money - 35

c. I. Michael J. Fox
A. actor - 17
B. starred - sitcoms/movies
C. Parkinson's - 35

d. I. Michael J. Fox
A. actor - Hollywood
B. starred - Back to the Future
C. raising money - 35

 

10. Lance Armstrong lives in Austin, Texas and is one of the world's great cyclists. What is so amazing about Lance is that after being treated for cancer at age 25 in 1996, he went back to cycling. With his wife cheering him on, he kept practicing, regained his strength, and even became a better cyclist. He went on to win the most grueling and the most prestigious race in cycling, Tour de France, in 1999.

a. I. Lance Armstrong
A. Austin, TX
B. cancer
C. won Tour de France

b. I. Lance Armstrong
A. cyclist
B. cancer
C. won Tour de France

c. I. Lance Armstrong
A. Texan cyclist
B. Cancer - 25
C. won Tour De France - 28

d. I. Lance Armstrong
A. cyclist
B. Tour de France, 1999
C. cancer, age 25

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