2019 - Non Fiction Text Structure Assessment
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by Erica Robey
| 10 Questions
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2
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4
5
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1
1 pt
The reader can tell that paragraph 4 is descriptive because—
It is about the Dymaxion house.
It explains what the Dymaxion house looks like and what it is made of.
It explains that the floor of the Dymaxion house is two feet above the ground.
It explains how the Dymaxion house was made.
2
1 pt
Why did the author include paragraph 5?
To explain the kind of building techniques used in building the Dymaxion house.
So that the reader can build a Dymaxion house.
To compare the Dymaxion house to a regular house.
To help the reader imagine the inside of the Dymaxion house.
3
1 pt
Read the following sentence from paragraph 4:


From the outside, the Dymaxion house resembles a carousel.


This sentence is an example of:
Chronological Order
Compare or Contrast
Problem & Solution
Cause & Effect
4
1 pt
What text structure best describes paragraph 3?
Cause & Effect
Description
Problem & Solution
Categorical Structure
5
1 pt
Which paragraph is the best example of chronological order?
Paragraph 2
Paragraph 4
Paragraph 5
Paragraph 6
6
1 pt
The following sentence is an example of what text structure?


Fuller designed the shell of the house to be aerodynamic, which made the amount of
lost heat and made it easier to keep the house warm.
Categorical Structure
Cause and Effect
Chronological Order
Compare and Contrast
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7
1 pt
Which of the following most resembles paragraph 8?
B

C

D


A
8
1 pt
What is the importance of paragraph 9?
To demonstrate that even though the Dymaxion house was a failure, Buckminster
Fuller is seen as a success.
It tells the reader what happened to the only two Dymaxion houses ever built.
To describe William Graham to the reader.
To convince the reader that the Dymaxion house is a good place to live.
9
1 pt
The following sentence is an example of what text structure?


Walking through the Dymaxion house would be like walking along the deck of a circular
boat.
Problem & Solution
Cause & Effect
Compare & Contrast
hronological Order
10
1 pt
Which of the following best outlines the passage?
B

C

A

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