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Stack #35943

FCAT- General Knowledge

StatementTrue or Not True?
The main idea of a passage or story can be its theme True
You should write or pick the answer that tells the whole story (main idea) in one sentence if the question on the test says, "What is the central purpose of this story?" True
You are suppose to figure out the best reason the author wrote the passage when you see the question "What is the story mostly about?" False. You should write or pick the answer that tells the whole story in one sentence.
When you see the question "Why did the author write this passage?", you are supposed to figure out the best reason the author wrote the passage True. The reason will summarize the entire passage and tell why it was written.
A stong argument or statement may contain statistics or numbers that can be validated (proven correct). True.
A weak argument is made when the writer makes an incorrect assumption (guess) by making a statement that cannot be proven. True.
Almanacs are books of maps that also have information about the geography of the earth. False.
Road atlases are books of maps that also have information about the geography of the earth. False.
Almanacs include calendars , weather forecasts , informatio aout the moon, stars ocean tides and statistics. True. When the answer to a question is a number , you can usually find the number (statistic) in an almanac.
Words that signal differences include "unlike", "on the other hand", "however", "by contrast", and "differently" True. As you plan your answer, check the passage for phrases that signal differences.
Created by: msmarcoccio