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    Reading Comprehension
  I: Introduction
  II: The Challenge
III: The Five Steps  
  IV. 11 Question Types
Macro Questions
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Micro Questions
spacer7: Detail of the Passage
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11: Inference
  V: Tips
  VI: Sample Questions
   

Section 4: Type 10 - Function of Passage Part
 
 

Just why does the author say the things he or she does? Every part of the passage has a purpose, which is typically connected to the main idea.

How to identify it:
The question will ask why the author says something.

For what reason does the author mention the slave rebellion


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 Inference Questions