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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
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11: Inference
  V: Tips
  VI: Sample Questions
   
Section 4: Question Types  
 

SPECIFIC QUESTION TYPES

Nearly all questions fall into 11 distinct types:

Macro Questions - cover general issues (macro is Greek for large or "big picture")
1. Main idea
2. Purpose of the passage
3. Tone
4. Organization of the passage
5. Category of Writing (Advanced)
6. Identity of the author (Advanced)

Micro Questions - refer to specific elements of the essay
7. Detail of the passage
8. Definition of a term or phrase
9. Support for a premise – Where’s the proof?
10. Function of part of the passage (Advanced)

Macro/Micro
11. Inference
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 Macro Questions