Literal Comprehension for Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test Study Guide
Literal comprehension questions measure your ability to understand the literal content of a passage. You might be asked to identify the main purpose of a passage, locate a fact or detail, describe how the passage is organized, or define how a word is used in a passage. There are four types of literal comprehension questions:
- Main Idea. For this question type, you need to be able to identify the main idea of the passage or a specific paragraph in the passage.
- The passage is primarily concerned with…?
- What is the author's main purpose in this passage?
- Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
- According to the passage, how many people in the United States have Type II diabetes?
- The passage states that a lunar eclipse occurs when…?
- Which of the following is NOT mentioned as one of the reasons for the Cuban Missile Crisis?
- Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage?
- This passage is most likely taken from a…(newspaper column, textbook, etc.)?
- The phrase the contrast in meaning and tone refers to the contrast between…?
- Why is the word indescribably used in sentence 4?
- Which of the following words, if substituted for the word indelible in the passage, would introduce the least change in the meaning of the sentence?
- The word protest in the passage could best be replaced by…?
- Which of the following is the best meaning of the word experience as it is used in the passage?
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