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Name ______________________             Author's Purpose Practice

Print the post test.  Circle the letter of the correct choice.  Turn in for credit. 

1. All of the following are three main reasons why an author writes a story, EXCEPT to
a. inform.                                                          c. entertain.
b. persuade.                                                     d. make sure readers enjoy the reading.

2. Lisa always looked forward to the fall because of the Harvest Festival. Of course, she loved the rides, but she really enjoyed the shows. This year would be the best. Lisa had a special opportunity to perform in the talent show.

The author's purpose is to
a. entertain                                                        c. inform
b. persuade                                                      d. create a mysterious mood

3. What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community.

The author's purpose is to
a. entertain                                                        c. inform
b. persuade                                                      d. create a mysterious mood


4. Tomatoes were once considered poisonous. Some brave people finally took a bite of a tomato, and they survived. Now, we use tomatoes in our salads and sandwiches. Do you ever use tomato sauce or ketchup? These products are made of tomatoes. If it weren't for these brave individuals, you might not be able to enjoy ketchup with your French fries.

The author's purpose is to
a. entertain                                                        c. inform
b. persuade                                                      d. create a mysterious mood

5. The impressive eagle is a national symbol in the United States for patriotism and freedom. Because the bald eagle was once hunted for sport, it is on the verge of extinction. If you kill a bald eagle, you can go to jail.

The author's purpose is to
a. entertain                                                        c. inform
b. persuade                                                      d. create a mysterious mood


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