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Text Structure Quiz
Direction: read each passage and identify how the information is being organized.
1. Ice-cream is a delicious frozen treat that comes in a many different colors and flavors. Two of my favorite flavors are strawberry and chocolate. Though both of these flavors are delicious, strawberry may contain pieces of fruit while chocolate usually will not. Even though more chocolate ice-cream is sold across the country annually than strawberry, they both taste great with milk.
a. cause and effect b. sequence / process c. chronological

d. spatial / descriptive e. compare and contrast


2. The ice-cream shop around the corner from my house has the best ice-cream in the city. When you first walk inside, there is a long chrome counter with matching stools extending alongside the far wall. Right where the counter stops, the booth seating begins. There are lots of old-timey knickknacks on the walls and chrome napkin holders on all the tables. My favorite part of the shop is behind the counter glass, where they keep all of the ice-cream flavors. A rainbow of delicious sugary flavors is kept cool and delicious behind the case.
a. spatial / descriptive b. compare and contrast c. chronological

d. problem and solution e. sequence / process


3. Freezer burn may have wasted more ice-cream than sidewalks. If you don’t know, freezer burn is when ice crystals form on the surface of ice-cream. These ice crystals can ruin the texture and flavor of the ice cream, but freezer burn is preventable. Since freezer burn is caused when melted ice-cream is refrozen, rather than eating your ice-cream from the container as it melts, scoop your ice-cream into a bowl and put the container back in the fridge immediately. Doing this ought to help you keep freezer burn from ruining your favorite frozen flavors.
a. sequence / process b. compare and contrast c. chronological

d. spatial / descriptive e. problem and solution


4. Making ice-cream is not easy. Cream and sugar have to first be mixed in a frozen container. Ingredients may be added at this point, if desired. The mixture must be stirred and whipped until the cream and sugar mixture is frozen. Depending on the equipment, this may take as long as an hour. After the ice-cream is prepared, it must be kept frozen until it is ready to be enjoyed. Making ice-cream is difficult, but most people would agree that it is worth the trouble.
a. problem and solution b. compare and contrast c. chronological

d. cause and effect e. sequence / process


5. No one knows the true origin of ice-cream, but the first published ice-cream recipe appears in “Mrs. Mary Eales's Receipts,” a cook book that was printed in London in 1718. Sometime around 1832, an African American confectioner named Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes and invented a superior technique to manufacture ice cream. Ice cream soda was invented around 1874, but the real breakthrough may have been at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, when the American ice-cream cone was unveiled!
a. problem and solution b. cause and effect c. chronological

d. spatial / descriptive e. sequence / process


6. One time my mom and I made ice-cream. We added sugar and cream into a big glass bowl. We kept it frozen in the middle of a bigger glass bowl. While it froze, I stirred the mixture with a hand mixer. It was the first time that had I used one and it splattered ice-cream mixture all over the kitchen. The rest of the mixture finally froze, so we ate some ice cream, and then put the remaining portions in the freezer so that it wouldn’t get freezer burned. That was a good day.
a. problem and solution b. compare and contrast c. chronological

d. spatial / descriptive e. cause and effect


7. Have you ever had an ice-cream headache? That’s when a painful sensation resonates in your head after eating something cold (usually ice-cream) on a hot day. This pain is produced by the dilation of a nerve center in the roof of your mouth. The nerve center is overreacting to the cold by trying to heat your brain. Ice-cream headaches have turned many smiles to frowns.
a. cause and effect b. compare and contrast c. chronological

d. spatial / descriptive e. problem and solution


8. When it comes to making ice-cream, you can do it the traditional way, by stirring it in a frozen container, or you can use liquid nitrogen to freeze your mixture. There are some advantages to using liquid nitrogen. Since liquid nitrogen freezes the mixture faster, the crystal grains are smaller, giving the ice-cream a creamier texture. The downside is that ice-crystals grow faster in ice-cream prepared using liquid nitrogen, so it must be stored at much colder temperatures. Both methods produce a distinct texture, and both are delicious.
a. problem and solution b. compare and contrast c. sequence/process

d. spatial / descriptive e. cause and effect


9. It was the most beautiful banana split that I had ever seen. In the middle of the bowl, there were three scoops of ice-cream: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. On top of the ice-cream were a banana and a thick web of chocolate and caramel sauces. A huge puff of whipped cream covered the sauces and a handful of crushed nuts dappled the whipped cream. On top of it all was a cherry, but I’ve never liked the soggy squish of cherries.
a. problem and solution b. compare and contrast c. sequence/process

d. spatial / descriptive e. cause and effect


Matching: match the definition to the term and shade in the appropriate bubble.


10. An action and its results are discussed
11. Information is organized in order of time
12. a difficulty is described and an answer is offered

a. chronological
b. problem and solution
c. sequence / process
d. cause and effect



13. Differences and similarities of two or more things are discussed
14. Explains how something happens or is done, step-by-step
15. Describes how something looks or the arrangement of a space


a. cause and effect
b. spatial / descriptive
c. compare and contrast
d. sequence / process


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