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What is a glossary?
a) a shiny book
b) a type of dictionary near the back of a textbook
c) an outline near the front of a book that summarizes its contents
d) terms and definitions listed in the margins of each page of a textbook

What is a dictionary?
a) an alphabetical reference that provides pronunciations, parts of speech, and definitions of words
b) a book of synonyms and antonyms
c) a book of analogies
d) the story of a person's life, written by someone else

What is a thesaurus?
a) a pronunciation guide for foreign languages
b) a book of maps
c) an alphabetical listing of words and their synonyms
d) a book that lists world records each year

What is an encyclopedia?
a) a resource, often in volumes, that contains information on most any subject
b) a letter to the editor of the local newspaper
c) a circular volume
d) a reference book about modes of transportation

What is an index?
a) near the front of a book, it lists the author, publisher, and copyright date
b) a small file folder for important phone numbers
c) a book that explains how to operate a device
d) an alphabetical list of key terms found near the back of a textbook

What is a biography?
a) the story of a person's life, written by himself or herself
b) the story of a person's life, written by someone else
c) a book devoted to life science
d) a website with detailed maps of all the continents

What is an autobiography?
a) the story of a person's life, written by himself or herself
b) an automobile manual
c) a biography of automobiles
d) the story of a famous person, written by someone else

What is a diary/journal?
a) something you hide from your brother
b) a paper that is usually printed daily or weekly
c) a daily record, especially of one's personal experiences and thoughts
d) writings that explain technical or scientific concepts

What is an essay?
a) directions used to prepare a food dish
b) a small book of facts
c) a multi-volume reference set used in the study of a particular subject
d) a short written work giving a personal opinion on a topic

What is an atlas?
a) a book of synonyms and antonyms
b) something that collects dust on the shelf
c) a book used in the study of a particular subject
d) a book of maps

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