MAIN IDEA or AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
look for the general, vague, or broad answer
don't look back! you don't need to.
make an assumption based on what you read
usually has a positive answer
when this question says "the passage states" or "indicates" the EXACT answer is in the passge.
if the question refers to a line number, read the lines before and after
must look back for context
read the lines before and after
re-read sentence with the choices in the question
EXCEPT or NOT
answer this as a true or false question