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1. A _______ is what you would write after you read an essay, analyze it, and write about some aspect of
it.
A. summary response
B. response paper
C. classification essay
D. critical analysis
3. Which type of sentence includes an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses?
A. Complex
B. Appositive
C. Compound
D. Simple
4. Because he's a diligent student who sincerely wants to improve his critical reading skills, Alphonse
records his summaries, responses, and questions about the various materials he's assigned to read in a/an
A. study guide.
B. summary folder.
C. response journal.
D. annotation notebook.
5. Word choices, sentence patterns, and other stylistic elements convey how an author feels about the topic
about which he or she is writing, an element of writing commonly referred to as
A. intention.
B. voice.
C. tone.
D. euphemism.
6. Why do writers often strive to write using more active-voice verbs and fewer passive-voice verbs?
A. The active voice emphasizes the receiver of the action.
B. The passive voice is usually more emphatic.
C. The active voice often puts the actor in a phrase after the verb.
D. The active voice is more emphatic and usually makes it easier for readers to understand who is performing the action of a
sentence.
7. According to Paul's article, "The New Marshmallow Test," what exactly is the marshmallow test?
A. A series of experiment in which young children were presented with a marshmallow and told they could have two
marshmallows if they put off eating one right away
B. A series of memory retention experiments
C. A test of hand/eye coordination
D. An experiment that tests a student’s ability to resist a blinking inbox or buzzing phone
8. Which of the following would typically require annotating?
A. Passages that are easy to understand
B. Passages that have unimportant information
C. The author's name
D. Points that elicit an emotional response
9. Writing a summary of an essay, article, or other assigned reading material is an effective way to
A. record your impressions.
B. offer a critical analysis of the material.
C. determine whether you've understood the material.
D. formally present your own response to the author's ideas.
10. Which of the following is one of the eight standard parts of speech?
A. Subject
B. Article
C. Preposition
D. Modifier
11. Which of the following sentences demonstrates the correct use of subject-verb agreement when an
indefinite pronoun is the subject?
A. Neither of us have checked our voicemail messages.
B. Nobody were listening to the speaker.
C. Each of the boys were looking for the library.
D. Everybody was shouting at the meeting.
12. A claim based on merely one or two specific examples but applied widely as an overall statement about
a situation, topic, group, or even a single individual is commonly referred to as a/an
A. overstatement.
B. generalization.
C. omission.
D. euphemism.
13. Which one of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement?
A. Elena thinks five dollars are a lot of money.
B. Each of his sisters go to a different school.
C. A number of my friends have bought new cars recently.
D. Robert's friend Steve, as well as his wife, are going to the fair.
14. In which of the following sentences is an adverb used correctly?
A. She sang the song beautiful.
B. She is a beautifully singer.
C. She sang a beautiful song.
D. She sang beautifully.
15. How can you tell the difference between a compound sentence and a complex sentence?
A. Clauses in a complex sentence are always independent.
B. A compound sentence isn't made of stand-alone clauses.
C. A compound sentence can be separated into two parts that can each stand alone.
D. Complex sentences contain coordinating conjunctions that separate the clauses.
16. People with a/an _______ learning style are most likely to enjoy exploring a writing topic thoroughly
and completely, without restricting themselves by rules or requirements.
A. emotional
B. creative
C. abstract
D. independent
17. Run-on sentences or comma splices can sometimes be corrected by adding a _______ to make one of
the clauses dependent.
A. coordinating conjunction
B. subordinating conjunction
C. prepositional phrase
D. participial phrase
18. Reading the title, evaluating the author, and determining prior knowledge about the topic are
characteristics of what kind of reading?
A. Active
B. Passive
C. Achievement
D. Highlighted
19. Previewing an essay or an article is a helpful way to
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A. create a mental outline of the content.
B. answer any questions you might have about the material.
C. determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
D. distinguish between facts and misrepresentations.
20. Annotating a text involves
A. distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting statements.
B. jotting down your reactions to the material you're reading.
C. identifying key elements.
D. summarizing what you're reading.
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