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1 Kayla is writing a narrative essay about her trip to Africa. What best describes the purpose of her narrative? • to persuade readers to consider Africa for their next vacation • to inform... readers about traveling in Africa • to argue that Africa is the best travel destination • to tell a story about her trip to Africa 2 Select the option that correctly punctuates the dialogue. • "I was so surprised" laughed Mom, "when I saw you come in the door." • "I was so surprised," laughed Mom "when I saw you come in the door." • "I was so surprised" laughed Mom "when I saw you come in the door." • "I was so surprised," laughed Mom, "when I saw you come in the door." 3 Matilda thoroughly enjoyed her experience with a new Greek restaurant that had opened in her neighborhood. The service was excellent, the decor was cozy and inviting, and the food was delicious. She decided to post a review of the restaurant on its website. What is the most likely purpose of Matilda's post? • To objectively inform the public about the new restaurant • To convince other diners to try the restaurant • To warn other diners to avoid the restaurant • To prove that she is knowledgeable about Greek food 4 I like to do my work at the coffee shop it is always more quiet there than at my office. Which option does NOT correct this run-on sentence? • I like to do my work at the coffee shop because it is always more quiet there than at my office. • I like to do my work at the coffee shop; it is always more quiet there than at my office. • I like to do my work at the coffee shop. It is always more quiet there than at my office. • I like to do my work at the coffee shop, it is always more quiet there than at my office. 5 Jerome is writing a letter to his grandmother, telling her about his recent vacation trip to China. He wants to explain what he did each day on the trip, so she will understand his itinerary. Which organizational structure would be best for Jerome's letter? • chronological paragraph • emphatic paragraph • spatial paragraph • TEE paragraph CONCEPT Paragraph Organization I need help with this question 6 Choose the false statement about writing an effective personal narrative. • The narrative should include a clear focus and a logical sequence of events. • Use of dialogue should be balanced with context and explanation. • It's important to maintain a neutral, objective point of view. • The conclusion should reveal the significance of the event to the reader. 7 Select the sentence that logically uses a coordinating conjunction to connect the ideas. • She needed to go to the bank, or it would be closed in ten minutes. • Jackson loved school, so he often missed classes on Fridays. • She studied hard for the exam, but she didn't earn a passing grade. • Maggie asked for a doll for her birthday, nor she asked for a puppy. 8 Filled the gutters and overflowed into the flower bed below. Select the revision of this sentence fragment that makes it a complete and correct sentence. • Rained hard, filled the gutters, and overflowed into the flower bed below. • Raining all day, filled the gutters, and overflowed into the flower bed below. • Because heavy rain filled the gutters and overflowed into the flower bed below. • Heavy rain filled the gutters and overflowed into the flower bed below. 9 The hammock swayed gently in the warm breeze, enticing someone to occupy it. Which option correctly identifies the subject and the verb of the sentence? • The subject is "hammock" and the verb is "enticing." • The subject is "someone" and the verb is "occupy." • The subject is "hammock" and the verb is "swayed." • The subject is "someone" and the verb is "breeze." 10 Zach stops at the grocery store before he goes home because he is making dinner for his wife who is working late. Which group of words in this sentence is an independent clause? • before he goes home • who is working late • Zach stops at the grocery store • because he is making dinner for his wife CONCEPT Independent and Dependent Clauses I need help with this question 11 All of the following elements contribute to effective narrative writing, EXCEPT __________. • voice • point-of-view • objectivity • characterization 12 Which of the following statements uses a metaphor? • Mica and Lizzie picked wildflowers and carried them home as a surprise for their mother. • "That chemistry test was a piece of cake," crowed Lionel as he left the classroom. • The plate flew out of Lainey's hands and hit the wall with a satisfying crash. • She could make that man move like he was a knight on a chess board. 13 __________. I often try recipes I've seen on television cooking shows. I prepare them with my own additions and variations. One of my recent favorites is a recipe for poached pears. I used champagne instead of the suggested red wine for poaching, and the results were spectacular. Now I know a delicious way to prepare a sophisticated and elegant dessert. Choose the best topic sentence for the paragraph. • I'm always on the look out for new dessert recipes. • I have loved to bake pies and cakes since I was very young. • I use a cookbook my mother gave me when I got married. • I usually order a cake from a bakery when I need a dessert. 14 In his English class, Phillip receives an assignment to identify the purpose and intended audience for an essay. Phillip can identify the essay's intended audience by assessing both the __________ and the language the writer uses. • context • content • techniques • style RATIONALE The purpose and audience of a written work can be identified by assessing content, mode, and language. The context, style, and techniques used depend on the purpose and audience. 15 According to the instruction, all of the following are goals of an English Composition course EXCEPT__________. • Understanding the connection between reading and writing • Developing critical thinking skills • Learning about the elements of speech-writing • Learning about the stages of the writing process 16 Which sentence does NOT contain a verb tense error? • Betsy needed a haircut, so she makes an appointment at the salon. • The computer lab on campus was full, so I go to the library instead. • I stared out the window nervously as the plane lands at the airport. • Despite the fact that I forgot to stop for gas, I was still able to drive home. 17 Mary jumped when she saw the spider on the wall. The word jumped is used as a(n) __________ in this sentence. • adjective • verb • pronoun • adverb 18 Which of the following is NOT used to establish the tone of a written work? • complexity of sentences • level of formality • mode of writing • word choice 19 All of the following are elements of an effective narrative EXCEPT __________. • an engaging problem or conflict • a clearly developed scene • a formal and objective tone • sensory details and figurative language 20 Read the following passage from Zitkala-Sa's "American Indian Stories." I cried aloud, shaking my head all the while until I felt the cold blades of the scissors against my neck, and heard them gnaw off one of my thick braids. Then I lost my spirit. Since the day I was taken from my mother I had suffered extreme indignities. People had stared at me. I had been tossed about in the air like a wooden puppet. And now my long hair was shingled like a coward's! Choose the word that best describes Zitkala-`a s style of writing. • Objective • Inarticulate • Formal • Conversational 21 Amelia knows that she is a terrible speller so she uses a dictionary to check her paper for spelling errors. Amelia is working in the __________ stage of the writing process. • drafting • editing • proofreading • revising 22 Select the most appropriate transitional word or words to complete the sentence: The dog was wet and muddy, __________ I did not want to pet him. • nevertheless • but • so • however 23 According to an environmental agency, there are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. One is to reduce the amount of meat you consume, or eliminate it from your diet altogether. It is not only easy to stop eating meat; doing so can have a big impact on the environment. If everyone reduced the amount of meat he or she ate, global climate change would slow significantly. Other ways in which you can be more environmentally-friendly include buying locally-grown produce, recycling, composting food waste, and taking public transit or biking rather than driving. Analyze the content of the paragraph and determine its likely audience and purpose. • Audience: Educated readers who are concerned with global climate change Purpose: To describe ways to reduce one's overall carbon footprint • Audience: Educated readers who are concerned with global climate change Purpose: To convince them that farming is destroying the environment • Audience: All farmers who raise livestock Purpose: To argue that global climate change is a major problem • Audience: All farmers who raise livestock Purpose: To inform them that the meat industry plays the largest role in global climate change 24 Which sentence(s) in a paragraph introduce(s) the main idea of the paragraph? • topic sentence • supporting sentence • concluding sentence • analyzing sentence 25 "Superfood" is a buzzword in the food and nutrition world, but what does it mean? Superfoods are foods that contain higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals than other foods, levels that are said to provide extra health benefits and, potentially, to prevent diseases. The list of superfoods is long, but among the common ones are blueberries, spinach, mushrooms, and a variety of nuts and seeds. Further research needs to be done to evaluate the health benefits of these foods and the effects they have on the treatment and prevention of disease. Identify the mode in which the paragraph is written. • Narrative • Argumentative • Descriptive • Informative 26 I'm reading an interesting novel right now. A husband is looking for his wife who has gone missing. He is a suspect in her disappearance, but he doesn't seem to realize that he is. At the same time, his business is going under and he is meeting with some rather shady characters to try to salvage it. As if that isn't enough, the husband's father has dementia and constantly escapes from the facility he lives in. Identify which narrative technique the author of the novel is using to tell the story. • character • multiple plot lines • pacing • point-of-view 27 Select a good supporting sentence for the following topic sentence: As a child, my favorite family tradition was our annual camping trip to the north woods. • We looked forward to hiking, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors together. • One summer, we also took a road trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. • We had another family tradition of making s'mores on Christmas eve. • My mom had never been camping as a kid, but my dad used to camp a lot. [Show More]

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