1. A _______ can be used for both organizing and revising an essay.
B. topic sentence
C. graphic organizer
D. verbal sketch
2. Which of the following is a compound sentence?
A. Because fraud is so common in some corporations, regulatory agencies are overworked.
B. Butterflies and hummingbirds feed on the nectar of flowering plants.
C. Corporate fraud is becoming more common in the United States, and the civil courts are being stretched to their limits.
D. Because Viceroy butterflies migrate over very great distances, tracking them is a challenge to entomologists.
3. A passive verb is the better choice if you wish to
A. establish a casual tone.
B. emphasize the subject.
C. establish a formal tone.
D. deemphasize the subject.
4. Choosing a good reviewer for your writing means finding someone who
A. concentrates on correcting your spelling and grammar errors.
B. knows everything about writing and will find every mistake.
C. will concentrate on your ideas and how well you support them.
D. is a close friend and will give you a positive review.
5. As you're revising an essay, you write down several sentences to describe your intended readers. Why
should you do this?
A. To see if your essay is directed toward its intended audience
B. To make sure you're writing what you know, not what you believe
C. To ensure that your essay will entertain the audience
D. To ensure that you're instructing your audience adequately
6. A judicial decision handed down in court uses the _______ level of diction.
7. Nathan argues that each paragraph in a narrative should support the author's thesis. Nan says that
paragraphs in a narrative should illuminate some part of the action. Which one is correct?
A. Only Nathan is correct.
B. Both Nathan and Nan are correct.
C. Neither Nathan nor Nan is correct.
D. Only Nan is correct.
8. Which of the following sentences uses concrete language?
A. Jerry saw that the glass was really dirty.
B. When I saw Susan, she was reading a book.
C. Danny's Labrador retriever eagerly chases tennis balls.
D. I met Cathy at a store on a street near the bridge.
9. Which of the following is an evaluation tool using questions and answers that lead to effective strategies?
C. Graphic organizer
10. In which sentence does the italicized word have a negative connotation?
A. Although she had worked hard in high school, Ruth found the college courses challenging.
B. Jack, who is the most outspoken member of the group, led the opposition to the new rule.
C. Matthew was a scrawnykid, but he grew up strong.
D. Jenna's green eyes and dark eyelashes gave her an exotic look.
11. A student who regularly tracks mistakes in spelling, verb forms, and parallelism is probably
A. keeping an error log.
B. focusing on learning style.
C. analyzing the essays' organization.
D. using a flowchart.
12. Which of the following sentences shows correct usage of a comma or commas?
A. Claire's plum pudding was mainly distinctive, for its absence of plums.
B. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the English throne from James II.
C. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral.
D. After a fire at their home, Carlie and her mother rented a house in Glendale, Arizona from November 14, 2007 to January
13. To compose strong, compelling sentences, avoid using
A. forms of the verb to be.
B. short, simple sentences.
C. dependent clauses.
D. clauses as modifiers.
14. Which sentence should be edited to eliminate its cliché?
A. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
B. The texture of the burlap was a cross between woven straw and a three-day beard.
C. The family was immensely relieved when Great-Aunt Martha's condition progressed from "critical" to "it looks like she'll live
another 10 years."
D. Striding toward the barn in her red coverall and bucket hat, Gloria–tall and round–gave the impression of a charging silo.
15. Which of the following sentences is without any surface errors?
A. Mr. Campbell gave copies of his novel to Ruth and me.
B. The town is located near just a few miles from lake Ontario.
C. It's up to Georgia and I who drives the car, whether Celine likes it or not.
D. I reluctantly gave the hamster to my cousin because I was afraid Teddy, my cat, would attack it.
16. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence?
Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and walked toward the frozen
A. Modifier, subject, verb
B. Subject, verb, modifier
C. Subject, modifier, verb
D. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb
17. Which of the following sentences contains a redundancy?
A. Emily's sister gave birth to a pair of twins.
B. At no time did Tony indicate a willingness to admit defeat.
C. Chris had trouble working up even mild enthusiasm for Mike's plan.
D. Steve admired the partially completed stadium.
18. During revision, you should scan your paper for _______ words and replace them with concrete words
19. Which of the following is a simple sentence?
A. I got to the airport late because the traffic was so terrible.
B. When I realized I was too late, I called David's cell phone and made arrangements to meet them in town.
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C. I went to the airport, but I was too late to meet them.
D. Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and took a taxi to their hotel.
20. Which statement about sentence lengths in a written piece is true?
A. In spite of their name, compound-complex sentences are usually shorter than compound or complex sentences.
B. Regardless of the sentence type, the audience tends to read at its own pace.
C. Varying sentence type has no appreciable effect on relative sentence length.
D. Short sentences tend to move ideas quickly.
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