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STAAR English III: Reading Persuasive Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Where is persuasive writing commonly found?

Question 2 2. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is true about persuasive writing?

Question 4 4. What is the main intention of the author when writing a persuasive paper?

Question 5 5. A formal and objective attitude exhibits which of the following?

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Question 6 6. Identify the attitude of the following writing sample: When I walked into the kitchen, I was immediately transported back to my childhood. The gingham curtains, old-fashioned stove, simple table and chairs, and wonderful aromas reminded me strongly of my grandmother's kitchen years and years ago.

Question 7 7. Which of the following do writers use to express their attitudes?

Question 8 8.

In the sentence:

'Tara really wanted to stay, but she knew it would lead to nothing in the end,'

the audience is most likely to be:

Question 9 9. In the sentence--'A fundamental problem in recording continuous and rapidly varying physiological signals is the large volume of data that must be collected'-- the audience would most likely be:

Question 10 10. How does the author share their opinion about an issue through persuasive writing?

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Question 11 11. An informal and subjective attitude often exhibits which of the following?

Question 12 12. Audience in writing is:

Question 13 13.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 14 14.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 15 15. What is author's purpose?

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Question 16 16. What is an author's attitude?

Question 17 17. In writing, the level and type of knowledge your audience already has determines:

Question 18 18.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

Question 19 19. In writing, the audience can be

Question 20 20. Why would the author want to share with the reader both sides to an issue?

STAAR English III: Reading Persuasive Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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