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CLEP College Composition Modular: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

Fromm, Heinrich. Understanding Philosophy. Translated by Shea Summers, Oxford UP, 2015.


In this reference, UP refers to:

Question 2 2.

The following is an excerpt from a paper:


Jones (n.d.) explains, ''Humans use 100% of their brains, just at different times'' (19).


The use of n.d. here indicates that the source:

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 3 3.

In the context of this passage, where should the following sentence be inserted?


Video games also challenge players through puzzles and riddles.

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 4 4. In the context of this passage, which change would be best made to sentence 4?

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 5 5. In the context of the passage, which sentence would be best deleted to maintain the same tone and topic?

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Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 6 6.

In the context of the passage, which is the best revision to sentence 8 (reproduced here) to form a stronger concluding sentence?


As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 7 7. In the context of this passage, which of the following is best added to the beginning of sentence 2?

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 8 8. In the context of this passage, which of the following is best added after sentence 7?

Use this material to answer questions #3 through #9

(1) Video games can be linked to aggression in children. (2) They are good for developing fast reflexes. (3) Solving everyday problems is made easier through children playing video games because they have already experienced fictional problems. (4) Because of the benefits of video games, more educational and entertaining games should be provided to children.

(5) I started playing video games when I was five, and I am not violent towards people. (6) Many people incorrectly link video games and violence, but they can actually help teach young children how to interact with others. (7) Games like Animal Crossing allow children to interact with others where their decisions to be kind or mean have different results. (8) As one can see, video games can actually be beneficial to children's social development.

Question 9 9. In the context of this passage, what would be best added after sentence 3?

Use this material to answer question #10

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is (A) a famous poet. He is, perhaps, (B) most famous for his poem about the American Revolutionary War: (C) Paul Revere's Ride (D). No error (E)

Question 10 10. In the passage, if there is an error, select the letter next to the bold part that should be changed to make the sentence correct. If there is no error, select E for 'no error'.

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Use this material to answer question #11

Christmas and consumerism is (A) directly linked. Advertisements are everywhere, even in daily life. (B) Commercials are on the television; (C) social media suggests advertisements based on people's (D) preferences. No error (E)

Question 11 11. In the passage, if there is an error, select the letter next to the bold part that should be changed to make the sentence correct. If there is no error, select E for 'no error'.

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

(1) Religion is not just something you do in a church, temple, or mosque. (2) People can encounter religion everywhere, even at sporting events. (3) The football field can be considered a sacred space, like a temple, since only certain people can be on it. (4) A baseball field is a sacred space with its movement to bases acting like religious rituals.

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes the purpose of sentence 1?

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

(1) Religion is not just something you do in a church, temple, or mosque. (2) People can encounter religion everywhere, even at sporting events. (3) The football field can be considered a sacred space, like a temple, since only certain people can be on it. (4) A baseball field is a sacred space with its movement to bases acting like religious rituals.

Question 13 13. The primary purpose of the author in writing this passage is:

Use this material to answer questions #12 through #14

(1) Religion is not just something you do in a church, temple, or mosque. (2) People can encounter religion everywhere, even at sporting events. (3) The football field can be considered a sacred space, like a temple, since only certain people can be on it. (4) A baseball field is a sacred space with its movement to bases acting like religious rituals.

Question 14 14. In this passage, which of the following transition words or phrases would fit best before sentence 3?

Use this material to answer question #15

The Renaissance was an important time period for painting that saw the rebirth of the classics through artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

Question 15 15.

Which of the following statements is supported by this passage?


The Renaissance was an important time period for painting that saw the rebirth of the classics through artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

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Question 16 16. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 17 17. A unified paragraph _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 19 19. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 20 20. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, while Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 22 22. What is your best clue to the intended audience in an essay?

Question 23 23.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 24 24. Which of these statements about the audience is true?

Question 25 25. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

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Question 26 26. How many paragraphs would you expect to see in a standard argumentative essay?

Question 27 27. How should you choose which examples to include in your essay?

Question 28 28. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Question 29 29. How should a writer begin an exemplification essay?

Question 30 30. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

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Question 31 31. Your Works Cited page should _____.

Question 32 32. Identify the page numbers used in the following source: Wolfram, B.''A Review of Relevant International Legal Cases in 2013.'' International Relations Review, 207.11 (2014): 13-25.

Question 33 33. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 34 34. Providing statistics about the costs of global warming and the long-term danger to coastal cities and arguing why global warming is dangerous is a good example of using _____ for your argument about the danger of global warming.

Question 35 35. There are two steps to properly citing your sources. The first is the _____, which gives the reader brief information about where the information came from. The reader can then use the _____ to find more detailed information on that source.

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Question 36 36.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 37 37. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

Question 38 38. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 39 39.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 40 40.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

'The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.'

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Question 41 41.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

Question 42 42. You have been given an assignment to write a paper about the causes and effects of global warming. You need to develop an outline that will assist you in drafting a comprehensive analysis of the topic. So far, you have collected research on a general definition of global warming, loss of woodlands, industrial emission and personal energy consumption. You have already written a title and a thesis statement. Based on your topic, which of the following would be the most appropriate choice for your first topic sentence or roman numeral #1?

Question 43 43. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 44 44. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 45 45. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

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Question 46 46. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 47 47.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

Question 48 48. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 49 49. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 50 50.

Which pronouns are present in the following sentence?

She said, 'Gosh, Darren, it is almost like you don't know the first thing about human sacrifice!'

CLEP College Composition Modular: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

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