Common Core ELA Grade 8 - Writing: Standards Final Exam
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Question 11.What steps should to be taken to ensure information is verifiable?
Question 22.Why bother to use specific, precise language in writing?
Question 33.Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?
Question 44.Which of the following BEST describes an annotated bibliography?
Question 55.What is the correct order to be sure your research paper answers the question?
Question 66.If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.
Question 77.Why might it be a good idea to utilize emotional appeals less frequently than other approaches?
Question 88.When you take the information from a source and put it in your own words, this is known as a...
Question 99.What piece of information can usually be found on the cover of a book that is necessary to know when completing the reference page?
Question 1010.Fundamental essay building blocks include _____
Question 1111.Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.
Question 1212.Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?
Question 1313.Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?
Question 1414.What is a bibliography?
Question 1515.Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?
Question 1616.Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?
Question 1717.Why use a story to start your paper?
Question 1818.There are a variety of reasons why an author may choose to include a bibliography with their work; all of the following are reasons to write a bibliography except
Question 1919.What information should ALWAYS be found in an in-text citation?
The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.
'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)
Why is the quote an effective attention getter?
Question 2121.What does the volume number reference on a magazine?
Question 2222.What is a good example of a specific noun?
Question 2323.Why is visualization important?
Question 2424.Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?
Question 2525.What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?
Question 2626.Which paragraph should be set up like an upright triangle?
Question 2727.Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?
Question 2828.What is a narrative?
Question 2929.The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?
Question 3030.Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?
Question 3131.Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?
Question 3232.Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?
Question 3333.A tool that makes your descriptive essay more interesting by comparing two items using 'like' or 'as' is called:
Question 3434.What is a noun?
Question 3535.Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?
Question 3636.Which of these is NOT slang?
Question 3737.Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?
Question 3838.Which step should come after analyzing the question?
Question 3939.Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?
Question 4040.Which of these three ingredients will provide the MOST likelihood that your persuasive essay will succeed in its purpose?
Question 4141.When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.
Question 4242.Which of the following is the correct way of citing a revised book?
Question 4343.Which is NOT a graphic organizer?
Question 4444.What does Logos mean in Greek?
Question 4545.What are the two most common formats used for citing sources in academic writing?
Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?
'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'
Question 4747.Which of the following is NOT used when referencing an authored book?
Question 4848.Why is use of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) preferred by those who use APA style citations?
Question 4949.If we want news on an event that has happened in the past day, what source(s) are the best for relevant information?
Question 5050.Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?
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