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WEST English Language Arts (301): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. When presenting information, one needs to communicate effectively using principles of _____, which explains how pictures communicate visually through aspects such as color, brightness, saturation, contrast, size, shadows, and framing.

Question 2 2. Which of the following literary works is NOT considered an epic poem?

Question 3 3. The _____ of any essay should fulfill three purposes. First, it will answer the central question posed by either the author or the essay's prompt. Second, it will create reader expectations for the essay. Third, it will establish the argument a writer is going to make in order to answer the central question and fulfill reader expectations.

Question 4 4. Before writing an essay, it is recommended that writers _____, which allows a whirlwind of ideas into their mind to sort and evaluate and make decisions about their essay. Examples of this technique involve discussing budding ideas in a group, debating those ideas in a group, making lists of ideas, and allowing your mind to wander into new ideas related to your essay instructions.

Question 5 5. One of the most important communication techniques used to save time, engender a safe environment for everyone to express themselves, avoid and/or release negative energy, cause a person to feel genuinely understood, and build stronger relationships is _____.

Question 6 6. When interacting with others, one of the most important aspects of your communication is _____, through which others receive complimentary overtones or undertones or proper emphasis of your verbal messages by witnessing your facial expressions, body positions, eye contact, and gestures.

Question 7 7. _____ is the study of the origin of words and the changes their meanings have undergone throughout history.

Question 8 8. An essay that tells a story or relays an account is referred to as a _____ essay.

Question 9 9. If a writer offers the words or ideas of another writer as if they are original, or even if he/she includes small phrases or ideas of someone else and never gives credit through a textual citation, we call this _____.

Question 10 10. The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien would be classified as part of the _____ of fantasy fiction?

Question 11 11.

In which point of view is the following sentence written?


You walk into the bar and see a tall, bearded stranger dancing on the nearest table.

Question 12 12. When we want to write or speak about something considered offensive or taboo, we use a _____ to communicate in a more civil and creative way.

Question 13 13. A _____ sentence contains two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.

Question 14 14. When someone tells you that you have a sweet ride, the word ride is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following literary works is NOT considered a part of the canon of world literature?

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