AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Clarity in Writing Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

Question 2 2. What is a good example of a specific noun?

Question 3 3.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 5 5. What is a simile?

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Question 6 6. What is an example of a good, specific, precise verb?

Question 7 7.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

Question 8 8.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 9 9. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 10 10.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

The inadequate supply of pasta salad was not enough to feed the two dozen people who showed up to the club's inaugural meeting.

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. How do you join two modifiers that modify a noun?

Question 13 13.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 14 14.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

Question 15 15. Why bother to use specific, precise language in writing?

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Clarity in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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