Copyright
AP English Language: Help and Review  /  English Courses

Test Prep Plan - Take a practice test

Take this practice test to check your existing knowledge of the course material. We'll review your answers and create a Test Prep Plan for you based on your results.
How Test Prep Plans work
1
Answer 50 questions
Test your existing knowledge.
2
View your test results
Based on your results, we'll create a customized Test Prep Plan just for you!
3
Study smarter
Study more effectively: skip concepts you already know and focus on what you still need to learn.

AP English - Essay Basics - Conventions in Essay Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 3 3.

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

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

Question 4 4.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 5 5. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Page 2

Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 7 7. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Question 8 8.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 9 9.

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

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 10 10. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

Page 3

Question 11 11.

What is the BEST explanation of what makes this sentence unclear?

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

Question 12 12. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 13 13. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 14 14. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

Question 15 15.

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.

Page 4

Question 16 16.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 17 17. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 18 18. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 19 19.

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

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 20 20. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Page 5

Question 21 21.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 22 22. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 23 23. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 24 24. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 25 25. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Page 6

Question 26 26. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 27 27. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

Question 28 28. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 29 29.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

Question 30 30. Unity of content and form means _____

AP English - Essay Basics - Conventions in Essay Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Support