AP English: Beginning the Writing Process Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 2 2. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 4 4. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 5 5.

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.'

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 7 7. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 8 8. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 9 9. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

Question 10 10. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 12 12. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 13 13. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership. Select the most likely product of her completion of the first two steps of brainstorming.

Question 14 14. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

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Question 16 16. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 18 18. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 19 19. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 20 20. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

Question 22 22. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 23 23.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 24 24. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 25 25. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

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Question 26 26. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 28 28.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 29 29.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 30 30. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

AP English: Beginning the Writing Process 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!

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