Basics of Composition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is it called when two ideas have their similarities explained?

Question 2 2. Which word would you use to clarify a position?

Question 3 3. Which word is NOT a conclusion word

Question 4 4. Which of these connective words doesn't connect similar or related ideas?

Question 5 5. Which of these is NOT a sequencing word?

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Question 6 6. An effective transitional sentence _____.

Question 7 7. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 8 8. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

Question 9 9. How does a writer know if the paragraph is well-developed?

Question 10 10. A unified paragraph _____.

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Question 11 11. Which action listed below is NOT a strategy for varying sentence structure?

Question 12 12. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

Question 13 13. What is sentence structure?

Question 14 14. If you decide to vary your sentence structure by using other words to replace nouns, which strategy will you be using?

Question 15 15.

Consider the following passage:

The team from Chicago barely made it into the finals. The top-ranked team was the clear favorite to beat the team from Chicago, but somehow the team from Chicago won.

Which of the following pronouns could you use to replace an instance of 'the team from Chicago,' in the second sentence to minimize repetition?

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Question 16 16. What is the purpose of supporting sentences in a paragraph?

Question 17 17. Which is not a purpose of paragraphs?

Question 18 18. Which is the best way to make sure your paragraph is effective?

Question 19 19. Which is the full definition of a paragraph?

Question 20 20. What is the purpose of closing sentences in paragraphs?

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Question 21 21. What is it called when the first line of a paragraph is moved over further from the margin?

Question 22 22. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 23 23. What transition would you incorporate to indicate to readers they are nearing the end of a written piece?

Question 24 24. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

Question 25 25. Which transition should be used for the following sentence: The man's attire and demeanor seemed intimidating at first. _____, as we began to speak I realized he was actually very kind.

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Question 26 26. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

Basics of Composition Chapter Exam Instructions

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