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Craft & Structure of a Passage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What kind of tone would you expect in an academic essay on the history of cancer research?

Question 2 2. When looking at what the author omits or fails to mention, what are we looking to uncover?

Question 3 3. A metaphor would be an example of what?

Question 4 4. The tone of a written piece may best be described as what?

Question 5 5. In analyzing the point of view of an author within a passage, what question are we basically trying to answer?

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Question 6 6. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

Question 7 7. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

Question 8 8. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

Question 9 9. Can one informational text, such as a news article, contain more than one type of organizational structure? Explain why or why not.

Question 10 10. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

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Question 11 11.

Take a look at the following sentence:


Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is a masterpiece of musical genius, but the 9th is truly his finest work.


Which of the following is the transition word that signals the contrast between the 3rd and the 9th Symphonies?

Question 12 12. Daryl begins one of the sentences in his essay with the word 'However.' Beginning a sentence this way serves to signal _____ to something that came before.

Question 13 13. You are writing an essay and need to begin a sentence that continues along the same line of thought as the previous sentence. Which of the following first words for your sentence should you choose in order to BEST signal this continuity?

Question 14 14.

Read through these sentences again.


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Does the author of this passage agree that 'fat reduction at all costs' is justified?

Question 15 15.

Take a look at the following sentences:


Low-fat diets are not any more effective for weight loss than any other kind of diet. Recent research has also found them ineffective for diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic condition. Despite these new findings, the public-health message has continued to uphold fat reduction at all costs - even if it means more added sugar.


Which of the answer choices identifies a transition in the passage that signals contrast?

Craft & Structure of a Passage Chapter Exam Instructions

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