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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Sentence & Paragraph Types Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A complete sentence must contain ____________.

Question 2 2.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 3 3. Sentence fragments usually are

Question 4 4. Which sentence is an exclamatory one?

Question 5 5. Which is not a strategy for varying sentence length?

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Question 6 6. What is an example of a situation where a sentence fragment might be used?

Question 7 7. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 8 8. What punctuation does an exclamatory sentence end in?

Question 9 9. Which is the best way to make sure your paragraph is effective?

Question 10 10. Which shows the subject coming after the verb?

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Question 11 11. An effective transitional sentence _____.

Question 12 12. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 13 13. A sentence fragment is:

Question 14 14. A complete sentence must have how many parts?

Question 15 15. What is an interrogative sentence?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is true of run-on sentences?

Question 17 17.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 18 18. 'You could let me borrow your phone.' is an example of which type of declarative sentence?

Question 19 19. Which is an example of an imperative sentence?

Question 20 20. A complete sentence is made of two important elements. What are they?

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Question 21 21. An independent clause is:

Question 22 22. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 23 23. Which sentence is an interrogative?

Question 24 24. Which is the full definition of a paragraph?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a declarative sentence in the form of a question?

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Question 26 26. A sentence must have both a _________ and a ____________ in order to be complete.

Question 27 27.

What punctuation should this sentence end with?

I don't want to go to the beach

Question 28 28. Identify the subject in the following sentence: Kurt Vonnegut is a published author.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of a declarative in the form of a request?

Question 30 30. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Sentence & Paragraph Types 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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