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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In some cases the author will add what to make information easier to find?

Question 2 2. Which is a characteristic of all nonfiction?

Question 3 3. How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

Question 4 4. What are the two types of nonfiction?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is true about informational text?

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Question 6 6. A company called Shockingly Young Skin Cream held a seminar for women wanting to look 20 years younger. They hired a speaker and showed several photos of women before using the magical cream and after using it. The difference was dramatic, to say the least. When a speaker is attempting to have his audience rely on their own reasoning, he is looking for what type of response?

Question 7 7. How is literary nonfiction different from fiction?

Question 8 8. How are novellas different from novels?

Question 9 9. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 10 10. Which are types of informative nonfiction?

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Question 11 11. A speech about the discovery of a new planet is a(n):

Question 12 12. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 13 13. Some characteristics of informational text include?

Question 14 14. After arriving to your cruise ship, you noticed that the cruise director will be giving a speech on the destination ports you will be visiting. The speech will include the islands and things to do when you arrive. How is this speech organized?

Question 15 15. Melissa and Wyatt are getting married next week. You have to write and deliver the ceremonial speech at the reception. What is the main rule about this speech?

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Question 16 16. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 17 17. Informational text is usually found in?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 19 19. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 20 20. An article you read in a magazine where a celebrity answers questions is an example of what type of nonfiction?

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Question 21 21. A piece of fiction published in a magazine is most likely what type of fiction?

Question 22 22. What can be assumed about the difference between A Tale of Two Cities and The Tell-Tale Heart?

Question 23 23. Informational text is written in a way that

Question 24 24. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 25 25. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Literature 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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