Developing and Writing Your AP World History Exam Essay Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 3 3. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 4 4. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

Question 5 5. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 6 6. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 7 7. What transition would you incorporate to indicate to readers they are nearing the end of a written piece?

Question 8 8. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

Question 9 9. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 10 10. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

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Question 11 11. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 12 12. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 13 13. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 15 15. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

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Question 16 16. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 17 17.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

Question 18 18. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 19 19. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 20 20. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 21 21. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

Question 22 22. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 23 23.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 24 24. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Question 25 25. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 27 27. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

Question 28 28. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Developing and Writing Your AP World History Exam Essay 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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