FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 2 2. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 3 3. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 4 4.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 5 5. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

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Question 6 6. A complete sentence is made of two important elements. What are they?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 9 9. Identify which type of sentence the following represents: So much fun.

Question 10 10. A researcher recently completed her study and has written a report. She wants to submit it a journal. What should she do next?

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Question 11 11. Identify the subject in the following sentence: Kurt Vonnegut is a published author.

Question 12 12. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 13 13. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 14 14. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 15 15. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

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Question 16 16.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 17 17.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

Question 18 18. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 19 19. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

Question 20 20. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

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Question 21 21. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 22 22. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

Question 23 23.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 24 24.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

Question 25 25.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

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Question 26 26. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 27 27. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 28 28. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 29 29. If you decide to vary your sentence structure by using other words to replace nouns, which strategy will you be using?

Question 30 30.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively Chapter Exam Instructions

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