HiSET: Writing Mechanics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 3 3. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 4 4. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

Question 5 5. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

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Question 6 6. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

Question 7 7.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Question 10 10.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 12 12.

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

Question 14 14. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 15 15.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

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Question 16 16. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 17 17. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 18 18. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 20 20.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 25 25. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

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Question 26 26.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 27 27. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

Question 28 28.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 29 29. Why is capitalization important?

Question 30 30. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

HiSET: Writing Mechanics 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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