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Language Characteristics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When should you use a colon?

Question 2 2. When should you use a comma?

Question 3 3. When should you use a semicolon?

Question 4 4. When are apostrophes used?

Question 5 5. Which of the answers is the most complete definition of punctuation?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following types of words are used across all content areas?

Question 7 7. Which of the following words are domain-specific?

Question 8 8. Which of the following types of vocabulary words are specific to a particular hobby?

Question 9 9. Development of which of the following types of vocabulary will yield the best results in school?

Question 10 10. Which of the following describes words that are not usually taught in school, but are necessary for communication?

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Question 11 11. Which sentence has inverted word order?

Question 12 12. Which is not a situation that calls for inverted word order?

Question 13 13. The sentence, 'In the shadows creep scary ghosts,' is an example of what kind of inverted word order situation?

Question 14 14. Which is not an example of inverted word order?

Question 15 15. Which sentence has normal word order?

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Question 16 16. How many tiers are there in the Tiered Vocabulary Instruction model?

Question 17 17. Which tier of the Tiered Vocabulary Instruction model should teachers focus on the least?

Question 18 18. Which tier is compared to a specialist?

Question 19 19. Which tier is compared to a chameleon?

Question 20 20. Which tier of Tiered Vocabulary Instruction model is compared to a foundation?

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Question 21 21. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 23 23. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 24 24. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

Question 25 25. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the best way to combine these two sentences: 'Juan bought a new pair of Nike sneakers at the store today. They are the same kind of shoes LeBron James wears!'

Question 27 27. What should you use to indicate that a phrase in a sentence is largely unimportant, extra information?

Question 28 28.

Consider the following sentence:

After hours of smearing paint on a canvas, Jess finally hung her 'art' on her wall.

Why is the word 'art' in quotes?

Question 29 29. What... um... are these three dots in a row called?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is true about exclamation points?

Language Characteristics Chapter Exam Instructions

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