MTEL Adult Basic Education: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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!

Page 1

Question 1 1. Which of the following occurs when a writer splits his or her sentence into two parts and the second part provides a mirror image of the first part?

Question 2 2. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

Question 3 3. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 4 4.

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.

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Page 2

Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 7 7. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 8 8.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 10 10. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

Page 3

Question 11 11.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 12 12. Imagine you're writing an essay about a character in a book. The character's name is Bob. You're arguing that Bob is angry at his friend, Joe. Which of the following quotations from the book could you bring up as evidence?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a deliberate overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 14 14. What is author's purpose?

Question 15 15. It's important to carefully read and interpret a writing prompt because

Page 4

Question 16 16. Organization will be a major consideration when you

Question 17 17. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 18 18. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 19 19. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 20 20. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

Page 5

Question 21 21. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 22 22. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 23 23.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 24 24. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 25 25.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Page 6

Question 26 26. What is a technique for developing a voice as a writer?

Question 27 27. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 28 28. In order to make your writing reflect your individual personality you must:

Question 29 29. Two of the ways that voice in writing can be conveyed are

Question 30 30.

Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.


In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

MTEL Adult Basic Education: The Writing Process 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!

MTEL Adult Basic Education (55): Practice & Study Guide  /  English Courses
Support