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NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In writing descriptive details, what does specific mean?

Question 2 2. First-person narration:

Question 3 3. There are several ways to write narrative hooks. One of the best ways is by keeping your reader curious. To achieve this the author must do what?

Question 4 4. Why do we use transitions in writing?

Question 5 5. Which of these is not one of the five senses?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 7 7. Why would it be correct to assert that narrative essays can be thought of as slightly persuasive?

Question 8 8. Janet's narrative leads up to the most important moment of her story, when she first saw the face of her newborn child. This type of moment in a narrative is known as the _____.

Question 9 9. Flashback can be described as follows:

Question 10 10. What is personal reflection in a narrative essay?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a type of narrative writing?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of nonfiction as narrative writing?

Question 13 13. Most simply put, a narrative essay functions to _____.

Question 14 14. What is NOT true about transitions?

Question 15 15. What might be a good transition word for a cause/effect essay?

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Question 16 16. What type of change does this transition show? 'After Susan's mother dropped her off at school, she drove home.'

Question 17 17. What does pacing mean?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a requirement for narrative writing?

Question 19 19. What is an image in writing?

Question 20 20. What type of shift does this transition show? 'Barry thought the fistfight was breaking the rules, while from Shane's point of view, that same fight might be a last desperate move for survival.'

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Question 21 21. What might be a good transition word when writing comparison/contrast?

Question 22 22. What does it mean to draw conclusions about your story?

Question 23 23. What is a narrative?

Question 24 24. Within a frame narrative, the secondary story or stories will often be _____ important than the main story, or frame.

Question 25 25. Why choose specific verbs?

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Question 26 26. What is a noun?

Question 27 27. Where should you usually place punctuation with quotation marks?

Question 28 28. In relation to narrative hook techniques, when authors introduce a character, what do they do?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 30 30. A simile is:

NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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