NMTA Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

Question 2 2. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 3 3. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 4 4. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

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Question 6 6. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

Question 7 7. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 8 8. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 10 10. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

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Question 11 11. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 12 12. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. It's important to carefully read and interpret a writing prompt because

Question 14 14. What should you do if you find two sources that don't agree with each other when it comes to definitions or statistics you need for your essay?

Question 15 15.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

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Question 16 16. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 19 19. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 20 20. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

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Question 21 21. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 22 22.

Consider the following paragraph:

I always vote for the National Party candidate in gubernatorial elections. This year, Sally Smith is the National Party candidate for governor, so I will vote for Sally Smith for governor this year.

Which type of reasoning is displayed in this paragraph?

Question 23 23. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 24 24. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 25 25. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

Question 27 27. Jane is writing a standard 5-paragraph-essay that consists of 750 words. She starts off by writing her thesis statement in the introduction, stating that: 'The most dangerous element in modern-day history is discrimination.' She then lists 7-9 main points which strongly show her main opinion. Within those 7-9 points, she displays and refutes the evidence by authors who don't agree with her. Why did Jane receive relatively LOW marks on her essay?

Question 28 28. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 29 29. Organization will be a major consideration when you

Question 30 30. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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