NYSTCE English Language Arts: Narrative & Descriptive Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A simile is:

Question 2 2. What is a narrative?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What might be a good transition word when writing comparison/contrast?

Question 5 5. What is a simile?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is not one of the five senses?

Question 7 7. Why bother to use specific, precise language in writing?

Question 8 8. What might be a good transition word for a cause/effect essay?

Question 9 9. What is a turning point in a story?

Question 10 10. What is NOT a good reason to conclude with personal reflection?

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Question 11 11. What is a noun?

Question 12 12. What type of change does this transition show? 'After Susan's mother dropped her off at school, she drove home.'

Question 13 13. A metaphor is:

Question 14 14. In writing description, what does concrete mean?

Question 15 15. What is NOT true about transitions?

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Question 16 16. Where should you usually place punctuation with quotation marks?

Question 17 17. What is a narrative?

Question 18 18. Most simply put, a narrative essay functions to _____.

Question 19 19. What is a good example of a specific noun?

Question 20 20. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

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Question 21 21. What is personal reflection in a narrative essay?

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

Question 23 23. What is NOT an element in writing stories?

Question 24 24. In Jim's narrative essay about his family, certain parts are written in extreme detail, while others are written in more general terms. These differences illustrate the concept of _____ in a narrative.

Question 25 25. Why would it be correct to assert that narrative essays can be thought of as slightly persuasive?

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Question 26 26. 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.'

Question 27 27. Why choose specific verbs?

Question 28 28. In writing descriptive details, what does specific mean?

Question 29 29. Why do we use transitions in writing?

Question 30 30. What is an example of a good, specific, precise verb?

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Narrative & Descriptive Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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