NYSTCE English Language Arts: Revising & Editing Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Question 2 2.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 3 3.

Does the following sentence contain the correct verb?

The reason for my decisions is complicated.

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. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

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Question 6 6.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

There _____ a few problems with the new computer system.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 9 9.

In the following sentence, how would you determine whether to use a singular or plural verb to complete the sentence?

Either my mother or my sisters _____ at the mall.

Question 10 10.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

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Question 11 11.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Either my sister or my brother _____ my math textbook.

Question 12 12.

Which choice contains the correct pronoun or pronouns to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Each pilot checked to be sure that _____ had all of the necessary equipment prior to takeoff.

Question 13 13.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

Question 14 14.

The following are the last 3 statements of the introduction to an English 101 literary essay. Why should they be reorganized?

The main thesis of this paper concerns the play Romeo and Juliette and will be explained in the following thesis. This will best be explained by the many symbols that are used throughout Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare's works remain significant to this day and age.

Question 15 15.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

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Question 16 16. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

Question 17 17. In what step of the writing process do you verify that you are addressing the correct question?

Question 18 18. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 20 20.

Which choice contains a pronoun that could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The caller said that _____ had the wrong number.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 22 22. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a singular indefinite pronoun?

Question 24 24.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 25 25. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

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Question 26 26. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 27 27. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 28 28.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 29 29. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 30 30. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Revising & Editing Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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