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Ohio Assessments ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. Which action listed below is NOT a strategy for varying sentence structure?

Question 3 3. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Question 4 4.

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?

Question 5 5. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

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Question 6 6. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 7 7. If you decide to vary your sentence structure by using other words to replace nouns, which strategy will you be using?

Question 8 8.

Consider the following passage:

The team from Chicago barely made it into the finals. The top-ranked team was the clear favorite to beat the team from Chicago, but somehow the team from Chicago won.

Which of the following pronouns could you use to replace an instance of 'the team from Chicago,' in the second sentence to minimize repetition?

Question 9 9. What should all the supporting details relate to?

Question 10 10. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

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Question 11 11. You have written an essay in which you claim that 'Southern Georgia was once the home to an underground civilization.' Which of the following provides the BEST evidence in order to convince your reader? Why?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What is sentence structure?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What are supporting details?

Ohio Assessments ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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