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Reading & Writing Informational Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If an author writes on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, this would be an example of which informational text pattern?

Question 2 2. What features might an author use when writing an informational text?

Question 3 3. 'Similar to her first novel, Gillian Flynn continues to rely on an unreliable narrator in her next work.' You would expect to see this sentence in what type of essay pattern?

Question 4 4. In a how-to article of any kind, it is important to write the steps in the process in correct _____ order.

Question 5 5. Some complex how-to instructions, like how to become an actor, can be approached in so many ways that the _____ will have to sort out his or her options before reading.

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Question 6 6. Some processes, like cooking recipes, should provide for _____ in the process to meet the reader's needs.

Question 7 7. This serves to organize ideas before writing:

Question 8 8. This is a visual representation or illustration of your prewriting ideas:

Question 9 9. This is the process of quickly listing as many things that you can think of related to a topic:

Question 10 10. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 12 12. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a periodical that focuses on a specific scholarly discipline?

Question 14 14. Which is not an article in a reference book?

Question 15 15. What makes a speech different from an article?

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Question 16 16. Which term refers to the statement of the author of the writing?

Question 17 17. Which can be written after the basic information of the article is written?

Question 18 18. Which is not a part of the five W's?

Question 19 19. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 20 20. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

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Question 21 21. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT an example of an informational text?

Question 23 23. Why should you preview an informational text before reading?

Question 24 24. Which of the following would you NOT preview before reading an informational text?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements would you expect to see in a problem and solution essay?

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Question 26 26. How-to writing describes a specific _____ so that the reader may do the same task.

Question 27 27. Many people forget to do this before writing and end up with a confusing and poorly organized paper:

Question 28 28. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 29 29. Which is not a type of article?

Question 30 30. Which is the proper order for the steps to writing a newspaper article?

Reading & Writing Informational Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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