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Revising & Editing Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Jane is writing an informal essay where she is going to describe her experience as an orphan. Which of the following should she include in her essay?

Question 2 2.

Identify the subject and the verb in the following sentence:

The actors think that their performance in the play was excellent.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an example of an indefinite pronoun?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences reflects the correct use of personal pronouns?

Question 5 5.

In the following sentence, the personal pronoun they refers to _____.

Because Elizabeth and Graham were tired after completing their homework, they decided to skip soccer practice and rest.

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Question 6 6.

Revise the following sentence to make the structure parallel:

Kevin loves playing tennis and to write short stories.

Question 7 7.

Revise the following sentence to make the structure parallel:

Tina likes reading books, as well as to paint complex images.

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences requires revisions because it is only a sentence fragment?

Question 9 9.

Revise the following sentence so it isn't impacted by a dangling modifier:

In order for Alex to get to school, a bus was taken.

Question 10 10. Paul is copyediting an essay and he has found numerous inconsistencies. Which of the following is he allowed to fix himself?

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Question 11 11. Rebecca is reviewing her colleague's research paper, the thesis is low-turnout elections favor the right-winged candidate in European elections. She believes that a lot of the content doesn't address the thesis. What steps should she take?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of the future perfect tense?

Question 13 13.

Revise the following sentence and explain the revision:

Ron is close to completing his homework, he will then check it and will have sent it to his professor.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a trait of an essay with a primary purpose of entertaining?

Question 15 15. Sam is writing a persuasive essay on climate change. He is determined that everyone should stop driving cars to prevent further damage to the environment. Why might his argument NOT convince a lot of people?

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Question 16 16. Ethan is writing an essay for his English 105 exam. He doesn't have access to a computer, but would like to proofread his essay to be sure that he corrected all the minor mistakes he may have overlooked. What would be the BEST strategy for such a case?

Question 17 17. Katherine is currently checking her paper for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as any typos she may have made in her essay. This phase is best described as _____.

Question 18 18.

Complete the following sentence:

James and Kate _____ a long history of good behavior.

Question 19 19.

Which of the following represents the proper use of agreement for the following sentence?

James _____ to _____ grandmother's house every Saturday.

Question 20 20.

Revise the following sentence to make the structure parallel:

James have gone to the school after eating breakfast.

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Question 21 21. What is the impact of changing the sentence The car was driven by Leslie. to Leslie drives a car.?

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences demonstrates the correct use of verb tenses?

Question 23 23. Joshua is writing a short criminalistic story, which needs to be focused on 18th century London. Which of the following is MOST important to the development of his story?

Question 24 24. Proofreading is the _____ step in revising an essay.

Question 25 25.

Revise the following sentence:

Everyone learn that the best way to graduate is to always attend classes.

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Question 26 26.

Revise the following sentence to make it less repetitive:

Tom went to baseball practice on Friday. Tom used Tom's favorite sneakers for the occasion.

Question 27 27.

Revise the following sentence to make the structure parallel:

Heather needs to write her homework, buy some groceries and cleaning the house before the evening.

Question 28 28.

Revise the following sentence and explain why it required revision:

Tim coaches hockey, Sam prefers playing baseball.

Question 29 29.

Complete the following sentence:

She participated in the Boston marathon and then _____ the next day recovering.

Question 30 30. Which of the following BEST reflects the purpose of an informative essay?

Revising & Editing Essays 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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