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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Expository text is

Question 2 2. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What should all the supporting details relate to?

Question 5 5. The following statement is the best example of exposition

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. What are supporting details?

Question 8 8. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is untrue of expository essays?

Question 10 10. An essay that goes into great detail about your summer vacation in Maine would be an example of what type of expository essay?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?

Question 12 12. What is the main objective of an expository essay?

Question 13 13. Which of the following would be an example of process writing?

Question 14 14. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not an example of an expository essay?

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Question 16 16. Expository text could best be compared to

Question 17 17. The following are examples of expository text:

Question 18 18. One way to differentiate between expository text and narrative text is

Question 19 19. What form of expository writing uses sensory details to expose the reader to new information?

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. When using expository writing, it is important to assume that your audience has:

Question 22 22. Which expository essay allows for the most creativity?

Question 23 23.

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 24 24. 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 25 25. If you are exposing your audience to similarities and differences about something, you are using what type of expository writing technique?

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Expository Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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