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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Organization of Written Works Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The title Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus exhibits what sort of intertextual relationship?

Question 2 2. In literature, parallelism attempts to do which of the following?

Question 3 3. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

Question 4 4. The concept of intertextuality refers to the idea that authors can use literary relationships as way to…

Question 5 5. The rising action can be best described by which of the following:

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Question 6 6. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

Question 7 7. Proverbs commonly use parallelism, but not every time. Which of the following proverbs uses a parallel structure?

Question 8 8. Which of the following quotes utilizes the literary device 'chiasmus'?

Question 9 9. Which of the following pairs of works demonstrates some form of intertextual relationship?

Question 10 10. Can one informational text, such as a news article, contain more than one type of organizational structure? Explain why or why not.

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Question 11 11. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

Question 12 12. Who was the originator of the theory of intertextuality?

Question 13 13. Which of these is NOT a type of intertextual relationship?

Question 14 14. What is faulty parallelism?

Question 15 15. The resolution is best described by which of the following?

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Question 16 16. The climax can be best described as which of the following?

Question 17 17. The falling action can be described as which of the following?

Question 18 18. Reread the provided excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities'. Looking at the phrase 'we had everything before us, we had nothing before us...', which words make up the antithesis?

Question 19 19. The exposition is best described by which of the following?

Question 20 20. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Organization of Written Works Chapter Exam Instructions

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