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Structuring Informational & Explanatory Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

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

Question 3 3. Where would you TYPICALLY expect to find an essay's thesis statement?

Question 4 4. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

Question 5 5. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

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Question 6 6. Which of these three ingredients will provide the MOST likelihood that your persuasive essay will succeed in its purpose?

Question 7 7. What is the structure of a story?

Question 8 8. What is a simile?

Question 9 9. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 10 10. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

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Question 11 11. The conclusion sentence must transition to the next body paragraph.

Question 12 12. A conclusion sentence is a good place to introduce new information.

Question 13 13. What is the difference between a weak thesis and a strong one?

Question 14 14. Which of the following are rhetorical modes:

Question 15 15.

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?

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Question 16 16. What is a good example of a specific noun?

Question 17 17. What is sentence structure?

Question 18 18. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 19 19. Thomas is thinking about including a funny anecdote in his introductory paragraph. Which of the following provides the BEST reason for doing this?

Question 20 20. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

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Question 21 21. A writer would MOST LIKELY use a call to action in the _____ of their essay in order to _____.

Question 22 22. When you have generated ideas and details for your paper, you must organize them so that you know which order you will write about them in your paper. What is this process known as?

Question 23 23. Which of the following must a conclusion sentence accomplish?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a story element?

Question 25 25. What is the first thing you must do to choose a well-developed topic for an essay?

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Question 26 26. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 27 27. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 29 29. Senator Billings writes an essay to let his constituents know how he feels about a major issue facing the country. This type of writing, which must include author opinion, has the purpose of _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Structuring Informational & Explanatory Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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