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Types of Writing & Speeches Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 2 2. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 3 3. Informational writing does NOT involve the following:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is often mistakenly thought of as informational writing?

Question 5 5. A speech about the discovery of a new planet is a(n):

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Question 6 6. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 7 7. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

Question 8 8. How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idylls of the King, different from previous idylls?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of nonfiction as narrative writing?

Question 10 10. Why is conflict so important to a story?

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Question 11 11. What is the importance of re-reading and re-writing in relation to descriptive writing?

Question 12 12. In which situation would descriptive writing be ideal?

Question 13 13. Why would the author want to share with the reader both sides to an issue?

Question 14 14. What is the main intention of the author when writing a persuasive paper?

Question 15 15. What form of expository writing uses sensory details to expose the reader to new information?

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Question 16 16. When using expository writing, it is important to assume that your audience has:

Question 17 17. Complete the sentence: In advertising, _____ can be seen as an attempt to influence someone into buying something by convincing them that they need or want it.

Question 18 18. Complete the sentence: When a celebrity's name is tied to a specific product, this is called a(n) _____.

Question 19 19. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 20 20. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

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Question 21 21. What are the two main factors that play a role in determining writing style?

Question 22 22.

Identify the following writing style used in this poem by Emily Dickinson titled 'Summer Shower'':

'A drop fell on the apple tree,

Another on the roof,

And made the gables laugh,

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

And signed the fete away.'

Question 23 23. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a type of text structure used in informational writing?

Question 25 25. A company called Shockingly Young Skin Cream held a seminar for women wanting to look 20 years younger. They hired a speaker and showed several photos of women before using the magical cream and after using it. The difference was dramatic, to say the least. When a speaker is attempting to have his audience rely on their own reasoning, he is looking for what type of response?

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Question 26 26. How are ballads different from other narrative poems?

Question 27 27. If you read a story where the characters sat around and did nothing, what component of narrative writing are you missing?

Question 28 28. Which is the best answer?

Question 29 29. How does the author share their opinion about an issue through persuasive writing?

Question 30 30. Which of the following would be an example of process writing?

Types of Writing & Speeches Chapter Exam Instructions

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