Writing & Composition in Spanish Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The following excerpts mean 'My cat is sick. The vomit started last night.' but they are separated with an ellipsis instead of a period. The CORRECT form is:

Question 2 2. You want to write a letter to Paula, your friend from Argentina. You begin with 'Dear Paula, I have a lot to tell you.' You have the Spanish words below but you must pick the CORRECT one:

Question 3 3. Your friend José states his nickname is Pepito. In writing, this looks as follows:

Question 4 4. Select the option that best fills in the blank: No tengo tiempo hoy, _____ si quieres quedamos mañana. ('I don't have time today, _____ if you want we can meet tomorrow'.)

Question 5 5. Which of the following expressions can be used to introduce a summary of your ideas?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an addition connective word?

Question 7 7. In Spanish, what type of punctuation is used to put a pause in a sentence?

Question 8 8. Which of the following CANNOT be used to show a quotation in Spanish?

Question 9 9.

What type of punctuation mark could you use in this sentence?

Mi padre come manzanas _____ y mi madre bebe leche. (My father is eating apples _____ and my mother is drinking milk.)

Question 10 10. The following topic is very specific within a thesis statement:

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Question 11 11. Marc is ready to write his argument in Spanish, which is that motivation in public organizations is key to successful work. The most appropriate words to refer to public employees is:

Question 12 12. Once your thesis statement is ready, you should review it and improve by:

Question 13 13. Martha is having a hard time refining the topic of her essay. Which of the following would you say is an appropriately specific topic?

Question 14 14. To begin the draft of the introduction for your Spanish essay, it is a good idea to do all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 15 15. Regarding essays in Spanish, la introducción, el cuerpo, la conclusión are _____.

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Question 16 16. The following word is not a monosyllable:

Question 17 17. The following acute word needs an accent on its last syllable as per mark rules:

Question 18 18. The following words have the stressed syllable in capital letters. Which one should have an accent on the stressed syllable?

Question 19 19. Which of the following tenses CANNOT be used to tell a future action?

Question 20 20. You want to tell your teacher that you had finished your assignment before the deadline, but that your computer broke. What verb tense do you use to say 'I had finished' in Spanish?

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Question 21 21. You are talking with a friend, and she asks you where your sister is. You want to say that she's probably in the library. What verb tense would you use in Spanish to say this?

Question 22 22. Carlos is writing a paragraph about Mexican food in the US. This following sentence should appear where in the paragraph? La comida mexicana es diferente en los Estados Unidos que en México. (Mexican food is different in the US than in Mexico.)

Question 23 23. The following is an expression to connect one sentence to another.

Question 24 24. The expressions en pocas palabras (en pocas palabras (in short), para resumir (to summarize), por todo esto (because of all this) are used in what part of a paragraph:

Question 25 25. 'What do you prefer? I ask because I need to make plans.' is below in Spanish. What is the CORRECT way to use capitals in this case?

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Question 26 26. Select the option that best fills in the blank: _____ hacía mal tiempo, corrimos el maratón. ('Despite the weather being bad, we ran the marathon'.)

Question 27 27. In Spanish, which of the following symbols needs to be used in a pair to start and end an exclamation?

Question 28 28. Julie is writing her thesis statement in Spanish, which looks at contrasting two policies. This is the best way to express the objective in her thesis statement:

Question 29 29. Grammar and organization in your Spanish essay are part of _____.

Question 30 30. The following grave word needs an accent on its second to last syllable as per mark rules:

Writing & Composition in Spanish Chapter Exam Instructions

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