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Writing Informative Texts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the significance of using emotion in the conclusion?

Question 2 2. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 3 3. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

Question 4 4. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 5 5. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

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Question 6 6. In a piece of writing, where are topic sentences generally found and why?

Question 7 7. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 8 8. Three ways to organize a descriptive essay include:

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

Question 10 10. _____ are important to provide your reader with concrete descriptive terms.

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Question 11 11. What is a simile?

Question 12 12. What is one major mistake we might make when choosing a topic?

Question 13 13. The main goal of a descriptive essay is to:

Question 14 14. What is a narrative?

Question 15 15. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

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Question 16 16. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 17 17. How do you join two modifiers that modify a noun?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements would be an example of a thesis statement?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 23 23. An informative essay does NOT do which of the following:

Question 24 24. Why bother to use specific, precise language in writing?

Question 25 25. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

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Question 26 26. A tool that makes your descriptive essay more interesting by comparing two items using 'like' or 'as' is called:

Question 27 27. What is an example of a good, specific, precise verb?

Question 28 28. When organizing ideas by importance, which should come first, the most important or the least important?

Question 29 29. What is the most basic type of informative essay?

Question 30 30. How can the use of a quotation in the conclusion be helpful?

Writing Informative Texts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2 Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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