1. Paragraphs that use _______ diction tend to use first and second...

1. Paragraphs that use _______ diction tend to use first and second person pronouns and shorter, less

varied sentences.

A. popular

B. informal

C. compound

D. colloquial

2. In a _______ sentence, you can expect to find two or more independent clauses and one or more

dependent clauses.

A. compound-complex

B. complex

C. compound

D. double compound

3. Which punctuation mark should you use in a compound sentence that includes a conjunction?

A. Comma

B. Semicolon

C. Period

D. Colon

4. Which of the following is an evaluation tool using questions and answers that lead to effective essay

revision strategies?

A. Thesis

B. Flowchart

C. Graphic organizer

D. Outline

5. Which of the following techniques would be best used to present constructive feedback on a draft of an

essay to a peer?

A. Point out the negative aspects so your peer can improve

B. Only write notes on the things you like about it

C. Rewrite sections for your peer

D. Concentrate on content and the message of the paper

6. Choose the sentence that correctly uses parallelism.

A. In her English Composition class, Emma learned to read essays critically and she appreciated academic writing.

B. Phillip and his friends found the concert offensive, and they also thought it was embarrassing.

C. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

D. It was both a very long lecture and very boring.

7. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence?

A. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma's rings; we later regretted it.

B. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking—no, begging—for help.

C. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.

D. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating oil has skyrocketed this year.

8. Which of the following sentences uses concrete language?

A. Danny's Labrador Retriever eagerly chases tennis balls.

B. When I saw Susan, she was reading a book.

C. I met Cathy at a store on a street near the bridge.

D. Jerry saw that the glass was really dirty.

9. In the following sentence, which word is used as a coordinating conjunction?

Lisa and Mary were home on time, but Kim, Francine, and Penny weren't going to make it.

A. and

B. but

C. on

D. were

10. In revising his essay, Silvio realizes that there are some paragraphs in which the topic sentence doesn't

support the thesis. What can he do to correct this?

A. Write a new sentence that supports the thesis and states the main point of the paragraph

B. Revise supporting sentences to ensure that the connection to the topic sentence is clear

C. Revise his thesis to include all the points made by the different topic sentences

D. Add transitions where needed

11. Which of the following sentences contains a correlative conjunction?

A. Either Maria will pick up the birthday cake, or her brother Shawn will stop by the bakery.

B. Neither of us wanted to tell our mother about the cost of a computer upgrade.

C. Scotland may vote to break away from the United Kingdom, or it will remain within the union.

D. You don't need to buy a new cell phone, nor should you.

12. Which sentence should be edited to eliminate its cliché?

A. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

B. The texture of the burlap was a cross between woven straw and a three-day beard.

C. The family was immensely relieved when Great-Aunt Martha's condition progressed from "critical" to "it looks like she'll live

another 10 years."

D. Striding toward the barn in her red coverall and bucket hat, Gloria—tall and round—gave the impression of a charging silo.

13. Compound-complex sentences are typically used to express

A. complicated relationships.

B. emphasis and clarity.

C. the relationship between the importance between ideas.

D. academic integrity.

14. Pablo insists that a conclusion should reinforce the thesis statement. Patrice says that the conclusion

should follow logically from the introduction. Who is correct?

A. Only Pablo is correct.

B. Both Pablo and Patrice are correct.

C. Only Pam is correct.

D. Neither Pablo nor Pam is correct.

15. Which of the following figures of speech uses words such as like or as to make a direct comparison

between to dissimilar things?

A. Simile

B. Cliché

C. Personification

D. Metaphor

16. The feelings and attitudes evoked by a word are referred to as its

A. denotation.

B. connotation.

C. evocation.

D. figuration.

17. Which of the following is a simple sentence?

A. I got to the airport late because the traffic was so terrible.

B. Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and took a taxi to their hotel.

C. When I realized I was too late, I called David's cell phone and made arrangements to meet them in town.

D. I went to the airport, but I was too late to meet them.

18. Which of the following terms expresses a negative connotation of the word assert?

A. Affirm

B. Say

C. Protest

D. Proclaim

19. As you're revising an essay, you write down several sentences to describe your intended readers. Why

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should you do this?

A. To ensure that you're instructing your audience adequately

B. To ensure that your essay will entertain the audience

C. To see if your essay is directed toward its intended audience

D. To make sure you're writing what you know, not what you believe

20. One way to ensure that your title accurately reflects the content of your essay is to

A. mine your thesis for key words.

B. use a transitional word or phrase.

C. rephrase your conclusion.

D. restate the title in the introduction.

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