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Student ID: 22211066 Exam: 250396RR - Revising and Editing When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam . Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam . If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam . Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer. 1. Which of the following sentences shows correct usage of a comma or commas? A. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the English throne from James II. B. After a fire at their home, Carlie and her mother rented a house in Glendale Arizona from November 14, 2007 to January 28, 2008. C. Claire's plum pudding was mainly distinctive, for its absence of plums. D. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. 2. If one or more paragraphs in an essay lack adequate explanations or supporting details, you can A. revise the topic sentence so that fewer details are needed to support it. B. use a transitional phrase to link it to another paragraph that includes more details. C. delete sentences that don't support the topic sentence. D. use who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to generate the details you need. 3. Which of the following sentences contains a dependent clause? A. Jared eagerly climbed into the boxing ring; he was on his back and out for the count in less than ten seconds. B. Please clear the table and wash the dishes. C. Kicking and leaping, the three deer behaved like rambunctious rabbits. D. The red sports car that was parked under the tree belongs to Alan. 4. In which of the following sentences does the use of prepositional phrases make it harder for readers to find the main point of the sentence? A. Under the circumstances in which the staff found themselves, they decided, in anticipation of layoffs, to go on strike. B. In what way is a political group considered "grassroots" when it's overseen by a pair of wealthy businessmen? C. The committee voted on several of the issues under consideration. D. The senator chose to run on a platform that cut taxes for the wealthy. 5. Which type of learners would benefit by checking whether their thesis and topic sentences are clearly stated when revising their essays? A. Pragmatic B. Verbal C. Abstract D. Concrete
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6. Which of the following statements is true about an independent clause? A. It can't stand alone. B. It can stand alone as a complete sentence. C. It begins with a subordinating conjunction. D. It contains only a verb, not a subject. 7. 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. on B. but C. were D. and 8. A judicial decision handed down in court uses the _______ level of diction. A. colloquial B. popular C. informal D. formal 9. Which of the following is a complex sentence? A. We didn't have enough potatoes for dinner, so we served rice instead. B. Jim tried to watch a video on a device connected to a crowded wireless network; as a result, the video stuttered and froze. C. identity theft is a growing problem, especially among seniors. D. After Henry submitted his essay, he realized that he hadn't proofread the last page. 10. Eliminating unnecessary adverbs such as very , really , or extremely can help make a sentence more A. compound. B. figurative. C. concise. D. simple. 11. A _______ can be used for both organizing and revising an essay. A. flowchart B. verbal sketch C. topic sentence D. graphic organizer 12. In order to demonstrate that one idea is less important than another, which type of sentence will Bernice use? A. Compound-complex B. Simple C. Complex
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