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1. The “rhetorical context” of an essay is:
A. the language of the essay.
B. the topic of the essay.
C. the organizational method of the essay.
D. the reason the essay exists.
2. A group of sentences that states the controlling idea of an essay is called the:
A. subject of the composition.
B. thesis of the essay.
C. topic sentence of the essay.
D. outline of the essay.
3. Two purposes of the __________ essay are to explain to the reader how to do something and to explain how an activity happened in the past or happens routinely.
A. narration
B. exemplification
C. process analysis
D. definition
4. __________ avoids the casual tone and slang of informal English; it also avoids the complex vocabulary and syntax of formal English.
A. Standard English
B. Jargon
C. Specialized vocabulary
D. Scholarly English
5. The use of two or more words together that mean the same thing, such as “retreat backward” is:
A. figurative language.
B. faulty comparison.
C. redundancy.
D. awkward parallelism.
6. An essay that answers the question “What is the current situation on campus after the recent tornadoes?” is a(n) __________ essay.
A. causal analysis
B. process analysis
C. exemplification
D. comparison/contrast
7. An essay which is informative and tells how something happened is a(n) __________ essay.
A. causal analysis
B. process analysis
C. exemplification
D. comparison/contrast
8. A causal analysis essay discusses:
A. predictions of the future based on current circumstances and past behavior.
B. the effects of a past event.
C. why events happened.
D. All of the above
9. In persuasive argumentation essays, a writer should be cautious of over-using appeals to the reader’s:
A. emotions.
B. logical reasoning.
C. sense of fairness.
D. values.
10. According to APA guidelines, any passage that is __________ must be set off as a block quotation.
A. more than three lines long or has more than 25 words
B. more than one paragraph or has more than 40 words
C. more than one paragraph or has more than 50 words
D. more than four lines or has more than 30 words