Homework English

1.   Reading the title, evaluating the author, and determining prior knowledge about the topic are characteristics of what kind of reading?

  A. Active
  B. Achievement
  C. Passive
  D. Highlighted
2.   According to Annie Murphy Paul’s article “The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking,” how many minutes did students focus on homework before their attention began to drift?

  A. 15
  B. 65
  C. 2
  D. 5
3.   Of the following, which correctly describes the complete predicate of a sentence?

  A. All of the sentence except the complete subject
  B. The verb
  C. The prepositional phrase
  D. All of the sentence except the simple subject
4.   In the sentence, “Our new assistant is very efficient; however, she is often late getting to the office,” the word however is a/an

  A. adjective.
  B. preposition.
  C. conjunctive adverb.
  D. indirect object.
5.   In college-level, academic writing, you can expect to

  A. write in different forms or genres.
  B. always write in the first person.
  C. use slang and idioms in all of your writing.
  D. have all your writing published
6.   Writing a summary of an essay, article, or other assigned reading material is an effective way to

  A. determine whether you’ve understood the material.
  B. record your impressions.
  C. offer a critical analysis of the material.
  D. formally present your own response to the author’s ideas
7.   The term _______ refers to a construction in which two or more independent causes are joined by a comma but lack a coordinating conjunction.

  A. complementary sentence
  B. comma splice
  C. sentence fragment
  D. prepositional clause
8.   Which of the following would be considered a key element of an article or essay?

  A. The title and subtitle
  B. Complex metaphors
  C. Source citations
  D. Historical context
9.   Which of the following would typically require annotating?

  A. Passages that are easy to understand
  B. Points that elicit an emotional response
  C. Passages that have unimportant information
  D. The author’s name
10.   Which of the following is an example of an infinitive phrase?

  A. running
  B. which had been running
  C. having been running
  D. to run
11.   Choose the sentence in which all pronouns are used correctly.

  A. Just between you and I, I am not impressed by our new manager.
  B. I hope she will keep this between she and I.
  C. I sat between him and her during the sales conference.
  D. Be sure to divide all income from the suburban property between he and I.
12.   After reading an essay or other assigned material, you can enhance and clarify your understanding by creating a graphic organizer that tracks

  A. unfamiliar words and phrases.
  B. your annotations.
  C. everything you’ve highlighted.
  D. the key elements of the material.
13.   Which of the following sentences demonstrates the correct use of subject-verb agreement when an indefinite pronoun is the subject?

  A. Each of the boys were looking for the library.
  B. Everybody was shouting at the meeting.
  C. Neither of us have checked our voicemail messages.
  D. Nobody were listening to the speaker
14.   Why do writers often strive to write using more active-voice verbs and fewer passive-voice verbs?

  A. The active voice often puts the actor in a phrase after the verb.
  B. The active voice emphasizes the receiver of the action.
  C. The passive voice is usually more emphatic.
  D. The active voice is more emphatic and usually makes it easier for readers to understand who is performing the action of a sentence.
15.   In analyzing a piece of writing, take care to notice whether the author includes _______, ideas or principles expressed as fact without providing evidence to support it

  A. omissions
  B. assumptions
  C. quotations
  D. denotations
16.   Which of the following is one of the eight standard parts of speech?

  A. Article
  B. Preposition
  C. Subject
  D. Modifier
17.   What is doublespeak?

  A. Using one thing to represent something else
  B. The set of addition meanings or associations that a word has taken on
  C. Language used to sugar-coat an unpleasant reality
  D. Comparing two items using like or as
18.   Denise is required to write a summary of an essay she read for her English Literature class. In her summary, she should include

  A. the main ideas the author presented to support his or her thesis.
  B. little information so that people who haven’t read the essay must read it in order to understand it.
  C. the author’s thesis, exactly as it appears in the text.
  D. her personal responses or opinions.
19.   A word group that begins with a subordinating word, relative pronoun, or transitional word or phrase, but does not include an independent clause, is considered a

  A. mixed construction.
  B. sentence fragment.
  C. run-on sentence.
  D. misplaced modifier.
20.   A claim based on merely one or two specific examples but applied widely as an overall statement about a situation, topic, group, or even a single individual is commonly referred to as a/an

  A. euphemism.
  B. omission.
  C. overstatement.
  D. generalization.

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