Expository Writing And The Six Traits

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This quiz will check your comprehension of expository writing and the six traits of writing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following types of writing are examples of expository writing?
    • A. 

      A personal narrative

    • B. 

      A haiku

    • C. 

      A "how-to" paper

  • 2. 
    When you write your "how-to" paper for this project, the subject of your paper...
    • A. 

      Is of your choosing

    • B. 

      Must be school appropriate

    • C. 

      Both of the above answers

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not one of the six traits of writing?
    • A. 

      Grammar

    • B. 

      Word choice

    • C. 

      Sentence fluency

  • 4. 
    This trait is the structure, order, and presentation of an essay. It helps move the reader from one part of the text to another in an effortless fashion.
    • A. 

      Ideas

    • B. 

      Organization

    • C. 

      Word choice

  • 5. 
    What trait of good writing emphasizes the importance of using details to support a narrow, manageable topic?
    • A. 

      Ideas

    • B. 

      Organization

    • C. 

      Conventions

  • 6. 
    What trait of good writing is the hardest to achieve? A writer who has this trait has the ability to better connect with his/her readers on a personal level.
    • A. 

      Word choice

    • B. 

      Voice

    • C. 

      Sentence fluency

  • 7. 
    What trait of good writing requires the writer to convey the intended message of the paper with precise, interesting, and natural sounding words?
    • A. 

      Conventions

    • B. 

      Voice

    • C. 

      Word choice

  • 8. 
    Which writing trait is considered the nuts and bolts of writing? It includes grammar, spelling, usage, etc...
    • A. 

      Conventions

    • B. 

      Voice

    • C. 

      Organization

  • 9. 
    Which trait of good writing allows your writing to have a nice, easy flow to it? Writing with this trait contains sentences of varied structures and lengths.
    • A. 

      Word choice

    • B. 

      Ideas

    • C. 

      Sentence fluency

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