First Year Comp Midterm Practice

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First Year Comp Midterm Practice

The midterm is multiple choice questions (90% of the test grade) as well as one essay question, which will count for 10% of the test grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which format is correct?
    • A. 

      9:00 A.M.

    • B. 

      9:00a.m.

    • C. 

      9:00 a.m.

    • D. 

      Either B or C

  • 2. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}An op-ed:
    • A. 

      Expresses an opinion

    • B. 

      Tells a narrative

    • C. 

      Explains a topic

    • D. 

      Makes an argument

  • 3. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Generally, a comma should go ____________ FANBOYS: 
    • A. 

      To end the phrase

    • B. 

      To start an idea

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      Before

  • 4. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Alternative narrative forms do not need to be:
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Linear

    • C. 

      Relevant

    • D. 

      Poignant

  • 5. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}An expository essay:
    • A. 

      Expresses an opinion

    • B. 

      Tells a narrative

    • C. 

      Explains a topic

    • D. 

      makes an argument

  • 6. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}The epistolary genre includes:
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Maps

    • C. 

      Recipes

    • D. 

      A, B, and C

  • 7. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}A verb, affect means:
    • A. 

      Influence

    • B. 

      Influx

    • C. 

      Illustrate

    • D. 

      Elude

  • 8. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}This greek philosopher wrote The Art of Rhetoric:
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 9. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Pathos is best defined as:
    • A. 

      An appeal to ethics

    • B. 

      P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}an appeal to rhetoric

    • C. 

      An appeal to logic

    • D. 

      An appeal to emotions

  • 10. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}All of the following are narratology terms except: 
    • A. 

      Prolepsis

    • B. 

      Cronesis

    • C. 

      Analepsis

    • D. 

      Diegesis

  • 11. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}An alternative narrative is:
    • A. 

      Figurative

    • B. 

      Linear

    • C. 

      Usually cyclical

    • D. 

      Possibly a map or recipe

  • 12. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}The abbreviation p.m. stands for:
    • A. 

      After 12:00

    • B. 

      After midnight

    • C. 

      Post meridiem

    • D. 

      After midday

  • 13. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}In an argumentative essay, all of the following can help support the writer’s position except:
    • A. 

      Weighing a counter opinion

    • B. 

      Quoting sources

    • C. 

      Statistics

    • D. 

      Irrelevant opinion

  • 14. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}The following terms refer to quantity:
    • A. 

      Too, tue

    • B. 

      Too, to

    • C. 

      To, two

    • D. 

      Two, too

  • 15. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Complement means:
    • A. 

      Join

    • B. 

      Admire

    • C. 

      Go well with

    • D. 

      Praise

  • 16. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}"I will not [accept/except] late work in this class, [accept/except] in the case of death in the immediate family."
    • A. 

      Except, accept

    • B. 

      Except, except

    • C. 

      Accept, accept

    • D. 

      Accept, except

  • 17. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}“[Its/It’s/its’] getting late.”
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      its’

    • C. 

      It’s

    • D. 

      Neither a, b, nor c

  • 18. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}“I took my car to the shop on my lunch [brake/break] to get the [brakes/breaks] fixed."
    • A. 

      Brakes, brakes

    • B. 

      Brakes, breaks

    • C. 

      Break, brakes

    • D. 

      Breaks, breaks

  • 19. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}"Tim [chose/choose] to play ball instead of doing his homework.”
    • A. 

      Choose

    • B. 

      Chose

    • C. 

      Either a or b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 20. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}“That movie had really cool special [affects/effects].”
    • A. 

      Affects

    • B. 

      Effects

    • C. 

      Either a or b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 21. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Constatives are sentences that:
    • A. 

      Define something as true or false

    • B. 

      Denote an action

    • C. 

      Either a or b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 22. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}A sign that reads “The Park Closes at 6 p.m.” is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Speech part

    • B. 

      Performative

    • C. 

      Constative

    • D. 

      Either a or c

  • 23. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Performatives are sentences that are meant:
    • A. 

      To inspire emotion

    • B. 

      To inspire meaning

    • C. 

      To inspire truth

    • D. 

      To inspire action

  • 24. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Speech acts occur when:
    • A. 

      Words are actions

    • B. 

      Actions are words

    • C. 

      Words are verbal

    • D. 

      Actions are vocal

  • 25. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}All of the following are examples of speech acts except:
    • A. 

      Laughing

    • B. 

      Marrying

    • C. 

      Ordering

    • D. 

      Promising