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. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #444444; -webkit-text-stroke: #444444; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Write a 150+ word explanation of the similarities and differences between narrative, expository, and argumentative essays. Be sure to define each, and give at least one example of circumstances in which each is appropriate. You’ll be graded on this criteria.
  • 2. 
    Which format is correct?
    • A. 

      9:00 A.M.

    • B. 

      9:00a.m.

    • C. 

      9:00 a.m.

    • D. 

      Either B or C

  • 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}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

  • 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}Generally, a comma should go ____________ FANBOYS: 
    • A. 

      To end the phrase

    • B. 

      To start an idea

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      Before

  • 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}Alternative narrative forms do not need to be:
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Linear

    • C. 

      Relevant

    • D. 

      Poignant

  • 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}An expository essay:
    • A. 

      Expresses an opinion

    • B. 

      Tells a narrative

    • C. 

      Explains a topic

    • D. 

      makes an argument

  • 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}The epistolary genre includes:
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Maps

    • C. 

      Recipes

    • D. 

      A, B, and C

  • 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}A verb, affect means:
    • A. 

      Influence

    • B. 

      Influx

    • C. 

      Illustrate

    • D. 

      Elude

  • 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} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}This greek philosopher wrote The Art of Rhetoric:
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 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}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

  • 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}All of the following are narratology terms except: 
    • A. 

      Prolepsis

    • B. 

      Cronesis

    • C. 

      Analepsis

    • D. 

      Diegesis

  • 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}An alternative narrative is:
    • A. 

      Figurative

    • B. 

      Linear

    • C. 

      Usually cyclical

    • D. 

      Possibly a map or recipe

  • 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}The abbreviation p.m. stands for:
    • A. 

      After 12:00

    • B. 

      After midnight

    • C. 

      Post meridiem

    • D. 

      After midday

  • 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}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

  • 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}The following terms refer to quantity:
    • A. 

      Too, tue

    • B. 

      Too, to

    • C. 

      To, two

    • D. 

      Two, too

  • 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}Complement means:
    • A. 

      Join

    • B. 

      Admire

    • C. 

      Go well with

    • D. 

      Praise

  • 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}"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

  • 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}“[Its/It’s/its’] getting late.”
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      its’

    • C. 

      It’s

    • D. 

      Neither a, b, nor c

  • 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}“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

  • 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}"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

  • 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}“That movie had really cool special [affects/effects].”
    • A. 

      Affects

    • B. 

      Effects

    • 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}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

  • 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}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

  • 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}Performatives are sentences that are meant:
    • A. 

      To inspire emotion

    • B. 

      To inspire meaning

    • C. 

      To inspire truth

    • D. 

      To inspire action

  • 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}Speech acts occur when:
    • A. 

      Words are actions

    • B. 

      Actions are words

    • C. 

      Words are verbal

    • D. 

      Actions are vocal

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