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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    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}Forensic, or judicial rhetoric, establishes:
    • A. 

      Narratives

    • B. 

      Stories

    • C. 

      Stages

    • D. 

      Facts

  • 27. 
    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}Epideictic, or demonstrative rhetoric, makes a:
    • A. 

      Counterpoint

    • B. 

      Proclamation

    • C. 

      Speech

    • D. 

      Narrative

  • 28. 
    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}Deliberative rhetoric is the way to accomplish:
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Style

    • C. 

      Praise

    • D. 

      Sentences

  • 29. 
    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}Kairos involves the element of:
    • A. 

      Truth

    • B. 

      Emotions

    • C. 

      Style

    • D. 

      Time

  • 30. 
    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}Another word for “to flash forward in time” is:
    • A. 

      Analepsis

    • B. 

      Diegesis

    • C. 

      Mimesis

    • D. 

      Prolepsis

  • 31. 
    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}Another word for “to flash back in time” is:
    • A. 

      Analepsis

    • B. 

      Prolepsis

    • C. 

      Diegesis

    • D. 

      Mimesis

  • 32. 
    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}Mimesis means to:
    • A. 

      Argue

    • B. 

      Rejoice

    • C. 

      Imitate

    • D. 

      Procreate

  • 33. 
    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}Bare means:
    • A. 

      Uncovered

    • B. 

      Endure

    • C. 

      An animal, e.g. a brown bare


    • D. 

      Carry

  • 34. 
    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}Using MLA Style citation, quotations greater that four lines should be indented and begin with:
    • A. 

      Quotation marks

    • B. 

      A simple sentence

    • C. 

      The source

    • D. 

      A drop letter

  • 35. 
    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}Already means:
    • A. 

      Far away

    • B. 

      Future tense

    • C. 

      Fully prepared

    • D. 

      Previously

  • 36. 
    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}Apologetics are reasoned arguments or writings in ____________________ of something:
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Expository

    • C. 

      Demonstration

    • D. 

      Justification

  • 37. 
    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}Arab refers only to:
    • A. 

      People from Arab

    • B. 

      Muslims

    • C. 

      Moslems

    • D. 

      People of Arabic-speaking descent

  • 38. 
    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}British refers to:
    • A. 

      The island of Great Britain

    • B. 

      Great Britain and Ireland

    • C. 

      English

    • D. 

      Only people

  • 39. 
    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}How should page numbers appear on your paper?
    • A. 

      At the bottom, centered by itself, and in 14-point font.

    • B. 

      In the top left corner with your first initial and last name.

    • C. 

      In the header, right aligned, after your full name.

    • D. 

      In the header, right aligned, after your last name, separated by a space.

  • 40. 
    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}Using MLA Style format, the title of your paper should:
    • A. 

      Be underlined

    • B. 

      Be bold

    • C. 

      Be 14 pt.

    • D. 

      Match the style of your essay

  • 41. 
    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}How should book titles appear in your paper?
    • A. 

      In quotation marks

    • B. 

      In all capital letters

    • C. 

      In italics

    • D. 

      In bold

  • 42. 
    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}Is this a valid argument? "Giving money to charity is the right thing to do. So charities have a right to our money."
    • A. 

      Yes. Right means right. Therefore, it is right for charities to have our money.

    • B. 

      No. The word "right" can refer to different things like morally correctness or something that is deserved.

  • 43. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}When quoting a specific translation of the Bible, how do you indicate the translation?
    • A. 

      Matthew 7:9 (NIV).

    • B. 

      Matthew 7:9. (New International Version)

    • C. 

      Matthew 7:9 {NIV}

    • D. 

      Matthew 7:9::NIV

  • 44. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}What’s wrong with this opening sentence? “There are many views on politics.”
    • A. 

      Olitics should be capitalized.

    • B. 

      It is inaccurate.

    • C. 

      It is a vague sentence that doesn't say anything.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 45. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 9.0px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}“I am so [greatful/grateful] for my wonderful family.”
    • A. 

      Grateful

    • B. 

      Greatful

    • C. 

      Either

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 46. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 9.0px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}What's wrong with this sentence? "Wisdom and discernment are huge when it comes to politics."
    • A. 

      Wisdom and discernment are irrelevant to politics

    • B. 

      Huge is a poor word choice

    • C. 

      Discernment should also be capitalized

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 47. 
    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 book [peaked/peeked/piqued] my interest in English Composition.”
    • A. 

      Peaked

    • B. 

      Piqued

    • C. 

      Piqued

    • D. 

      Either A or B

  • 48. 
    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}What’s wrong with this sentence? “Such questions are best answered in greater detail.”
    • A. 

      There are commas missing

    • B. 

      It is a vague sentence that doesn't say anything

    • C. 

      "answered" is past tense

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 49. 
    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.