Five Essay Genres

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 1089

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Essay Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quick quiz over some of the genres of writing. It is intended for eighth grade students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What term is used to describe a "how-to" essay?
    • A. 

      Persuasive

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Expository

    • D. 

      Reflective

    • E. 

      Narrative

  • 2. 
    Which of the following terms should you use in narrative writing to enhance and develop your essay?
    • A. 

      Dramatic monologue

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Similes

    • D. 

      Descriptions

    • E. 

      Primary Sources

  • 3. 
    When you are brainstorming, what four questions should you ask yourself?
    • A. 

      Who, What, When, Where

    • B. 

      Topic, Prompt, Reason, Conclusion

    • C. 

      Support, Audience, Purpose, Form

    • D. 

      Topic, Audience, Purpose, Form

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    About how many words long should your essay be?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      10

    • E. 

      250

  • 5. 
    A useful technique for persuasive writing is
    • A. 

      Emotional appeals

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Element of suprise

    • D. 

      Poor writing

    • E. 

      Creativity

  • 6. 
    A ____________ is a story
  • 7. 
    __________ writing explains things.
  • 8. 
    _________ writing is intended to influence others.
  • 9. 
    _________________ writing is a response that comes from careful consideration of the material presented.
  • 10. 
    The purpose of a ____________ essay is to use vivid details to give the reader a mental image of a person, place, thing, event, or idea.