English 9 Final Exam Murdock Fall 2013

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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English 9 Final Exam Murdock Fall 2013

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  • 1. 
    An emotional appeal can be strengthened through the use of _______________________ 
    • A. 

      Detailed facts

    • B. 

      Connotative words

    • C. 

      Expert opinions

  • 2. 
    An effective cover letter aligns your personal qualifications with _________________________.
    • A. 

      The company’s mission statement

    • B. 

      The salary expectations

    • C. 

      the job requirements

  • 3. 
    Choose the correctly written sentence.
    • A. 

      George said: Take the tamales to Lupe’s mother, who you met yesterday.

    • B. 

      George said, “Take the tamales to Lupe’s mother, who you met yesterday.”

    • C. 

      George said, “Take the tamales to Lupe’s mother, whom you met yesterday.”

  • 4. 
    The strongest support point in a persuasive essay should be in the _______ body paragraph.
    • A. 

      Second

    • B. 

      First

    • C. 

      Third

  • 5. 
    Choose the correctly punctuated and capitalized sentence.
    • A. 

      Maria said, “My favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott”.

    • B. 

      Maria said. ‘My favorite book is little women by Louisa May Alcott.’

    • C. 

      Maria said, "My favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott."

  • 6. 
    Choose the correctly punctuated sentence.
    • A. 

      Jan needs a raise; she wants to move to an apartment in a quieter neighborhood.

    • B. 

      Jan needs a raise: she wants to move to an apartment in a quieter neighborhood.

    • C. 

      Jan needs a raise, she wants to move to an apartment in a quieter neighborhood.

  • 7. 
    An eyewitness account or a map is  __________ source of information when you are researching where an event took place.
    • A. 

      A secondary

    • B. 

      An unimportant

    • C. 

      A primary

  • 8. 
    A cliché is __________________________________________.
    • A. 

      An original and inventive description.

    • B. 

      An overused word or phrase that lacks originality.

    • C. 

      A controlling idea for a personal narrative.

  • 9. 
    Did you ask __________ going to graduate in May?
    • A. 

      Who’s

    • B. 

      Whos’

    • C. 

      Whose

  • 10. 
    Because you need to use a _________ tone in a persuasive essay, word choice is especially important.
    • A. 

      Respectful

    • B. 

      Humorous

    • C. 

      Commanding

  • 11. 
    A verb will change __________________________ in order to show who performs the action in the sentence. 
    • A. 

      To a helping verb

    • B. 

      Its position in the sentence

    • C. 

      Its form

  • 12. 
    Choose the correctly punctuated sentence.
    • A. 

      If he can get a scholarship, Ivan intends to go to college next year, his counselor has already written several recommendations for him.

    • B. 

      If he can get a scholarship; Ivan intends to go to college next year, his counselor has already written several recommendations for him.

    • C. 

      If he can get a scholarship, Ivan intends to go to college next year; his counselor has already written several recommendations for him.

  • 13. 
    Identify the type of figurative language used in the following sentence: The delicious chocolate mousse cake was a velvety cloud on my tongue.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 14. 
    To evaluate the credibility of information sources, you need to look at _________________________________ 
    • A. 

      Whether the author agrees with your own ideas about the issue.

    • B. 

      The date of publication, the evidence, and the motivation of the author.

    • C. 

      How popular the source is.

  • 15. 
    Select the correctly written sentence: 
    • A. 

      The cost of my sister's wedding gown can you believe it was the same as the cost of my grandparents' first house!

    • B. 

      The cost of my sister's wedding gown; can you believe it; was the same as the cost of my grandparents' first house?!

    • C. 

      The cost of my sister's wedding gown--can you believe it?--was the same as the cost of my grandparents' first house!

  • 16. 
    Which of the following sentences is incorrect because of a misplaced modifier?
    • A. 

      Arriving just as Jen tripped, the bus driver didn’t even open the door.

    • B. 

      Running to the bus stop, Jen tripped just as the bus was arriving.

    • C. 

      Running to the bus stop, the bus came just as Jen tripped.

  • 17. 
    The salutation of a  ___________ letter ends with a colon.
    • A. 

      Informal

    • B. 

      Personal

    • C. 

      Business

  • 18. 
    A personal narrative is ___________________.
    • A. 

      A real story that happened to the author

    • B. 

      A fictional story about the author

    • C. 

      An explanation of the author's hopes and dreams for the future

  • 19. 
    The concluding paragraph of a personal narrative should contain ________________________________________________.
    • A. 

      An attention grabbing opening

    • B. 

      the meaning of the experience

    • C. 

      Background information

  • 20. 
    We can tell that the titles of the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” and the novel All’s Quiet on the Western Front were chosen _________________ because they are the opposite of the images portrayed in these literary works.
    • A. 

      To be deliberately ironic,

    • B. 

      As examples of hyperbole,

    • C. 

      To explain themes,

  • 21. 
    When we present reasons and evidence to persuade someone to agree with us, we are making ________ appeal.  
    • A. 

      A logical

    • B. 

      A loaded language

    • C. 

      An emotional

  • 22. 
    Choose the correctly written sentence.
    • A. 

      The massive cuts to the local chapter of the Salvation Armies budget, made the neighborhood school's even more appreciative of the local Girl Scouts donations to their “Back to School Backpacks” program.

    • B. 

      The massive cuts to the local chapter of the Salvation Army’s budget made the neighborhood schools even more appreciative of the local Girl Scouts’ donations to their “Back to School Backpacks” program.

    • C. 

      The massive cuts to the local chapter of the Salvation Armys’ budget made the neighborhood schools even more appreciative of the local Girl Scouts donations to their “Back to School Backpacks” program.

  • 23. 
    A personal narrative should describe________________________________________
    • A. 

      A series of events without a specific focus.

    • B. 

      Only one event, as it affects the lives of multiple individuals.

    • C. 

      A sequence of events focusing on one incident in the life of an individual.

  • 24. 
    Choose the grammatically correct sentence.
    • A. 

      My sister the doctor gave me my flu shot, and her husband the accountant sent me a bill for it.

    • B. 

      My sister (the doctor) gave me my flu shot; and her husband (the accountant) sent me a bill for it.

    • C. 

      My sister, the doctor, gave me my flu shot, and her husband, the accountant, sent me a bill for it.

  • 25. 
    The ___________ of the poem “Dreamers” is described as  “…foul dug-outs, gnawed by rats, / And…ruined trenches lashed with rain.”
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Point of view

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