The Persuasive Writing Quiz: Trivia!

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Persuasive Writing Quizzes & Trivia

Are you familiar with persuasive writing? Do you believe you can take on this quiz? Persuasive writers intend to convince readers to believe in an idea or opinion and to do an action. Many writings, such as criticisms, reviews, editorials, advertisements, brochures, and even many college papers, are examples of persuasive writing. You typically do your best persuading when it is something in which you genuinely believe. Take this quiz and learn more about persuasive writing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If your topic was, "Ban smoking in public places." which detail would be irrelevant?
    • A. 

      How many packs of ciggarettes are purchased everyday.

    • B. 

      Second hand smoke can cause cancer.

    • C. 

      85% of people who eat at restaurants despise the smoke-filled atmosphere.

    • D. 

      Smoking is banned in many places already, such as schools, libraries, and some restuarants.

  • 2. 
    Which sentence is a compound sentence?
    • A. 

      He soon realizes that would be cruel, and He ditches the whole idea.

    • B. 

      He soon realizes that would be cruel, and he ditches the whole idea.

    • C. 

      He soon realizes that woudl be cruel and he ditches the whole idea.

    • D. 

      He soon realizes that would be cruel, and, he ditches the whole idea.

  • 3. 
    Which sentence is a compound sentence?
    • A. 

      He looks around some more, hoping to spot something interesting, nor all he sees is an ordinary living room with furniture and a picture on the wall of four basset hounds playing cards.

    • B. 

      He looks around some more, hoping to spot something interseting, though all he sees is an ordinary living room with furniture and a picture on the wall of four basset hounds playing cards.

    • C. 

      He looks around soe more, hoping to spot something interesting, or all he sees is an ordinary living room with furniture and a picture on the wall of four basset hounds playing cards.

    • D. 

      He looks around some more, hoping to spot something interesting, but all he sees is an ordinary living room with furniture and a picture on the wall of four basset hounds playing cards.

  • 4. 
    Paraphrasing is...
    • A. 

      Making compound sentences in your writing.

    • B. 

      Directly quoting the author in your writing.

    • C. 

      Summarizing main ideas into your own words

    • D. 

      Citing the source of your information.

  • 5. 
    How does a book with a single author citation look?
    • A. 

      Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of the book. Publisher City: Publisher, Year.

    • B. 

      Title of book. Author's First Name, Author's Last Name. Year

    • C. 

      Author's First Name, Author's Last Name. Title of book. Date. Publisher. Publishing City

    • D. 

      Author's Last Name. Title of the Book. Publisher, Year

  • 6. 
    What type of writing is a Letter to the Editor?
    • A. 

      Memoir Writing

    • B. 

      Poetry Writing

    • C. 

      Persuasive Writing

    • D. 

      Personal Writing

  • 7. 
    I should NEVER write my own opinion on a letter to the editor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You must be a professional writer in order to write a letter to the editor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Letter to the editor: Kids face bigger threats than caffeine Today, I picked up my paper to see what's going on in our little part of the world, and I see parents are concerned about a Cappuccino machine at J. Frank Faust Junior High School. What? Of all the things for a parent to worry about when it comes to junior high school! In our society, we have so much more than that to worry about. My son is in 9th grade. And my worries are more along the lines of bullies, drugs and bad influences.. My kids are not bad kids, but kids in this day and age have been taught so little when it comes to respect for others and their property. We have kids who curse teachers, bus drivers, and principals. We have kids making out  every chance they get, and not caring about the consequences.  We have kids with mental problems, low test scores, and violent streaks, and parents are concerned about cappuccino? In my day, my parents NEVER would have cared about a cappuccino machine. Go home, hug your kids, and pray they are among the good ones. Teach them to respect people, and their things no matter who it is or what they look like. Worry about the cappuccino machine when all else is well with our children. Kim Weller Newburg What is the author's opinion (bias)?
    • A. 

      Kids are having too many problems in school.

    • B. 

      Parents need to be more concerned with violence and bad influences, and not cappuccino machines.

    • C. 

      Hugging your kids at home can create violence and lack of respect at home.

    • D. 

      By the time you are in 9th grade, you are already involved in many bad influences.

  • 10. 
    Letter to the editor: Kids face bigger threats than caffeine 1) Today, I picked up my paper to see what's going on in our little part of the world, and I see parents are concerned about a Cappuccino machine at J. Frank Faust Junior High School. 2) What? 3) Of all the things for a parent to worry about when it comes to junior high school! 4) In our society, we have so much more than that to worry about. 5) My son is in 9th grade. 6) And my worries are more along the lines of bullies, drugs, and bad influences. 7) My kids are not bad kids, but kids in this day and age have been taught so little when it comes to respect for others and their property. 8) We have kids who curse teachers, bus drivers, and principals. 9) We have kids making out every chance they get, and not caring about the consequences. 10) We have kids with mental problems, low test scores, and violent streaks, and parents are concerned about cappuccino? 11) In my day, my parents NEVER would have cared about a cappuccino machine. 12) Go home, hug your kids, and pray they are among the good ones. 13) Teach them to respect people, and their things no matter who it is or what they look like. 14) Worry about the cappuccino machine when all else is well with our children. Kim Weller Newburg Which sentence is a compound sentence?
    • A. 

      Sentence 1

    • B. 

      Sentence 4

    • C. 

      Sentence 8

    • D. 

      Sentence 14

  • 11. 
    Letter to the editor: Kids face bigger threats than caffeine 1) Today, I picked up my paper to see what's going on in our little part of the world, and I see parents are concerned about a Cappuccino machine at J. Frank Faust Junior High School. 2) What? 3) Of all the things for a parent to worry about when it comes to junior high school! 4) In our society, we have so much more than that to worry about. 5) My son is in 9th grade. 6) And my worries are more along the lines of bullies, drugs, and bad influences. 7) My kids are not bad kids, but kids in this day and age have been taught so little when it comes to respect for others and their property. 8) We have kids who curse teachers, bus drivers, and principals. 9) We have kids making out every chance they get, and not caring about the consequences. 10) We have kids with mental problems, low test scores, and violent streaks, and parents are concerned about cappuccino? 11) In my day, my parents would NEVER have cared about a cappaccino machine. 12) Go home, hug your kids, and pray they are among the good ones. 13) Teach them to respect people, and their things no matter who it is or what they look like. 14) Worry about the cappuccino machine when all else is well with our children. Kim Weller Newburg Which sentence adds an irrelevant detail?
    • A. 

      Sentence 1

    • B. 

      Sentence 4

    • C. 

      Sentence 11

    • D. 

      Sentence 14