Quiz 1: Genre And Purpose

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This quiz will ask students to identify the differences between a genre and a purpose.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A genre differs from a purpose. "Genre" is a category of writing... a situation and type.Purpose is a goal, aim, or objective for the effect of the writing.Select the words that identify genres ONLY below.

    • A.

      Letters, analyze, reviews, critiques, persuasive

    • B.

      Letters, essays, critiques, blogs, journals, news articles

    • C.

      Analyze, persuade, reflect, observe, inform

    Correct Answer
    B. Letters, essays, critiques, blogs, journals, news articles
    Explanation
    Answer question 2 also before you see an explanation.

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  • 2. 

    A genre differs from a purpose. "Genre" is a category of writing... a situation and type.Purpose is a goal, aim, or objective for the effect of the writing.Select the words that identify purposes ONLY below.

    • A.

      Letters, analyze, reviews, critiques, persuasive

    • B.

      Letters, essays, critiques, blogs, journals, news articles

    • C.

      Analyze, persuade, reflect, observe, inform

    Correct Answer
    C. Analyze, persuade, reflect, observe, inform
    Explanation
    Genres include: letters, essays, critiques, blogs, journals, news articles.
    Purposes include: analyze, persuade, reflect, observe inform
    There are many genres that exist to achieve various aims/purposes. There are many situations that you may wish to acieve a purpose, but they must fit the audience and that audience's needs for medium and interests. Thus, we have various genres.

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  • 3. 

    A personal diary and a blog are both examples of what purpose?

    • A.

      Persuasive

    • B.

      Informative

    • C.

      Reflective

    Correct Answer
    C. Reflective
    Explanation
    A personal diary and a blog are both most interested in self-expression or reflection. While they may contain the other elements on occasion, they are unlikely to expect any readership at all (certainly not for a diary) and don't make it a universal aim to convince anyone of their views or be a well-researched and informative source.

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  • 4. 

    An opinion column in the news, an advertisement, and a college argument may have a common purpose. Select the most likely common purpose below:

    • A.

      Reflect

    • B.

      Analyze

    • C.

      Persuade

    • D.

      Inform

    Correct Answer
    C. Persuade
    Explanation
    The most likely common purpose is to persuade because an ad wants to sell, an opinion column wants you to feel as they do, and an argument is built around proving a main claim with evidence, e.g. "persuasion."

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  • 5. 

    Looking at page 64, what of the following genres of writing are included in the examples of the purpose (aim) "Writing to reflect?"

    • A.

      Rhetorical analysis

    • B.

      Journals

    • C.

      Blogs

    • D.

      Memoirs

    • E.

      Essays

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Journals
    C. Blogs
    D. Memoirs
    E. Essays
    Explanation
    Rhetorical analysis is not a reflection. The purpose of a rhetorical analysis is to analyze a written or visual text, not to share your feelings about it.

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