Quiz - Reading - Feb 7 And 8

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  • 1. 
    How did Dawkins change after working with the Argus editors?
    • A. 

      He learned to ask the right questions for a story.

    • B. 

      He learned to meet deadlines in a timely manner.

    • C. 

      He began to check his own work for errors in grammar.

    • D. 

      He became familiar with the newspaper-making process.

  • 2. 
    Dawkins regrets having misspelled a person’s name in a profile he wrote. Why is this error more embarrassing to him than other errors he has made? 
    • A. 

      His subject was a schoolteacher.

    • B. 

      He had a reputation to maintain.

    • C. 

      His editor failed to catch the error.

    • D. 

      He had no excuse for such an error.

  • 3. 
    Read these sentences from the article. . . . she left and was replaced by Steve Burgard, who also came in early and read a lot of my copy. Steve, who is now at The Los Angeles Times, always asked a lot of questions about facts in the story. What is the most likely meaning of the word copy? 
    • A. 

      A printout of a newspaper

    • B. 

      Editorial criticisms of writing

    • C. 

      Grammatical concerns in writing

    • D. 

      Text that reporters write for the paper

  • 4. 
    “The Police Beat” was written in the same style as 
    • A. 

      A news report.

    • B. 

      A formal speech.

    • C. 

      A persuasive paper.

    • D. 

      A personal narrative.

  • 5. 
    Why did the author write “The Police Beat”? 
    • A. 

      To present the lessons learned by a first-year reporter

    • B. 

      To encourage the reader to take up a career in journalism

    • C. 

      To describe the process by which a report becomes a news story

    • D. 

      To relate the experiences of one reporter while covering crime stories

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