Research Paper Concepts Quiz

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This Quiz tests your knowledge about research papers. Your will receive credit for completing this quiz. Remember to include your name!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the function of a research paper?
    • A. 

      To entertain

    • B. 

      To inform

    • C. 

      To reflect

    • D. 

      To tell a story

  • 2. 
    Which of these genres has the highest ethos?
    • A. 

      A narrative

    • B. 

      An argument

    • C. 

      A research paper

  • 3. 
    List the required sections of our research paper.
  • 4. 
    Describe the writing style of a research paper.
    • A. 

      Easy to read with a pleasant, conversational tone, interesting rhetorical devices, and lots of creative writing

    • B. 

      Strictly informative with a straightforward style, fewer fancy writing techniques and lots of simple facts.

  • 5. 
    What types of sources are suitable for research papers?
    • A. 

      Wikipedia

    • B. 

      Blogs

    • C. 

      Academic journals, newspaper articles, websites with ".edu" or ".org" endings, or other academic sources with authors that stand by their data and assertions

    • D. 

      Personal Experience and Anecdotal Evidence

    • E. 

      Webpages with no authors

  • 6. 
    Which type of statements are better for a research paper?
    • A. 

      Unqualified statements that assert an undeniable truth, such as "cell phones cause cancer."

    • B. 

      Qualified statements that allow for the possibility that you are wrong, such as "the evidence shown suggests that cell phone users may be more likely to get cancer than non-users."

  • 7. 
    How many people should you give your survey to?
    • A. 

      As many people as possible--at least 30 or 40.

    • B. 

      I only need to give it to 10 or 20 people

  • 8. 
    True or False:It is OK to use "I" and "we" in a research paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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