Sophomore English Writing Basics

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Complete the following quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A constructed response essay will have the following: Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Introduction

    • B. 

      Personal Pronouns

    • C. 

      Thesis Statement

    • D. 

      Analysis

    • E. 

      Pictures

    • F. 

      Evidence in the form of quotes

    • G. 

      Conclusion

    • H. 

      Claims

    • I. 

      Only three paragraphs

  • 2. 
    What is a claim?
    • A. 

      A statement that that often misleads the reader.

    • B. 

      A statement that can be proven true with evidence and analysis.

    • C. 

      A statement used by the author of a novel begin a story.

    • D. 

      A statement that the reader then argues against.

  • 3. 
    What would be considered effective evidence in a constructed response essay?
    • A. 

      A personal story

    • B. 

      A quote from a friend

    • C. 

      A quote from the passage

    • D. 

      Further explanation of the claim

  • 4. 
    What does it mean to analyze?
    • A. 

      To write a detailed summary of what happened in the passage.

    • B. 

      To restate the thesis in a way that surprises the audience.

    • C. 

      To provide additional evidence in the form of quotes.

    • D. 

      To explain the significance or importance of the evidence in an insightful way.

  • 5. 
    Check all parts of a thesis statement below:
    • A. 

      Author's Name

    • B. 

      Your Name

    • C. 

      Title of the passage or novel

    • D. 

      Purpose for writing

    • E. 

      Essential details to be discussed

    • F. 

      Your favorite part of the story

    • G. 

      A CEA paragraph.

  • 6. 
    What has the writer forgotten in the following thesis statement? In the novel The Kite Runner, the author Khaled Hosseini uses figurative language and diction to highlight Amir's guilt.
    • A. 

      The author's name

    • B. 

      The purpose for writing

    • C. 

      A CEA paragraph

    • D. 

      To underline the book title.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are literary devices that you might find within a passage? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Title

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Conclusion

    • F. 

      Imagery

    • G. 

      Symbolism

    • H. 

      Mood

    • I. 

      Tone

    • J. 

      Author

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an effective claim about theme?
    • A. 

      The author first highlights the theme of guilt through the character of Amir.

    • B. 

      Guilt is a theme in the book.

    • C. 

      I remember a time I felt guilty, and I couldn't get over it for weeks.

    • D. 

      Feeling guilty can start to mess with your head, like it did to Amir's.

  • 9. 
    When completing citations, you are asked to use MLA format. What does MLA stand for?
    • A. 

      Modern Language Association

    • B. 

      Max Luther Agreement

    • C. 

      Most Live Annually

    • D. 

      Make Lunch Always

  • 10. 
    Which of the following citations is in correct MLA format?
    • A. 

      "Then I saw her around the corner (Smith 101)".

    • B. 

      "Then I saw her around the corner." (Smith 101).

    • C. 

      "Then I saw her around the corner" (Smith 101).

    • D. 

      Then I saw her around the corner Smith 101.

  • 11. 
    How many paragraphs, on average, will be in a constructed response essay?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

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