Stylebook Reading Check Quiz: Picking A Topic

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 51

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Reading check quiz one for BPHS seniors. Derived from pages 431- 442 in the BP Stylebook in preparation for the research paper.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The BP Stylebook suggests narrowing your research topic by:
    • A. 

      Making a tree diagram

    • B. 

      Making an idea map

    • C. 

      Investigating an interesting question or hypothesis

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    At what point in the topic selection process should you freewrite and use journalist’s questions?
    • A. 

      Before you have selected a topic

    • B. 

      While you are narrowing your topic

    • C. 

      Once you have selected a topic

    • D. 

      After you write a zero draft

    • E. 

      After you have written your proposal

  • 3. 
    When __________________________, you write nonstop for ten to fifteen minutes on a topic to explore what you already know and to discover areas you would like to learn more about.  
    • A. 

      Tree diagramming

    • B. 

      Idea Mapping

    • C. 

      Explore writing

    • D. 

      Freewriting

    • E. 

      Clustering

  • 4. 
    Classical rhetoricians used four broad questions to explore topics: questions of fact, value, definition, and _________________.
    • A. 

      Focus

    • B. 

      Nature

    • C. 

      Ideas

    • D. 

      Policy

    • E. 

      Rhetoric

  • 5. 
    Questions of value…
    • A. 

      Ask you to make a judgment

    • B. 

      Allow you to consider specific courses of action

    • C. 

      Interpret facts and place them in a larger context

    • D. 

      Involve things already known about your topic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Suppose you were using the four broad questions to investigate whether the fashion industry's use of thin models in advertising indirectly encourages eating disorders among young women. You formulate the question: Is it ethical for fashion designers to display their clothes on models who are much thinner than most women can ever be?This is a question of:
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Definition

    • C. 

      Fact

    • D. 

      Nature

    • E. 

      Policy

  • 7. 
    A __________________________ or trial run of a paper will get the creative juices flowing and help you to organize your thoughts.
    • A. 

      Freewrite

    • B. 

      Zero Draft

    • C. 

      First Draft

    • D. 

      Journal

    • E. 

      Tree diagram

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of exploring and developing a topic:
    • A. 

      Visiting your school's writing center

    • B. 

      Talking to others about your topic

    • C. 

      Reading

    • D. 

      Looking at your topic from different perspectives

    • E. 

      Writing a proposal

  • 9. 
    Writing a topic proposal includes all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Identifying/defining your topic

    • B. 

      Indicating what kind of supporting material you will use

    • C. 

      Articulating a working thesis

    • D. 

      Developing a conclusion

    • E. 

      Briefly analyzing your writing situation

  • 10. 
    Ms. Findlay wants to help you anyway she can during the research process and she hopes that you will put forth your very best effort!
    • A. 

      Of Course!

    • B. 

      Perhaps

    • C. 

      ....zzzzzzz......

    • D. 

      What?

    • E. 

      No way!

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