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Writing by Choice - Student Quiz - Part 5

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Question 1:


a) It does not set out to change the reader's view.
b) It seeks to convince the reader that the thesis (claim) is valid.
c) It uses factual information.
d) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) Determining a topic and relevant sources.
b) Assimilating findings.
c) Arranging and organizing an essay.
d) Documenting an essay.

Question 3:


a) Integrating sources into an essay.
b) Determining a topic.
c) Organizing and structuring an essay.
d) Documenting an essay.

Question 4:


a) It is often used by university researchers.
b) It is used by non-profit organizations.
c) It should be designed to convince the reader.
d) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) Is coming up with a working bibliography.
b) Is determining the major authors in your subject area.
c) Is writing a research proposal.
d) Is writing a precis.

Question 6:


a) He or she should dismiss it.
b) He or she should include it in the bibliography but not in the essay itself.
c) He or she should attempt to discredit the source in a footnote.
d) He or she should acknowledge it and, if possible, account for the inconsistencies.

Question 7:


a) Works that have arisen in response to an original work.
b) The original works of authors.
c) Works published before the 1900s.
d) The original works of authors who are among the 'primary writers'.

Question 8:


a) Works that may not be as reliable as primary sources.
b) Works considered less important than primary sources.
c) Works that have arisen in response to an original work.
d) The original works of writers in translation.

Question 9:


a) To access indexes, almanacs, and encyclopedias.
b) To access primary source material.
c) To access sources for contradictory evidence.
d) To access the research notes of other students who have written on the topic before.

Question 10:


a) Published monthly.
b) Peer-reviewed.
c) Called primary periodicals.
d) Found in the reference section of most university libraries.

Question 11:


a) Electronic databases that collect many different journals together in searchable interfaces.
b) Print databases that collect primary source materials together in indexes.
c) Both print and electronic databases that collect scientific journals in searchable forms.
d) Electronic and print databases that collect literary journals in searchable forms.

Question 12:


a) Academic journals.
b) Electronic databases.
c) Search limiters.
d) Indexes.

Question 13:


a) The Internet.
b) The library.
c) The museum.
d) The community centre.

Question 14:


a) Similar to a research proposal.
b) An overview of the writer's purpose, methods, and results.
c) A rephrasing of someone else's main idea(s).
d) The term for periodicals published in the summer.

Question 15:


a) Rephrases someone else's idea(s).
b) Offers an overview of the writer's purpose, methods, and results.
c) Condenses the main points of an article or essay.
d) Is more general than other types of summaries.

Question 16:


a) A general term used for all academic bibliographies.
b) A bibliography that includes a precis.
c) An expanded bibliography.
d) A condensed bibliography.

Question 17:


a) A phrase in your bibliography.
b) A way of putting part of a text into your own words.
c) A way of expanding your paragraphs.
d) A particular kind of summary.

Question 18:


a) An unacknowledged borrowing of someone else's words or ideas.
b) Usually considered an academic crime.
c) Both of the above.
d) None of the above.

Question 19:


a) The information falls into the category of general knowledge.
b) The information isn't considered factual. For example, if it is someone else's opinion.
c) The source is not considered reliable.
d) You are putting the words of the source in all your own words. For example, if you are not quoting directly from the source.

Question 20:


a) The writer paraphrases.
b) The exact wording is important.
c) The writer comes to the end of a paragraph.
d) The exact wording is unimportant.

Question 21:


a) Primary and secondary sources.
b) Direct quotation and paraphrase.
c) Summary and paraphrase.
d) All of the above are examples of mixed format.

Question 22:


a) Include the author's name before the reference is made.
b) Include the page number(s) from the source.
c) Tend to be overused in research essays.
d) All of the above.

Question 23:


a) The writer adds additional material to a direct quotation.
b) The writer removes material from a direct quotation.
c) The writer wants to indicate that the sentence continues on another page.
d) The writer wants to indicate the beginning or end of a direct quotation.

Question 24:


a) To indicate a grammatical change to part of a direct quotation.
b) To indicate a stylistic change to part of a direct quotation.
c) To indicate that something is less important than what is not in the brackets.
d) To indicate something added to a direct quotation.

Question 25:


a) It includes only the main ideas.
b) It follows the same order as the original work.
c) It is mostly in your own words.
d) All of the above.