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Quiz for Chapter Ten

Student Self-Grading Multiple Choice

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1. Synthesis means to ________.

a) put together
b) take apart
c) mimic
d) paraphrase

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2. In an expository essay, it is essential to properly present ________.

a) opinion
b) case studies
c) information
d) feedback

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3. The first step in writing a research paper usually involves choosing a ________.

a) thesis
b) question
c) topic
d) None of the above

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4. Which of the following pairs comprises the two main documentation styles?

a) MLA and Chicago
b) MLA and APA
c) MLA and bibliography
d) MLA and CPE

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5. To further explore a research topic, a writer may add potential research topics to ________.

a) an annotated bibliography
b) a working bibliography
c) a works cited page
d) an abstract

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6. When making research notes, it is important to record which of the following?

a) Direct quotations
b) Summaries
c) Paraphrases
d) All of the above

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7. When reading research material, it is important to keep in mind the writer’s ________.

a) thesis statement
b) conclusion
c) opinion
d) B and c only

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8. The commentary of another on an original work is called ________.

a) a primary source
b) a secondary source
c) original research
d) outside commentary

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9. To customize an electronic search, a writer can use a ________.

a) Boolean search
b) Google search
c) customization search
d) None of the above

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10. Libraries store print information that is not accessible electronically because it is too __________ to digitalize.

a) expensive
b) fragile
c) common
d) rare
e) a and b only
f) a, b, and d only

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Short Answer Questions

11. Research involves exploring what ______________ other researchers have come to.

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12. The first step in beginning a research project often involves choosing a ______________.

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13. Once a writer has found sufficient sources, he or she must ______________ the information.

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14. At the draft stage of writing a research essay, synthesis takes place at the level of ______________.

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15. In the final stage of the research essay the writer must ensure that all sources are appropriately ______________.

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16. When researching using books, a writer can save time by scanning chapters; with articles, he or she may read the ______________.

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17. An original work is also known as a ______________ source.

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18. Many respected academic articles are ______________ -reviewed.

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19. To customize an electronic search, a writer may use a ______________ search.

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20. The advantage to using an interview to gain research-specific knowledge is that a writer can ask questions ______________ to the research.

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