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Quiz for Chapter Eight

Student Self-Grading Multiple Choice

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1. The main difference between argumentative and expository essays is that argumentative writing seeks to ________.

a) convince
b) guide through a set of instructions
c) explain only
d) None of the above

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2. An essay that explains the stages of a process is called a ________ essay.

a) definition
b) process analysis
c) compare-and-contrast
d) stage analysis

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3. Often, the first stage of an argument requires ________.

a) research
b) personal reflection
c) opinion
d) definition

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4. In organizing a compare-and-contrast essay, a writer may apply ________.

a) the block method
b) the point-by-point method
c) process analysis
d) A and c only
e) A and b only

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5. When planning a process analysis essay, the writer should consider ________.

a) audience knowledge
b) the appropriate level of detail
c) how to address the reader
d) All of the above

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Short Answer Questions

6. Writing which seeks to explain or inform is ________________.

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7. Process analysis essays often seek to stimulate reader ________________.

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8. Definitions are often a salient part of ________________ essays.

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9. In writing an expository essay, a writer may apply the ________________- section approach.

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10. ________________ is crucial to writing a compare and contrast essay.

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11. In their multiple forms, expository essays can show steps in a _____________, classify or _____________ a subject, or use _____________ to help a reader understand a subject.

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12. An essay which describes stages in a process is called a process analysis essay. This type of essay may be used to stimulate _____________ or to familiarize readers with a _____________.

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13. _____________ often provides a starting point for an argument and successful application of this tool helps establish a writer’s _____________.

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14. Comparison and _____________ can often be used as an organizational method in _____________ and _____________ essays.

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15. An effective compare and contrast essay must be clearly laid out. A writer may use either _____________ or_____________ methods to ensure this requirement is met.

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