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Quiz for Chapter Nine

Student Self-Grading Multiple Choice

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1. Skills in summarizing written material may be used in ________.

a) essays
b) stand-alone assignments
c) technical instructions
d) Both a and b
e) All of the above

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2. Rephrasing someone else’s ideas in the writer’s own words is called ________.

a) rephrasing
b) paraphrasing
c) translating
d) interpreting

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3. An abstract is an overview of a writer’s ________.

a) purpose
b) methods
c) results
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

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4. Which of the following summarizes similar works in a writer’s field of study?

a) An expanded bibliography
b) A works cited list
c) The references page
d) An annotated bibliography
e) All the above

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5. Summaries can be composed of ________.

a) sentences
b) paragraphs
c) essays
d) A and b only
e) All of the above

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6. An extended summary must ________.

a) use only the writer’s own language
b) use concise prose
c) Both of the above
d) None of the above

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7. When using signal phrases, the writer should choose a signal ________.

a) verb
b) adjective
c) noun
d) adverb
e) All of the above

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8. By summarizing the content of a particular piece, a writer avoids adding too much/many ________.

a) direct quotations
b) paraphrases
c) research
d) arguments
e) factual regurgitation

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9. When a writer summarizes parts of someone else’s work, he or she is summarizing the ________.

a) primary source
b) secondary source
c) tertiary source
d) None of the above

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10. Abstracts can be used as ________.

a) research in place of the full article
b) to help decide whether the article is useful
c) as an introduction
d) None of the above

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Short Answer Questions

11. When using a source’s main idea as background information, a writer should draft a short ______________.

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12. A summary should include the main ______________ of the original text.

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13. An extended summary must be factually ______________.

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14. An extended summary must use concise ______________.

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15. An extended summary generally omits ______________.

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16. When summarizing, it is advisable to leave yourself ______________ between steps.

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17. A summary should always contain the work’s ______________.

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18. An abstract is an ______________ of the writer’s purpose.

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19. In addition to reading an abstract, the reader should also ______________ the article.

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20. Because of the large amount of entries in many annotated bibliographies, each entry should be ______________.

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