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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 2

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) impress the reader with fancy diction
b) provide experts and other professionals with a way to exchange complex information
c) make it difficult for non-experts to understand what’s being discussed
d) both A and C

Question 2:


a) a writer has been honest in acknowledging the work of other researchers
b) where other sources on the same topic can be found
c) that evidence for supporting claims can be tracked down and verified
d) all of the above

Question 3:


a) primary source
b) secondary source
c) invalid source
d) all of the above

Question 4:


a) introduce the essay
b) provide a concise overview of the essay
c) conclude the essay
d) support the thesis

Question 5:


a) Introduction, Methods, Reasons, and Debate
b) Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion
c) Interpretation, Methods, Reasons, and Debate
d) Interpretation, Methods, Results, and Discussion

Question 6:


a) a style of margin
b) an explanation of why an author’s study is important or beneficial
c) an argument’s supporting points
d) none of the above

Question 7:


a) It maps out the areas to be explored in the essay in the order they will appear.
b) It anticipates the author’s conclusions.
c) It creates a timeline for the author to meet her deadlines.
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) The thesis identifies the topic that will be discussed in the article.
b) The thesis makes a claim about the topic.
c) The thesis is there to be proven or disproven.
d) The thesis does not serve a purpose.

Question 9:


a) big words
b) documented sources
c) computers
d) scientific jargon

Question 10:


a) CTA
b) APA
c) MLA
d) CSE

Question 11:


a) The scientist manipulated the data.
b) The scientist tried to hide his manipulation of data.
c) The data was manipulated by the scientist.
d) He manipulated the data.

Question 12:


a) assures data is treated without bias
b) can be conveyed through the use of the active voice
c) is impossible to achieve
d) answers A and B
e) none of the above

Question 13:


a) discussion
b) middle section
c) word count
d) methods
e) answers A and D

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False