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Becoming an Active Reader: Chapter 10

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) read every sentence slowly and carefully
b) make frequent use of dictionaries and other reference works
c) read academic essays in your spare time
d) learn its formal conventions

Question 2:


a) has been officially approved by members of the academic community
b) contains scholarly articles only
c) contains non-scholarly articles only
d) contains articles that have been approved by experts

Question 3:


a) are original sources in a field of study
b) comment on or analyze primary sources
c) are more important than primary sources
d) are less important than primary sources

Question 4:


a) Raw data generated through an experiment
b) An encyclopedia article
c) A song written by a rock group
d) A historical document

Question 5:


a) objective
b) subjective
c) ironic
d) dry

Question 6:


a) is encouraged in academic writing
b) is relatively common in scientific writing
c) should be avoided in academic writing
d) should be avoided in all writing

Question 7:


a) analogies and figurative language are both common
b) figurative language is common, but analogies are avoided
c) figurative language and analogies are both avoided
d) None of the above.

Question 8:


a) the names of the authors and their affiliations
b) the title
c) the introduction
d) the conclusion

Question 9:


a) serve as an introduction to the essay that follows
b) precede many academic essays, especially in the sciences
c) usually get written by the author(s)
d) give a preview of the content to follow

Question 10:


a) abstract, methods, results, and conclusion
b) introduction, methods, results, and discussion
c) methods, results, discussion, and conclusion
d) None of the above.

Question 11:


a) introduce the topic of the essay
b) refer to related studies
c) explain the results of the present study
d) justify the need for the study

Question 12:


a) a plan or blueprint for the essay
b) an expanded thesis statement
c) a prediction to be tested
d) a prompt that directs attention ahead

Question 13:


a) use logical paragraph construction and clear, predictable organizational patterns
b) are less concerned with paragraph construction as their readers are knowledgeable
c) do not use topic sentences, but do use other organizational structures
d) None of the above.

Question 14:


a) connects one idea to another to show the relationship between them
b) is one possible form that the topic sentence could take
c) directs the reader ahead to important information
d) is not a common feature of academic writing

Question 15:


a) show relationships between ideas
b) stress important ideas in a paragraph
c) include transitions and strategic repetition
d) All of the above.