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Study Questions: Chapter 7

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. A ________ claim can be proved by figures and facts.
a) value
b) factual
c) figures
d) policy

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2. A claim that appeals to one’s moral code or values is a claim of ________.
a) value
b) policy
c) fact
d) None of the above

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3. A ________ claim is a call for action to fix a problem.
a) policy
b) factual
c) values
d) support

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4. A claim must be supported by ________.
a) opinion
b) conviction
c) evidence
d) all of the above

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5. Claims require support to be accepted, but the writer must also establish ________.
a) credibility
b) factual research
c) personal experience
d) opinion

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66. All of the following, except for ________, are all types of evidence.
a) opinion
b) statistics
c) examples
d) case studies

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7. The support of case studies is often used in all of the following, except for ________ essays.
a) social science
b) business
c) education
d) humanities

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8. A(n) ________ is a detailed example that usually takes the form of an anecdote or a brief narrative.
a) analogy
b) case study
c) illustration
d) precedent

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9. ________ contributes to a writer’s credibility.
a) Knowledge of the topic
b) Reliability
c) Fairness
d) All of the above

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10. Each element in the analytical model ________.
a) functions in isolation
b) coexists with other elements
c) supports the main argument of the essay
d) None of the above

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Short Answer Questions

1. A predicted or expected result of an experiment is called a ________.

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2. Claims cannot be accepted without ________.

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3. A precedent is a type of ________.

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4. A writer can strengthen a claim by demonstrating ________.

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5. ________ evidence supports essay points indirectly.

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6. A primary source is a(n) ________ source.

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7. A factual claim is usually a(n) ________ claim.

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8. ________ information is the strongest type of evidence in an essay.

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9. Personal experience may take the form of ________ or ________ experiences.

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10. In essay writing, support is also known as ________.

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