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Study Questions: Chapter 10

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When summarizing someone else’s work, it is important to ________.
a) maintain the original wording
b) not add anything that was not in the original
c) state your position on the main argument
d) All of the above

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2. Rephrasing someone else’s ideas in the writer’s own words while maintaining the length is called ________.
a) summarizing
b) paraphrasing
c) translating
d) interpreting

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3. If using any of the original writer’s wording in a summary, it is crucial to ________.
a) use parenthesis
b) acquire permission
c) use quotation marks
d) All of the above

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4. ________ summarizes similar works in a writer’s field of study and provides a concise summary of the essay’s content.
a) An abstract
b) A works cited list
c) The references page
d) An annotated bibliography

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5. It is impossible to write a summary of a ________.
a) sentence
b) paragraph
c) essay
d) None of the above

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6. The majority of extended summaries are ________ the length of the original.
a) 100 per cent
b) 70–90 per cent
c) 30–60 per cent
d) 10–30 per cent

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7. When using a signal phrase to attribute a statement to one or more people, the writer should carefully select a signal ________.
a) verb
b) adjective
c) noun
d) adverb

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8. By summarizing the content of a particular piece, a writer avoids the over usage of ________.
a) direct quotations
b) paraphrases
c) research
d) arguments

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9. A(n) ________ is the rephrasing of somebody else’s ideas, and is always shorter than the original.
a) paraphrase
b) summary
c) abstract
d) annotated bibliography

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10. Abstracts can be used ________.
a) as an extension of the annotated bibliography
b) as an overview of the essay’s purpose, methods, and results
c) as part of the introduction
d) to summarize all of the similar works in the field of study

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Short Answer Questions

1. Quotation marks must be used when using ________ consecutive words from the original source in your summary.

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2. Generally, a summary is a ________ of another writer’s ideas.

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3. A paraphrase should be written in your own words, and the ideas should appear ________ from the original.

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4. An extended summary must use concise ________.

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5. An extended summary generally omits the use of examples and ________.

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6. An extended summary is roughly ________ to 30 percent the length of the original.

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7. A summary should always contain the work’s ________.

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8. An abstract is a(n) ________ of the writer’s purpose.

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9. In addition to reading an abstract, the reader should also ________ the article to ensure that it relates to the topic being researched.

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10. Because of the large amount of entries in many annotated bibliographies, each entry must be ________.

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