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The Active Reader, Third Edition: 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) That 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) “Defining the ‘American Indian’: A Case Study in the Language of Suppression”
b) “Instructor-Paced Mass-Testing for Mastery Performance in an Introductory Psychology Course”
c) “Reforms, Visions, and Standards: A Cross-Curricular View from an Elementary School Perspective”
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) To introduce the essay
b) To provide a concise overview of the essay, including purpose, methods, and results
c) To conclude the essay
d) To support the thesis

Question 6:


a) To summarize previous studies in the field
b) To demonstrate the writer’s knowledge of current research
c) To reveal gaps or misunderstandings in existing knowledge
d) All of the above

Question 7:


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 8:


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 9:


a) An hypothesis, or prediction of an experiement’s results
b) Questions the author will answer in the essay
c) An essay plan, or statement of intent
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Literature review
b) Justification
c) Thesis
d) Answers A and B

Question 11:


a) Literature review
b) Justification
c) Essay plan
d) Hypothesis

Question 12:


a) Big words
b) Computers
c) Specialized diction, or jargon
d) All of the above

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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 15:


a) It assures data are treated without bias.
b) It can be conveyed through the use of the active voice.
c) It is impossible to achieve.
d) None of the above

Question 16:


a) middle section
b) word count
c) methods
d) All of the above