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Read the following introduction of an essay from a student about Lou Gehrig:
Which of the following is the thesis statement in the introduction?
Question 1 Explanation:
The answer is sentence 4. The thesis statement is traditionally the final sentence in the introduction and sets up the rest of the essay, as is evident in this passage.
In which of the following words is the prefix “under” used to mean lower in rank:
Question 2 Explanation:
An understudy is someone who is lower in rank, usually in the theater business, but prepares to take over for them if and when the time comes. Underplay means to represent something as less important. An undertaker is someone who reports dead bodies. And undercharge is a verb, referring to pricing somebody lower than what it should be.
Look at the following citation on a Bibliography page:
When doing an in-text citation on the above source, what would go in parentheses?
The Quarterly Journal
“Telling America’s Story”
Telling America’s Story: Narrative Form and the Reagan Presidency.”
Question 3 Explanation:
When doing an in-text citation, the author’s last name always goes in parentheses as well as the page number IF it is a book. If there is no author, then the title of the article or publication goes in parentheses.
Which of the following would be an example of a formative assessment when doing a unit on Fiction:
Giving students a final unit exam on the elements and characteristics of a short story.
Having students do a project at the end of the unit that illustrates they understand all the elements of plot.
Reading a short story and then having a roundtable discussion as a class about the different elements found in the story.
Reading a collection of short stories and then having students do a final essay comparing on contrasting the stories, analyzing all the elements of plot.
Question 4 Explanation:
Formative assessments are non-exam or non-testing forms of assessing student progress. They are not final projects or final essays. Thus, the answer is “Reading a short story and then having a roundtable discussion as a class about the different elements found in the story.” This is a way for a teacher to evaluate how well students understand the story. All the answers involve exams, projects, or essays, end-of-the-unit type of assessments.
Read the following passage:
Which of the following underlined words contains an error in capitalization?
North and the South
Question 5 Explanation:
Commanding general should not be capitalizes, because a person's title is only capitalized when it directly precedes their name or is used in place of their name. The word “President” is capitalized here because it directly precedes Abraham Lincoln's name. Civil War is a proper noun; it is lowercased only when referring to it in the general sense. Thus, “World War II” and “Vietnam War” would also be capitalized. North and South are capitalized because they refer to specific regions of the country.
The following is a draft from a student’s essay:
How would you have the student revise this sentence?
The written word “five” should be used as the numeral “5.”
There should be a colon after the word “categories.”
There should be a period after the word “damage.”
You do not need a comma before the word “while.”
Question 6 Explanation:
There should be a colon after the word “categories” because this sets up a series which are the classifications of the different level of storms. The word “five” is correct because anything under 10 should be written out. The comma before the word while is correct because this is the connection of two independent clauses, meaning a comma is appropriate.
Match each logical fallacy with the appropriate example:
Appeal to Authority
Which of the following is the proper MLA citation for a newspaper article you find online?
“10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.” Klein, Christopher. www.history.com. Web. April 4, 2013
Klein, Christopher. “10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.” History.com. 4 Apr 2013. Web.
“10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.” Christopher Klein. History.com. 4 Apr 2013. Web.
Klein, Christopher. History.com. “10 Things You May Not Know About Marin Luther King Jr.” April 4, 2013. Web.
Question 8 Explanation:
A proper citation from an article always uses the author first, the last name preceding the first. This is followed by the article title, the organization/website, the date it was published, and the type of publication (i.e., web, media, speech).
For questions 9–10, read the following passage from an essay:
What would be an appropriate transition to include before Number 5?
Question 9 Explanation:
The correct answer is Furthermore. This is because it adds on to a previous point; it doesn’t change directions in the sentence.
As a teacher, what would be an effective use of feedback for this passage?
The sentences are too short and choppy; combine some sentences into one to improve flow.
Transitions are not needed in this passage; it takes away from the essay’s effect.
There should be a transition before sentence 6.
“Above all” is the wrong transition used in sentence 3.
Question 10 Explanation:
The sentences are too short and choppy. This sounds too elementary; good speeches use stronger vocabulary and include more detailed sentences. Transitions are effectively use, and Above All is the correct transition in 3. No transition is needed before sentence 6.
You are teaching students the writing process. Which of the following would come first in the process?
Writing a rough draft
Revising the paper
Constructing an outline
Handing it into the teacher for the first time
Question 11 Explanation:
Constructing an outline is the next step after brainstorming your ideas and picking a topic. You can’t write an essay until you have an organized outline from which to write off of. Writing a rough draft would be the next thing you do after you make your outline.
Which of the following sentences in an essay effectively uses the point-counter-point technique:
While many argue that the steroid era in baseball helped national interest, it damaged the sports integrity and caused it to lose its place as America’s favorite national pastime.
Steroids in baseball have no place in the game. It is cheating and all players who are found guilty of it should be banished from the Hall of Fame.
According to doctors, taking steroids slowly destroys your body over time, causing muscles to break down. While your muscle mass and weight increases initially, once you stop taking them, your weight rapidly drops.
Are you a fan of taking steroids in baseball? I am not, and this paper will illustrate why it is bad for the game and should be banished forever.
Question 12 Explanation:
An effective point-counterpoint makes the other side’s point, and then combats with why your side is better. The first answer choice is the only one that effectively does this.
What would be the biggest advantage to using a Google Docs PowerPoint Presentation?
You can share the presentation with the students on a class website or page in case a student misses class
It makes it easier for students to copy notes compared to a Microsoft PowerPoint
You are able to use more graphics and charts compared to other types of technological presentations
You can add more notes into one slide compared to other types of presentations
Question 13 Explanation:
This is extremely beneficial because some students will miss class for various reasons, usually illness, so they can access the notes from home and not miss a beat. It also allows you to add comments and interact with your students. The other answers are not benefits of using Google Docs or Google Slides.
Use the following passage for questions 14–15:
“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe” is an example of which type of rhetoric device?
Question 14 Explanation:
This sentence repeats the same rhythm in different clauses. Parallel structure can repeat the same words or use different ones in its place. A chiasmus is when the second part of a sentence or clause mirrors the first, but in a different order. Assonance is the repetition of vowels in a sentence. Allusion makes a reference to something from a book, film, or another person that the audience would recognize.
Kennedy’s tone and verbiage in his speech illustrates that he is giving which type of presentation?
Question 15 Explanation:
This is a Persuasive tone. He is trying to rally Americans to his side, telling them we will do whatever it takes to overcome the challenges we face.
“The man drove around the street frantically looking for his lost dog Jasper" Which of the following phrases from the sentence is best categorized as a prepositional phrase?
“The man drove”
“Around the street”
“Frantically looking for”
“His lost dog Jasper
Question 16 Explanation:
The word “around” is a preposition while the beginning of the other options are not (The, Frantically, His).
A man and his wife and kids are driving across the country, leaving New York and heading to California. He stops in Texas and has a conversation with a groups of locals. They welcome the New Yorkers by saying “Howdy y’all.” They also use the words “ain’t” and call their food “chuck.” In this example, the travelers are most likely encountering which of the following types of language?
Question 17 Explanation:
Dialect refers to the language of a specific region, in this case, how people in Texas generally talk.
“Mr. Brooks presented the award to my father.” Which of the following best describes the underlined portion of the sentence?
Question 18 Explanation:
An indirect object is a noun referring to something (or someone) affected by the action of a verb. In this sentence, the word “award” is the direct object.
For questions 19–20, read the following excerpt from a speech:
Which of the following main ideas can be inferred from the speech excerpt?
There are many apprehensions about artificial intelligence in terms of data security
Artificial Intelligence is giving businesses a competitive edge
Artificial Intelligence can be used to detect facial recognition in high-security areas
Artificial intelligence is changing the way many industries and humans operate
Question 19 Explanation:
This is the overall message that the author is trying to correlate with the audience. The rest of the options are all just details with in the article. They’re not the overall message of what artificial intelligence is doing.
The speech’s title “The Development of Artificial Intelligence Could Spell the End of the Human Race” uses which type of persuasive device?
Question 20 Explanation:
The answer is Logos. By reading this title, it plays on the reader’s emotions, making them feel like Artificial Intelligence Could End the Human Race.
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