Topic: English Comp.
Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.
1. Barry is writing a research paper about the drought conditions in California. Rather than simply writethat "the drought has continued over the past four years," he would most likely need to use informationfrom sources toA. make a general comment more specific.B. eliminate bias.C. compare information about similar events.D. reinforce an opinion with concrete evidence
2. Which of the following is an example of maintaining academic integrity?A. Using graphs, tables, or diagrams that someone else created, without citing themB. Acknowledging a source when directly quoting, but not including quotation marksC. Summarizing source information and including a citation on the Works Cited pageD. Submitting an essay that a friend submitted several years ago
3. You`re conducting observations for an essay on working conditions in a shirt factory. Which of thefollowing tips does your text offer for doing that effectively?A. Finalize your thesis before beginning your research.B. Evaluate your dominant first impressions.C. Skip taking notes since they can influence your opinion.D. Visit a different factory first so you can compare the two.
4. In order to make a quotation clearer or fit grammatically into your sentence, you can add words andphrases enclosed byA. parentheses.B. brackets.C. ellipses.D. commas.
5. It`s permissible to delete a word or phrase from a direct quotation as long as you don`t change themeaning of the quote. To indicate your deletion in the quote, you wouldA. use a hyphen in place of the deleted word or passage.B. write the word "deleted" in that space.C. use an ellipsis to designate a deletion.D. mark the deleted space with a comma before and after the deleted word.
6. ___ are publications geared toward audiences made up of people in specific professions.A. Trade journalsB. Popular sourcesC. Reference worksD. General-interest nonfiction books
7. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?A. The mechanic asked, "Have you had the oil changed in your car this year?"B. The mechanic asked "have you had the oil changed in your car this year?"C. The mechanics asked me, "have you had the oil changed in your car this year"?D. The mechanic asked me "Have you had the oil changed in your car this year"?
8. Suppose you`re writing a research paper about a study pointing to a breakthrough drug treatment forAlzheimer`s disease. What sort of source information would you need in order to make informed andaccurate comments?A. General assumptions about previous treatmentsB. Background information on the causes of Alzheimer`sC. Primary source material about people suffering from Alzheimer`sD. Information about the group that conducted the study, where the results were published, and how the new drug works
9. Which of the following is a true statement about an MLA Works Cited page?A. The Works Cited page should contain all information you found when completing research.B. The Works Cited page should be alphabetized by author`s name.C. The Works Cited page should immediately follow the conclusion and be on the same page.D. The Works Cited page requires no special formatting.
10. It`s necessary to use a/an ___ when a quotation is introduced by a verb.A. quotation markB. colonC. commaD. ellipse
11. If you`re not assigned a topic for a research paper and are working to choose an interesting topic, whichof the following terms would you avoid as a criterion for your choice?A. BreakingB. NovelC. PracticalD. Manageable
12. When revising a research paper, the first step is toA. analyze and revise each paragraph in succession.B. check each sentence for correct structure and in-text citation format.C. create an annotated bibliography.D. evaluate the paper as a unified piece of writing.
13. The author of a source may be considered reliable if he or sheA. bends facts to make a point.B. includes opposing views.C. summarizes facts without attribution or citation.D. omits information that doesn`t fit his or her opinion.
14. It`s best to avoid using quotations whenA. the original words express the exact point you want to make.B. you`re revealing ordinary facts or opinions.C. the statement expresses an idea that you want to make clear is not your own.D. the author`s wording is unusual or noteworthy.
15. Before conducting an interview, Grace devises a list of ___ questions, aimed at generatingdiscussionA. closedB. generalC. complexD. open
16. Of the following, which system of note-taking would be the most appropriate to use while doingresearch for a paper?A. Making a notecard for each sourceB. Copying and pasting source text to use, without citation, within the final paperC. Memorizing information for each sourceD. Highlighting all unfamiliar terms within each source
17. According to MLA citation style rules, when citing a document on a website, the title of the documentisA. italicized and enclosed in quotation marks.B. bolded.C. enclosed in quotation marks.D. italicized.
18. The MLA format for citing an entire website includesA. source from which you found the website.B. electronic publication information.C. author`s apparent credibility.D. an article title.End of exam
19. Bradley has chosen topic for his research paper. What is the next step in the planning process that heshould take?A. Looking for sourcesB. Listing research questionsC. Creating an outlineD. Writing a working thesis
20. A keyword search of a library database will typically turn upA. a detailed summary of the contents of relevant materials.B. author contact information.C. who used the source last.D. publication information.