When you have finished your research and realize that your thesis statement is too broad, your best course of action is to _____
narrow your thesis statement
Which of the following could be a “big question” for a 10- to 12-page multi-source research paper?
What factors explain the continued popularity of Star Trek?
Which of the following is a NOT reliable source of information for a research paper about American writers of the 1920’s?
an article on a high school English class’s web page
When you prepare an outline for a research paper, it is important that the outline be as perfectly prepared and presented as possible. T/F?
Which of the following could be a “big question” for a 10- to 12-page multi-source research paper?
In what ways has the Internet changed how Americans work and entertain themselves?
What is the connection between your “big question” and your thesis statement when you are planning a research paper?
Your thesis statement is the answer to your “big question.
Which of the following is a reliable source of information for a research paper about President John Adams
a U.S. government website about the presidency
Which of the following topics is suitable for a 6- to 10- page research paper?
the Harlem Globetrotters
The purpose of a topic sentence in a research paper is always ____
to tell readers what the paragraph is about
Which of the following phrases would you expect to find in a research paper written in a formal style?
“That is the truth.”
Why should writers write the introduction to a research paper last?
The writer will not introduce any ideas that actually do not get covered in the paper.
The best way to write a persuasive research paper is to _____.
draw conclusions based on the research
The sentence below could be from a research report. Which of the following best describes the problem in it?Neither the author nor him were aware that the story was fabricated.
incorrect pronoun case
The sentence below could be from a research report. Which of the following best describes it?The reviews were published no one saw them, they were still asleep.
run on sentence
Which of the following statements about the content of a research paper is true?
Writers use information from outside sources to help them prove their thesis.
The sentence below could be from a research report.
Which of the following best describes the problem in it?Not finding the proof they wanted, the criminal case could not be brought to court.
overuse of the passive voice
Which of the following statements about revising a research paper is true?
Revising means reexamining the paper for problems related to content and style.
The sentence below could be from a research report. Select the best way to improve it.Did you get what the dude who wrote that quotation is saying?
What can we infer from that quotation?
When must the writer of a research report provide an in-text or parenthetical citation?
whenever the writer has used any information from an outside source
The sentence below could be from a research report. Which of the following best describes it?Did you get what the dude who wrote that quotation is saying?
overly colloquial sentence
The sentence below could be from a research report. Which of the following best describes it?If people think about it, they might understand that Josef Stalin had the Soviet Union’s interests at heart more than he had the interest of the allies at heart.
wordy or repetitious
The sentence below could be from a research report. Select the best way to improve it.If people think about it, they might understand that Josef Stalin had the Soviet Union’s interests at heart more than he had the interest of the allies at hear
Josef Stalin had the Soviet Union’s interests at heart more than the allies’ interests.
Which of the following statements is NOT true about the thesis statement of a research paper?
The thesis statement, once written, can never be changed.
The sentence below could be from a research report. Which of the following best describes the problem in it?Every single one of the walls of that ancient city have been located by radar imaging.
. subject-verb agreement
When you have finished your research and realize that you cannot find information about one part of your topic, your best course of action is to ____
drop that part of the topic
Which part of a printed book is the best place to look to find additional books and materials about the topic?
any bibliographies the book contains
Which of the following parts of a research paper in MLA format is NOT double-spaced?
after periods or other punctuation marks (
How do Realists and Romanticists differ?
Romanticists believed people were the center of the universe and Realists did not.
What was a factor in societies rejection of Romantic’s and Transcendentalist’s views?
Change in religious beliefs
Which literary movement began directly after the Civil War?
What word best describes the Realist’s and Modernist’s perspective on the world?
Which literary movement consists of honest and open descriptions the setting and characters?
What is the primary focus of the literature during the Realism and Modernism movements?
Everyday people’s ability to logically reason
Manny is reading a series of stories with unusual plot sequence and broken story lines.
Which literary movement is he most likely studying?
Which literary movement spanned from the end of World War I to end of World War II?
Calla is reading literature by Mark Twain, Jack London, and Willa Cather. Which literary movement is she most likely studying?
Select the images the speaker talks about while she is doing chores in Amy Lowell’s poem “Interlude.”
Baking “white cakes”,. Picking “green crowns” from strawberries, Placing berries in a “blue and yellow” platter.
Select the Imagists Robert Frost became acquainted with while in England.
Which of the following describes the literal meaning of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” ?
A solitary traveler comes to a fork in a road and makes a decision to take one of the two roads.
Select the traditional poetry elements Robert Frost used in his poems.
Select the reasons Robert Frost and his family moved to England in 1914.
Inability to find a publisher for his poetry, Inability to make a living in the U.S
In “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, what does the speaker conclude about his choice?
His choice made a difference in his life.
In “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, what is the speaker’s regret?
He would never come back to this point again.
Select the reasons the narrator in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” thinks repairing the wall is a game and is not necessary
The pine trees and the apple trees never go across.
What is unusual about the format of “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound?
The poem contains only two lines
What poetry form did Ezra Pound use in “A Station in the Metro”?
What did William Carlos Williams believe was the only requirement to read his poetry?
No background in literature.
The following sentence shows what type of figurative language? His words are like a soothing wind.
Poetry that is like everyday conversation is called?
What was the intent of the Harlem Renaissance?
To realistically portray black life through art.
What is the “interlude” in Amy Lowell’s poem “Interlude”?
The movement of the moon
In Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” what literary device is used in the line, “My soul has grown deep like a river”?
Which of the following best defines hyperbole?
What is the beat made by syllables in a word?
Which figure of speech intentionally underemphasizes something’s truth or significance?
Select the items Langston Hughes combined to create his poetry.
Traditional verse, Blues and jazz
In Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” select the reasons the narrator list the four rivers
To show the evolution of man, To chronicle time.
In Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” what is the purpose of the Mississippi River?
To show the connection to slavery.
She is persistent as gum on the bottom of your shoes is an example of
What statement is true of Postmodernist?
They believe the message is more important than the story and the characters.
What word best describes the literary approach of a Postmodernist?
Which is true of Postmodernism?
It is comprised of many different literary movements.
Postmodern writers highlight that they are writing fiction within the text. Which of the following words, best describes this style?
Which is true of Postmodern literature?
Different from one work to the next.
Why does Martin Luther King, in his I Have a Dream speech, tell the marchers to Go back Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities?
To continue to work for non-violent change in their hometowns.
In “Martin Luther King Jr.: He Showed Us the Way” by César Chávez, nonviolence is more powerful than violence because:
All of the above.
What event and which U.S.
President does Martin Luther King allude to at the beginning of his I Have a Dream speech?
Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.
What was the reason Martin Luther King was in Memphis when he was assassinated?
Download and read César Chávez’s Commonwealth Club Address and use it to answer the following question:Excerpt:”These trends are part of the forces of history which cannot be stopped.
No person and no organization can resist them for very long; they are inevitable. Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
“—César Chávez, in his Commonwealth Club Address, delivered on November 9, 1984Which rhetorical device doesCésar Chávez use in this excerpt of his speech?
In “Martin Luther King Jr.: He Showed Us the Way” by César Chávez, choose the best summary of Chavez’s argument.
Nonviolence brings together people of good conscience, and its benefits are overwhelmingly positive compared to any act of violence.
Download and read César Chávez’s Commonwealth Club Address and use it to answer the following question:In his speech, Chávez argues that _________has helped migrant workers gain rights.
Who did Martin Luther King study as he developed his non-violent strategy for social change?
In the poem “Alone” by Maya Angelou, what line is repeated to express the poem’s theme?
“Nobody can make it out here alone.”
In the essay “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, a synonym of the word impeccable is:
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” why was Amy Tan once ashamed of the way her mother speaks English?
Because other people often treated her mother poorly because of the way she spoke.
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” what does the instance Amy Tan’s mother had with the doctors imply?
People whose language ability isn’t perfect may not always be taken seriously
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” according to Amy Tan, when people speak with “broken” or “fractured” English like her mother’s it may…
Cover up how much he or she actually understands.
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” according to Amy Tan, why might it often be true that foreign students tend to do better at math than language classes?
Language has many variables, and is learned by personal experience rather than straight-forward facts.
Why does Maya Angelou call too many different races and cultures in her poem “On the Pulse of the Morning?”
It shows that all races and people must be united to face the future with hope.
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” when Amy Tan explains how she attempted to capture “her intent, her passion, her imagery, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts,” which of the Six Traits of Writing is she applying?
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” what shows that Mrs. Tan was aware of her limitations with English?
Amy used to speak in her mother’s place now and then.
What is the common rhyme scheme in the first seven stanzas of Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise?”
In the poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” by Maya Angelou, what is the purpose of the allusion to the mastodon and dinosaurs?
The allusion shows that humanity may go extinct, like those two creatures, if we fail to live peacefully.
According to Maya Angelou, what is the best definition of collective pacifism?
A group of people choosing peaceful protest over violence.
Which sentence is the best summary of the theme of “Alone” by Maya Angelou?
One thing that all people have in common is their need for each other.
In “Straw into Gold: The Metamorphosis of the Everyday” by Sandra Cisneros, what was the surprise that Cisneros had when she was invited to dinner?
She was expected to cook tortillas
In the essay “Mother Tongue,” when beginning to write, what did Amy Tan first believe showed a person’s mastery of English?
Complicated word use
Determine if the example is an argument, a persuasion, or propaganda. A student running for class president, creates a poster that states “When I am elected, all students will receive five passes for no homework”.
Which of the following is NOT an aspect of perspective in persuasive rhetoric?
Understanding the reader’s viewpoint
Determine if the example is an argument, a persuasion, or propaganda. A commercial that attests to a politician’s morals and personal beliefs and how it will impact the people if he is elected
What Socratic characteristic best defines the following excerpt from “”Letter from a Birmingham Jail””? “”But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statements in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.”
Admit ignorance and skepticism
Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech one hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation. What does he say the U.
S. has failed to make good on “insofar as her citizens of color are concerned”?
The “promissory note” that guarantees equal rights to all citizens.
Which word best defines Postmodern literature?
What person wrote the American Creed?
William Tyler Page
What is NOT revealed in the analysis of a rhetorical situation?
Audience opinion of the speaker or writer
In “Straw into Gold: The Metamorphosis of the Everyday” by Sandra Cisneros, whose voice has Cisneros adopted for many of her stories and poems?
Determine if the example is an argument, a persuasion, or propaganda. A church group uses the media in a purposeful manner to convince the public that their beliefs are superior to other religions.
A toothpaste company makes the argument that their toothpaste is recommended by 4 out of 5 dentist.
Which rhetorical strategy is the company using?
In Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which of the following best describes the line, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood”?
Ending racism raises up our entire country.
What Socratic characteristic best defines the following excerpt from “”Letter from a Birmingham Jail””? “”In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But is this a logical assertion? Isn’t this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn’t this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populace in which they made him drink hemlock?””