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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a An intro to a written or spoken work; an intro act; Any prologue to the story of Beowulf must include a brief history of the Danes.
- b Overused phrase, stereotyped phrase; Simon criticizes the American Idol contestants so frequently that his barbs have become cliche
- c An account of the author's personal experience; Celebrity memoirs virtually always sell well, because everyone wants to know what they did and with whom.
- d A passage or piece from a larger work or document; An excerpt taken from Emma Lazarus' poem was printed on the program for the holiday festival.
- e To make a written copy of; to translate into another language; The law firm of McGillicuddy and MacHine always hires a stenographer to transcribe their depositions.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Something or someone of no value or importance; a secret method of writing; Daisy thought the vast was an antique and expected hundreds of dollars for it, but then realized it was a cipher when she only received two dollars for it.
- To restate text giving the same meaning in different words; The teacher instructed the students to give credit to work they paraphrase, reminding them that just because they put another person's work in their own words does not make it theirs.
- A principle, position, or policy held by a religion or government; a statement of such a policy; The Manga Carta is considered one of the most important *doctrines& in the history of democracy and influenced the UD Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- A casual or indirect reference to something
- Cons=cise; brief; Ernest Hemingway is best known for his spare, terse prose; he rarely wrote more words than were necessary.
5 True/False Questions
Expository → Serving to explain or expound. When a television show is broadcast in two parts, the second show is preceded by an expository statement clip to let views know what took place in the first part.
Metaphorical → Fake; Although compelling, stories about alligators living in NYC sewers are more than likely apocryphal and full under the heading of "urban legend".
Pedantic → Overly concerned with details or formalities; pretentious in one's learning;It is important for a wedding planner to be pedantic; attention to detail is crucial for a successful wedding.
Rehash → Cons=cise; brief; Ernest Hemingway is best known for his spare, terse prose; he rarely wrote more words than were necessary.
Calumny → Overused phrase, stereotyped phrase; Simon criticizes the American Idol contestants so frequently that his barbs have become cliche