What Should I Write My Research Paper On Quiz

  • 1. 

    A good way to evaluate trustworthy online sources is to...

    • A. 

      Look at the domain extension.

    • B. 

      Look for pages with background music.

    • C. 

      Look for pages that have no author listed.

    • D. 

      Look for pages written by amateurs.

  • 2. 

    In general, the most trustworthy online sources have the domain extensions...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

  • 3. 

    In general, an online source is not good if...

    • A. 

      The author has authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      The author provides evidence to substantiate opinions.

    • C. 

      There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

    • D. 

      What the author says can be substantiated by other sources.

  • 4. 

    In general, an online source is good if...

    • A. 

      It provides no links to other sources.

    • B. 

      The author uses an angry, provocative tone.

    • C. 

      The tone is sensationalistic.

    • D. 

      The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.

  • 5. 

    Sites should be avoided if...

    • A. 

      They contain a lot of dead links.

    • B. 

    • C. 

      The information they contain is relevant to your research.

    • D. 

      The author uses a fair and balanced tone.

  • 6. 

    A good thesis statement...

    • A. 

    • B. 

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C. 

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D. 

  • 7. 

    A good thesis statement...

    • A. 

      Presents more than one position on a topic.

    • B. 

      Is angry and biased in tone.

    • C. 

      Is merely a restatement of the topic.

    • D. 

      Makes clear the direction the essay is going to take.

  • 8. 

    If you are experiencing writer's block, you should...

    • A. 

      Make sure that everything you write is perfect.

    • B. 

      Turn off your internal critic.

    • C. 

      Start writing later in the quarter.

    • D. 

      Start writing your introduction.

  • 9. 

    Generally speaking, which of the following should you NOT do when writing a paper?

    • A. 

      Start early enough in the quarter to make sure you are finished in time.

    • B. 

      Develop the introduction and conclusion later.

    • C. 

      Use deadlines (as motivators) to your own advantage.

    • D. 

      Try to put everything in a logical order while you are writing.

  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not a good way to structure your paper?

    • A. 

      Asking yourself questions about the text as you read.

    • B. 

      Arguing against a secondary source with which you disagree.

    • C. 

      Writing bits and pieces of your paper, then putting them all together in a logical order afterwards.

    • D. 

      Trying to guess what your professor wants.

  • 11. 

    Which of the following statements is NOT true?

    • A. 

      Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.

    • B. 

      Even people who write well sometimes have difficulty writing.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the final grade will probably make it more difficult to write.

    • D. 

      You should always choose a topic that is interesting to you.

  • 12. 

    Which of the following should you NOT do if you are having difficulty writing?

    • A. 

      Focus on the subject of your paper.

    • B. 

      Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.

    • C. 

      Give yourself small rewards along the way.

    • D. 

      Establish your own personal ideal conditions for writing.

  • 13. 

    Mind mapping and outlining are different ways of...

    • A. 

      Organizing your thoughts.

    • B. 

      Scheduling your writing time.

    • C. 

    • D. 

      Getting bogged down in your research.

  • 14. 

    Which of these is not a transition statement?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

  • 15. 

    Which of these is not a transition statement?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

  • 16. 

    Which of these is not a transition statement?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a transition statement?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

  • 18. 

    Revising and editing are the same thing.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 19. 

    The difference between revising and editing is that...

    • A. 

      When we revise we make minor changes, and when we edit we make major changes to our writing.

    • B. 

      When we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing.

    • C. 

      Revising has to do with improving the text, and editing doesn't.

    • D. 

      Editing has to do with improving the text, and revising doesn't.

  • 20. 

    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 21. 

    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 22. 

    Your paper should have a unifying theme stated as a thesis near the end of the first or second paragraph.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 23. 

    It is best to avoid theses that are too argumentative or controversial.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 24. 

    An argument is a conceptual statement aimed at a specific conclusion.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 25. 

    It's a good idea to give your paper the same title as the work you are writing about.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 26. 

    Ideally, your title should be informative enough that anyone who reads it will have some idea what your paper is about.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 27. 

    If you have to use pronouns to refer to people in general, you should use the masculine forms (he, his, him).

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 28. 

    You should strive to use erudite words in your writing, even if you're not sure what they mean.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 29. 

    If you are not writing a paper, but giving a presentation in class, you don't have to worry about research and organization

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 30. 

    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 31. 

    Writing your paper in stages, bit by bit, is the surest way to guarantee successful completion.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 32. 

    When writing your paper, you should keep in mind the arguments a hostile reader might make.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 33. 

    You cannot use secondary sources if they do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 34. 

    Choosing a topic that is too narrow is as big a problem as choosing a topic that is too broad.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 35. 

    In literary analysis we do not speak of right or wrong readings, but of strong or weak readings.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 36. 

    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 37. 

    A literary analysis of a narrative work is usually a plot summary.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 38. 

    When you read a text for analysis, you should underline, highlight, or otherwise take notes as you read.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 39. 

    The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 40. 

    Tone is the attitude that is created by the words in the text.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 41. 

    If a text breaks the conventions of its genre, that's not usually something you would comment on in an analysis.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 42. 

    All of the things evoked in the text are collectively referred to as imagery.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 43. 

    A symbol is an image that has more than one meaning in a text.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 44. 

    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 45. 

    You should probably decide on your research topic before you go to the library to search for sources.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 46. 

    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 47. 

    In most cases, you will probably have to narrow your topic, or you will have too much information.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 48. 

    In Modern Languages courses, most of your secondary sources are likely to be newspaper and magazine articles.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 49. 

    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 50. 

    Block quotes are used for quotes that are three lines or longer.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 51. 

    All plagiarism is intentional.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 52. 

    Quotation marks are used for the titles of novels.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 53. 

    The word sic is used to indicate you know there is something wrong with the original text you are quoting.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 54. 

    Even if you name your source in the sentence in which you cite them, you still have to include their last name in the parenthetical reference.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 55. 

    Citations are usually used to give credence to our own arguments or to refute what someone else said.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 56. 

    If you can find the same information in several different sources, you should still cite the original source where you found it.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 57. 

    You cannot do a comparison and contrast essay with two works that are completely different from each other.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 58. 

    The basic format of an essay is: thesis statement, evidence for the thesis, introduction of topic, conclusion.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 59. 

    In a critique, you must present your own opinions.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 60. 

    When you interpret a text, you are merely being asked to give your personal opinions about the text.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 61. 

    A good thesis statement should present incontrovertible facts.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 62. 

    A good thesis statement should present your opinion without using pejorative language.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 63. 

    Not all web pages are considered viable academic material for a research paper.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 64. 

    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 65. 

    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 66. 

    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 67. 

    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 68. 

    We generally write our introduction first, then move on to the body of the paper.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 69. 

    When taking notes, we should use quotation marks for the words we got directly from another source.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 70. 

    Thesis statements should not be controversial.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 71. 

    Typically in the introduction there is a general statement of the topic, a narrowing of the topic, then a statement of the thesis.

    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 1. 

    What is your favorite subject in school?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

      Family and Consumer Science

    • G. 

    • H. 

  • 2. 

    After school you are most likely to be...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

      Researching on the internet

    • E. 

    • F. 

  • 3. 

    Which of the following would you must likely want to do for a living?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

      Professional Athlete or Coach

    • E. 

    • F. 

  • 4. 

    Which kind of book would you pick to do a book report about?

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

      Autobiography of an Athlete

    • F. 

      A comupter programing book

  • 5. 

    You are at a movie store and must choose of film to watch, your pick is filled with...

    • A. 

      Well dressed people partying

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

  • 6. 

    The person you most admire is...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

  • 7. 

    On a first date you would most likely want to...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

      Out for dinner and shopping

  • 8. 

    You just won the lottery your first purchase is on...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

      A vaction to the orginal 13 states

    • E. 

    • F. 

      The latest sports equpiment

  • 9. 

    Your favorite store is...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

  • 10. 

    In one word your friends would describe you as...

    • A. 

    • B. 

    • C. 

    • D. 

    • E. 

    • F. 

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