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Name: _________________________

Section: __________________________

Date: _______________________
Mr. Vlez Gonzlez, M.Ed.

Test # 1(based on the Writing Process)


I.

Identifying Stages in the Writing Process (2 points each). Select the letter of
the writing process stage during which each numbered item takes place.
a. prewriting
b. drafting
c. revising

d. editing/proofreading
e. publishing/presenting

_____ 1. publishing your work in a literary magazine.


_____ 2. brainstorming
_____ 3. correcting misspelled words and eliminating sentence fragments.
_____ 4. identifying purpose and audience
_____ 5. writing a topic sentence
_____ 6. checking for unity and coherence
_____ 7. conducting an interview
_____ 8. decide on the best way to share your writing.
_____ 9. find a topic.
_____ 10. ask yourself whether your ideas are clear and whether they fit together.
_____ 11. check for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
_____ 12. write your ideas in sentences and paragraphs.
_____ 13. make notes about your topic.
II.

Getting Ideas in Order (2 points each). Select the letter of the ordering
method in use in each numbered sentence.
a. spatial order
b. chronological order
c. order of importance

d. cause and effect


e. compare and contrast

_____ 8. The next night we went to the movies.


_____ 9. Our rook leaks every time it rains.
_____ 10. The road wound up and down the hills and through the mountain pass.
_____ 11. Ultrasonography is similar to X-rays, both create an image of internal body
parts.
_____ 12. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; cancer
is the second-leading cause of death.
_____ 13. Janice finished her homework and read a book; later, she washed dishes
and swept the floor.
_____ 14. Sonography is considered safer than X-rays.

III.

Making the Transition (2 points each). Select the letter of the transition that
makes the most sense in each pair of sentences.

_____ 15. The results of this election are likely to be very close. ___________ it is
important for each citizen to vote.
a. Consequently,

b. Similarly,

_____ 16. The sky was clear and blue. ________________ the air felt damp and
heavy.
a. As a result,

b. Even so,

_____ 17. Ill drive you to the game tonight. ____________ you dont need a ride to
school.
a. Next,

b. On the other hand,

_____ 18. The homeless shelter on 89th Street was undergoing construction,
__________ those seeking shelter there were directed to the 63rd Street
shelter.
a. As a result,
IV.

b. In addition,

Writing Topic Sentences (5 ponts each). Select the letter of the most
appropriate topic sentence for each group of supporting sentences.

_____ 19. Books were everywhere; they were tucked neatly into shelves and lay in
stacks on the table. I recognized most of the titles from my college days.
Many of the book covers were slightly torn, and the pages looked old.
a. This was the home of a lover of literature.
b. The room gave the feeling of decay and disintegration.
_____ 20. She slowly opened the door to her first classroom of the day. Glancing
around nervously at a sea of unfamiliar faces, she took a deep breath and
strode to the teachers desk. Time seemed to stand still as she waited in the
front of the class for the teacher, but she managed to smile and appear calm.
a. Rosa looked forward to her first day in the new school.
b. Rosa was apprehensive about her first day in the new school.

V.

Identifying Point of View (2 points each). Select the letter that identifies the
point of view from which each numbered passage is written.
a. first person
b. third-person limited

c. third-person omniscient

_____ 21. I sat at the window and wondered when the rain would stop falling.
_____ 22. James, surprised by Tylers reaction, spent hours trying to figure out what had
said or done that had made Tyler respond in this way.
_____ 23. All my plans were ruined! I could no longer have the party; I couldnt go
out with my friends.
_____ 24. Jackie sat stiffly on the couch. What could she possibly say to this boy
she hardly knew? Curtis stood next to her, his feet shifting. Why couldnt
he ever think of anything to say to a girl?
_____ 25. Carlos puzzled over the test question. Ive got to work faster, he told
himself. In the seat next to his, Kadeem was writing away. Carlos wondered
how schoolwork came so easily to some people.
VI.

Identifying Audience (2 points each). Each of the following paragraphs was


written for a different audience. Who is the audience for each version? Place
the letter of the best audience for each paragraph on the blank, using each
letter once.
a. an adult

b. a young child

c. your friend

_____ 26. Owning a puppy is fun, but its hard work, too. You will have to feed it, take it
for walks, and clean up after it.
_____ 27. There are several things to consider before you bring home a new puppy. Do
you have time to spend with a dog, or do you work long hours? If you want a
large active dog, is your yard large enough to allow the dog to exercise?
_____ 28. Guess What! I finally got a puppy. Hes the same color as your dog, but he
wont be as big. He likes to fetch a ball and tug his rope, Can you come over
soon? I want you to help me think of a name and tell me how to train him.
VII.

Identifying Purpose (2 points each). What was the purpose for writing each
paragraph below? In the space provided, place the letter of the correct purpose
for writing each paragraph.
a. describe

b. persuade

c. inform and explain

d. narrate

_____ 29. Unless you plan to breed your dog, you should have it neutered at about six
months of age. Only an irresponsible dog owner would allow a dog to have
unwanted puppies.

_____ 30. Most people own dogs for companionship, but dogs can serve other purposes,
too. Dogs can be trained to hunt, herd sheep, guard property, guide the visually
impaired, and do many other useful tasks.
_____ 31. I thought I was going to get to pick out a puppy. As soon as summer vacation
started, my mom and I went to the pound. I knew just what kind of dog I
wanted. Then I spotted a pup who seemed glad to see me. It ran over to me. It
licked my hand. I didnt pick out my puppy after all. It picked me!
_____ 32. My cousins dog Lucky is very big. When he stands on his hind legs, he can
look me right in the eye. He has a shaggy black coat and a tongue that
sometimes hangs out of his mouth. Lucky looks scary, but he is the friendliest
dog I know.
VIII.

Writing Assignment. (20 points).

Context: You confide in your best friend about a problem you and your family are
experiencing. Your friend, who has been your best friend since kindergarten listens to
you intently and offers helpful advice. You tell your friend not to tell anyone and then
you the following week you are told by someone else that your problem has been
disclosed. You confront your friend and he apologizes and says that he will never do
that again.
Directions: Write a journal entry describing your feelings about your best friends
telling others about your problem. Do you feel betrayed? Will you be able to trust
your friend with a secret again? Does this incident change your friendship
permanently? Write at least 3 well constructed paragraphs responding to this
situation.
Evaluation Rubric:
Written Response focuses on situation presented.. 20
Importance of incident explained--------------------------------------------------

Change in feelings explored..

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