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Transitions Quiz

Complete each paragraph by selecting the transition (word or phrase) that best fits in each blank. Do not use the same transition more than once. Once you have made your selections, carefully review your choices before you press the button labelled "Submit my answers"—some transition words may seem similar in meaning, but your goal is to choose the ones that create the most effective paragraph.

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A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.

1. A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds.

a) consequently
b) because
c) furthermore
d) instead
e) for example

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2. _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat.

a) Consequently
b) Because
c) Furthermore
d) Instead
e) For example

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3. _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy.

a) Consequently
b) Because
c) Furthermore
d) Instead
e) for example

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4. _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.

a) Consequently
b) Because
c) Furthermore
d) Instead
e) For example

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5) _____ many educators and parents have praised the Harry Potter series, some Christian parents have called for a ban on the books in their schools and libraries. Some churches have even gone as far as burning the books, citing biblical injunctions against witchcraft, 6) _____ those in Exodus and Leviticus. 7) _____, some Christians believe the books are compatible with Christianity, 8) _____, that they embody basic Christian beliefs.


5. _____ many educators and parents have praised the Harry Potter series, some Christian parents have called for a ban on the books in their schools and libraries.

a) although
b) In addition
c) Such as
d) However
e) Indeed

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6. Some churches have even gone as far as burning the books, citing biblical injunctions against witchcraft, _____ those in Exodus and Leviticus.

a) although
b) in addition
c) such as
d) however
e) indeed

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7. _____, some Christians believe the books are compatible with Christianity,

a) Although
b) In addition
c) Such as
d) However
e) Indeed

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8. _____, that they embody basic Christian beliefs.

a) Although
b) In addition
c) Such as
d) However
e) Indeed

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Massive energy consumption is having a negative impact on the planet. 9) _____, in the summer of 2006, Wsestern Europe experienced some of the hottest weather on record. 10)______, this temperature increase is not an isolated occurrence. 11)_____, almost every credible scientist today believes that the earth is experiencing climate change due to the emissions of greenhouse gases from cars and coal-burning power plants. Ninety per cent of the energy used in the US comes from fossil fuels, oil, coal, and natural gas (Borowitz 43), 12)_____ problems arise from other sources, too (e.g., nuclear power plants leave radioactive by-products, making storage difficult). 13)______, dams are not much better, as nearby populations must be relocated, and the surrounding habitat is destroyed.


9. _____, in the summer of 2006, western Europe experienced some of the hottest weather on record.

a) In fact
b) For example
c) Unfortunately
d) Moreover
e) But

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10. ______, this temperature increase is not an isolated occurrence.

a) In fact
b) For example
c) Unfortunately
d) Moreover
e) But

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11. _____, almost every credible scientist today believes that the earth is experiencing climate change due to the emissions of greenhouse gases from cars and coal-burning power plants.

a) In fact
b) For example
c) Unfortunately
d) Moreover
e) But

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12. Ninety per cent of the energy used in the US comes from fossil fuels, oil, coal, and natural gas (Borowitz 43), _____ problems arise from other sources, too (e.g., nuclear power plants leave radioactive by-products, making storage difficult).

a) in fact
b) for example
c) unfortunately
d) moreover
e) but

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13. ______, dams are not much better, as nearby populations must be relocated, and the surrounding habitat is destroyed.

a) In fact
b) For example
c) Unfortunately
d) Moreover
e) But

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14) _____, studies investigating the pros and cons of single-sex versus coeducation schools have come to public attention, 15)_____ the results show some dramatic differences between the genders. 16)_____, single-sex schools appear to help girls with their work habits; 17)_____, boys achieve a higher success rate in a coeducational system. 18)_____, girls seem to work best when communication and co-operation are stressed, 19)_____ boys may be more comfortable with individual and competitive styles of learning.


14. _____, studies investigating the pros and cons of single-sex versus coeducation schools have come to public attention,

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

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15. _____ the results show some dramatic differences between the genders.

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

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16. _____, single-sex schools appear to help girls with their work habits;

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

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17. _____, boys achieve a higher success rate in a coeducational system.

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

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18. _____, girls seem to work best when communication and co-operation are stressed,

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

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19. _____ boys may be more comfortable with individual and competitive styles of learning.

a) Whereas
b) For example
c) By contrast
d) Recently
e) And
f) In other words

Answer