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Study Questions: Chapter 6

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the textbook, the traditional and most common way to create reader interest is called the __________.
a) logical approach
b) traditional approach
c) common approach
d) dramatic approach

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2. A traditional introduction is often referred to as the __________.
a) dramatic approach
b) upright pyramid
c) inverted pyramid
d) None of the above

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3. The dramatic approach to an essay introduction can begin with __________.
a) a quotation
b) a question
c) a personal experience
d) All of the above

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4. A writer should announce his or her topic and main points in the __________.
a) conclusion
b) thesis
c) opening sentence
d) first body paragraph

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5. An essay that begins with a general statement before dramatically arguing the opposite is an example of a __________ approach.
a) dramatic
b) logical
c) dramatic-logical
d) logical-dramatic

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6. A simple thesis statement has __________ necessary parts.
a) two
b) three
c) four
d) None of the above

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7. In an introduction, the writer should not __________ the main points.
a) introduce
b) develop
c) address
d) none of the above

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8. All of the following, except for __________, are all types of essay conclusions.
a) circular
b) spiral
c) square
d) Both B and C

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9. A circular conclusion ________ the thesis.
a) restates
b) questions
c) challenges
d) discusses

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10. ”Everyone these days has used a computer at one time or another.” This opening sentence is an example of an __________ opening sentence.
a) abrupt
b) irrelevant
c) overstated
d) obvious

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Short Answer Questions

1. The ________ approach to an introduction is used to surprise or intrigue the reader.

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2. The logical approach is also called the ________ structure.

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3. The ________ approach is the most common and traditional way to develop interest in a topic.

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4. An effective thesis statement should be interesting, ________, and ________.

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5. The introduction is a writer’s first opportunity to establish his or her ________.

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6. Two specific types of thesis statements covered in the textbook are ________ and ________.

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7. The length of an introduction usually varies according to the length of the ________.

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8. The two kinds of conclusions are ________ and ________.

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9. A conclusion should be ________, but not boring or ________.

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10. A conclusion should restate the thesis, but not ________.

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