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12. Writing a summary of an essay, article, or other assigned reading material is an effective way to
A. determine whether you’ve understood the material.
B. formally present your own response to the author’s ideas.
C. offer a critical analysis of the material.
D. record your impressions.
13. People with a/an _______ learning style are most likely to enjoy exploring a writing topic thoroughly and completely, without restricting themselves by rules or requirements.
A. emotional
B. abstract
C. independent
D. creative
14. According to Paul’s article, “The New Marshmallow Test,” what exactly is the marshmallow test?
A. A test of hand/eye coordination
B. An experiment that tests a student’s ability to resist a blinking inbox or buzzing phone
C. A series of experiment in which young children were presented with a marshmallow and told they could have two marshmallows if they put off eating one right away
D. A series of memory retention experiments
15. Unless directed otherwise by an instructor, the best approach to writing a response paper is to
A. prepare by reading related essays.
B. critique the author’s writing style.
C. focus on a key idea or a question raised by the essay to which you’re responding.
D. begin by reading responses other people have written.
16. Which of the revisions below is the most appropriate way to correct the following sentence fragment? Jacquie doesn’t travel very much. Because she is afraid of flying.
A. Jacquie doesn’t travel very much; because she is afraid of flying.
B. Jacquie doesn’t travel very much, afraid of flying.
C. Jacquie doesn’t travel very much because she is afraid of flying.
D. Jacquie doesn’t travel very much, she is afraid of flying.
17. Run-on sentences or comma splices can sometimes be corrected by adding a _______ to make one of the clauses dependent.
A. participial phrase
B. coordinating conjunction
C. prepositional phrase
D. subordinating conjunction
18. A claim based on merely one or two specific examples but applied widely as an overall statement about a situation, topic, group, or even a single individual is commonly referred to as a/an
A. overstatement. End of exam
B. generalization.
C. omission.
D. euphemism.
19. In his essay, “Superhero or Supervillain?” Will Oremus mentions research that shows people act morally when
A. they’re raised to observe good manners.
B. they think they’re being watched.
C. it’s against the law to behave otherwise.
D. it’s immoral to behave otherwise.
20. What is an assumption?
A. A reasonable guess based on the available facts and information
B. An idea or principle the writer accepts as true and makes no effort to prove
C. A claim based on one or more specific examples and applied more widely
D. A word or phrase that’s used to avoid a word that is unpleasant, embarrassing, or objectionable

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