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Author's Purpose Quiz

Quiz by AMBER PARKER

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  • Q1
    The author wants to amuse you or for you to enjoy the writing. Examples: poems, stories, plays, songs
    Inform
    Entertain
    Explain
    Persuade
    120s
  • Q2
    The author want to convince you to do, buy, or believe something. Examples: advertisements, opinion essays, campaign speeches
    Inform
    Describe
    Persuade
    Entertain
    120s
  • Q3
    The author wants to give you information. Examples: textbooks, expository essays, newspaper articles, biographies, non-fiction books
    Explain
    Entertain
    Describe
    Inform
    120s
  • Q4
    The author wants you to visualize or experience a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: imagery, sensory elements
    Entertain
    Persuade
    Descriptive
    Inform
    120s
  • Q5
    The author wants to tell you how to do something or how something works. Examples: instructions, recipes, guides, steps, procedures
    Entertain
    Describe
    Inform
    Explain
    120s
  • Q6
    "But please!" exclaimed Maddie. "I've been thinking about riding this all day!" "Fine," said Maddie's Mother, "but only once and NO begging to ride again!" Maddie waited in line for the roller coaster, anxious and scared. As she climbed off after the ride, she spotted her mother, ran up to her pleading, "Please, may I ride it again?!" *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Describe
    Entertain
    Inform
    Persuade
    120s
  • Q7
    Throwing snowballs is a fun and simple way to pass the time in the winter. First, find some soft but thick snow. The snow is no good for snowballs if it is too hard and icy nor too soft and crumble. You will know the snow is just right when it is easy to collect and pack together but isn't too hard. Shape the snow into a firm, round ball by rolling it between your palms. Finally, spot your target, aim, and throw! Remember, it isn't nice to throw snowballs at unsuspecting people. Now you know how to make a snowball so you can have fun with your friends. *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Explain
    Entertain
    Inform
    Describe
    120s
  • Q8
    Attention Florida coast residents: EVACUATE NOW! Hurricane Henry is currently a category 5 storm and headed right for your area. You will not be safe if you choose to stay in your home! The only way to be safe is to evacuate right away! if you choose to stay in your home and find yourself in an emergency, the first responders will not be able to get out in the storm to help you. There is extreme danger of a storm surge and very high winds. Residents who choose to stay are likely to be injured or killed. NOW is the time to evacuate! *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Inform
    Persuade
    Describe
    Explain
    120s
  • Q9
    Frostbite is a medical condition in which localized damage has been caused to skin and other tissue due to extended exposure to freezing temperatures. Frostbite usually occurs in the extremities, hands or feet, because they are farthest away from the heart and most likely to be exposed to the freezing conditions. Frostbite occurs when the body stops circulating blood in an area of the body that is too cold. The body does this in order to preserve body heat and fight hypothermia. In severe cases, frostbite can lead to amputation. *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Describe
    Inform
    Explain
    Entertain
    120s
  • Q10
    As a lion slept, a tiny mouse began to run up and down him. As the lion woke, he trapped the mouse with his paw and prepared to swallow the mouse. "Excuse me," cried the mouse, "but if you let me go, I will never forget it. One day, I will return the favor." The lion was so amused at the idea of a mouse being able to help a mighty lion that he let the mouse go free. Sometime later, the lion was caught in a trap and the hunters went to search for a wagon to carry the lion away. The tiny mouse saw the lion and began to gnaw the ropes off the trap until the lion was freed and they both disappeared away from the hunter's ruined trap! *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Persuade
    Entertain
    Describe
    Explain
    120s
  • Q11
    When entering the art studio, the sight of various colors fills your eyes. The bright colors startle you as you look around, breathing in the smells of paper, canvas, crayons, and paint. Huge, vast windows fill one wall, overlooking a beautiful cityscape. Soft classical music plays in the background, providing inspiration for artists and their teachers. As you approach a sculpture, you are surprised to find that it feels warm and soft, despite it's shiny, hard appearance. Every footstep, whisper, and other sound is amplified in the hard, bright room. *(What is the author's purpose?)
    Persuade
    Entertain
    Describe
    Inform
    120s

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