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Transitions

Quiz by Kristine Moran

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    What is a transition?
    A word or phrase that is used to emphasize an argument in writing.
    A word or phrase that is used to move one idea to another part of an essay.
    A word or phrase that is used to clarify relationships between ideas and topics in writing.
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  • Q2
    How does a piece of writing that lacks transitions sound?
    Fluid and flowing
    Choppy and mechanical
    Rhythmic and clear
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  • Q3
    What is the first step to using transitions?
    Determine the type of relationship between two or more ideas in the text.
    Choose an appropriate transition that shows or clarifies the relationship between ideas.
    Determine the specific transitions that can be used to express certain relationships.
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  • Q4
    What kind of relationship is expressed in the following sentences? "In his speech, Patrick Henry alluded to the sirens of Greek mythology. He emphasized that listening to the promises of King George of Great Britain could be a deadly mistake."
    Space / Location
    Opposition / Contrast
    Support / Emphasis
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  • Q5
    Choose the best revision of the sentences: "In his speech, Patrick Henry alluded to the sirens of Greek mythology. He emphasized that listening to the promises of King George of Great Britain could be a deadly mistake."
    "IN THE MEANTIME, Patrick Henry alluded to the sirens of Greek mythology WHERE he emphasized that listening to the promises of King George of Great Britain could be a deadly mistake."
    "In his speech, Patrick Henry alluded to the sirens of Greek mythology; REGARDLESS, he emphasized that listening to the promised of King George of Great Britain could be a deadly mistake."
    "In his speech, Patrick Henry alluded to the sirens of Greek mythology IN ORDER TO EMPHASIZE that listening to the promises of King George of Great Britain could be a deadly mistake."
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  • Q6
    What kind of relationship is expressed in the following sentences? "Many colonists were afraid to go to war with Great Britain. Patrick Henry argued that it was necessary for them to live as free men."
    Opposition / Contrast
    Time / Chronology / Sequence
    Agreement / Similarity
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  • Q7
    Choose the best revision of the following sentences: "Many colonists were afraid to go to war with Great Britain. Patrick Henry argued that it was necessary for them to live as free men."
    "Many colonists were afraid to go to war with Great Britain. FURTHERMORE, Patrick Henry argued that it was necessary for them to live as free men."
    "WHILE Many colonists were afraid to go to war with Great Britain, Patrick Henry argued that it was necessary for them to live as free men."
    "LIKE many colonists were afraid to go to war with Great Britain, Patrick Henry argued that it was necessary for them to live as free men."
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  • Q8
    What kind of relationship is expressed in the following sentences? "Patrick Henry used powerful rhetorical devices in his speech. These devices had a profound effect on the way the colonists felt and thought about war with Great Britain."
    Opposition / Contradiction
    Effect / Consequence / Result
    Agreement / Similarity
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  • Q9
    Choose the best revision of the following sentences: "Patrick Henry used powerful rhetorical devices in his speech. These devices had a profound effect on the way the colonists felt and thought about war with Great Britain."
    "Patrick Henry used powerful rhetorical devices in his speech. NOT TO MENTION these devices had a profound effect on the way the colonists felt and thought about war with Great Britain."
    "Patrick Henry used powerful rhetorical devices in his speech; HOWEVER, these devices had a profound effect on the way the colonists felt and thought about war with Great Britain."
    "DUE TO the use of powerful rhetorical devices in his speech, Patrick Henry had a profound effect on the way the colonists felt and thought about war with Great Britain."
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  • Q10
    Transitions can be used
    In topic sentences, to move smoothly from one paragraph to another.
    In concluding sentences, to provide emphasis of ideas.
    Within sentences of body paragraphs, to link ideas together.
    In all of the these places to improve the flow and clarity of ideas.
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