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Question 1 (Multiple Choice Worth 10 points) (MC) Read the sentence and answer the question that follows: In the event that you spy a tornado, go and seek shelter in a dark room that has no windows. Which statement best describes how this sentence can be made more concise. It has a phrase that can be converted to reduce wordiness. It has a modifier that may be eliminated because it does not add any meaning. It has a redundant phrase that may be revised to eliminate repetitiveness. It has a redundant pair that may be revised to eliminate repetitiveness. Question 2 (Multiple Choice Worth 10 points) (MC) Which sentence includes an announcement phrase that should be eliminated to make the statement more concise? Assigning lockers to middle school students is an effective way to teach them time management. Lockers should be provided to middle school students so that they can learn time management. Middle school students would learn time management if they were provided lockers. This essay proves that middle school students should have lockers to learn time management. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 3 (Multiple Choice Worth 10 points) (MC) Read the sentence and answer the question that follows: Historical buildings in the small Kansas town were completely destroyed by the unexpected storm. Which word may be eliminated to remove redundancy? Historical Small Completely Unexpected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 4 (Multiple Choice Worth 10 points) (MC) The passage below can be revised to make it more concise. Which word is a modifier that can be eliminated because it adds no meaning? Dr. Madison is somewhat skeptical about stories of global warming. She has gathered scientific data in remote areas to prove her position. Somewhat Global Scientific Remote -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question 5 (Multiple Choice Worth 10 points) (MC) Compare the bold sections of both sentences and then answer the question that follows: Original: My father disliked sleet, but my father disliked hail more. Revised: My father disliked sleet, but he hated hail more. What was done to the bolded section to improve the sentence? A longer phrase was converted to a single word. A modifier that did not add meaning was removed. Redundant phrases were eliminated. Repetitive words were replaced with synonyms and pronouns.

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