On Writing Well Multiple Choice Test Questions

William Zinsser
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Part I: Chapter 1 The Transaction

1. Who is the author talking to at the beginning of the book?
(a) He is talking to his wife.
(b) He is talking to his mother.
(c) He is presenting to student writers at a Connecticut school.
(d) He is talking with his editor.

2. Who is rivaling everything that Zissner is saying?
(a) Another writer.
(b) The professor of the class.
(c) A doctor who writes for a hobby.
(d) A student in the audience.

3. Why does the doctor write?
(a) He writes because he hates being a surgeon.
(b) He is writing a book.
(c) He writes for fun.
(d) He writes to make extra money.

4. What are Zissner's feelings about writing?
(a) Writing is easy and anyone can do it.
(b) Writing can easily be taught.
(c) Writing is a craft that is developed over time.
(d) Writing is difficult, but with the right tools, anyone can do it.

5. What does Zissner think of gimmicky writing?
(a) It is worth a try to sell a book or article.
(b) It is the secret to selling a book.
(c) It never works.
(d) It is what gets writers through the door.

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