Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the transaction in writing?
2. How does Zinsser approach unusual words?
3. Chapter 3 is about __________.
4. Can good writing be taught?
5. What is the old view of nonfiction?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do writers have a hard time starting at the "true beginning?"
2. Should sports writers add their opinions in sports articles?
3. Why are thesauri so good for brainstorming?
4. What is a good way to learn how to write with humor? How much humor should be used?
5. Who does Zinsser say are the worst writers guilty of clutter?
6. What do all good writers do when it comes to improving?
7. Why is it important for writers to maintain unity throughout a piece? Three things are vitally important.
8. Explain some of the choices that writers have to take when editing?
9. What needs to be described in a travel article?
10. What does Zinsser make of this distinction of fiction versus nonfiction in the literary world?
What is clutter within an article and how does Zinsser suggest writers cut it out? Are there times when clutter would be a good think to have within a sentence or paragraph? Was it hard for you to recognize clutter within your own writing?
What do you think about Zinsser's point of view on the audience? Who does he feel is more important? Do you agree that a writer should ignore their potential audience and focus solely on pleasing themselves first? Why or why not?
How have you heard the Eiffel Tower described? Regardless of whether you've seen it or not, describe it a different way, positive or negative. Avoid cliches.
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