Unit Two Quiz Edit


Writing Prompt! In a brief paragraph or two, respond to one of these questions.

  1. You discovered a genie’s lamp! What will your three wishes be?
  2. What are your favorite artworks, artists, or periods of art? Why?

Please summarize the “Personal Narrative Essay Instructions” page on the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website.


Please describe two or more things you remember, from the readings, on how to punctuate dialogue (which is sometimes also spelled as “dialog.”)


Please describe one or more things you remember, from the video, on “verb tense.”


According to the Roman poet, Horace, the best way to start writing your story is…

“From the egg,” or ab ovo.

With a summary of prior events.

Using specific, sensory details.

“In the middle of things,” or in medias res.


In formal writing, it’s more important to honor the honesty of the moment by leaving the rough draft as-is, to preserve its authenticity.


Which answer is most true about writing with specific details?

Specific details help readers “see” and “feel” what characters (or people) are going through.

Specific details distract readers from grasping the message of your writing.

Specific details make it hard to prove your points in your writing.

Specific details waste readers’ time. It’s best to write summaries, instead, to save time and effort.


Based on the briefing video, which is the most accurate sentence?

Lengthy paragraphs allow writers to include extended summaries which helps readers engage and follow along with personal narratives.

Lengthy paragraphs show sophistication, so many contemporary writers use longer and longer paragraphs.

Many contemporary writers use brief paragraphs to emphasize clarity for online readers.

It’s more important to use lengthy paragraphs than to use dialogue, so if someone speaks in a narrative, it needs to be an extended monologue to add impact to a narrative.


Which sentence better exemplifies contemporary writing?

“We will now consider what many experts have discovered concerning the predominant hue of earth’s atmosphere as viewed from its surface.”

“The sky is blue.”


Please match the following examples with the corresponding type of “person” they represent.

Third Person

Second Person

First Person

“I went to Hogwarts hoping to master magic, but all I got was a pesky owl and a knack for misplacing my wand!”

“Bella Swan’s heart skipped a beat as she caught a glimpse of Edward Cullen walking by.”

“Don’t chase after Sith Lords with your lightsaber alight unless you’re ready to confront the power of the Dark Side!”