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Test nonfiction

There is no major difference between fictional and nonfictional writing.
False
Nonfiction has become a very limited field of writing in the twentieth century.
False
Nonfiction can be as exciting and unusual as fiction.
true
Most nonfiction writers failed as fiction writers first and so undertook a new type of writing.
False
Modern individuals are not too interested in various opinions or in new outlooks on international subjects.
False
A propagandist tries to convince the reader to accept his viewpoint on an issue.
True
Two main types of nonfiction prose are exposition and description.
True
To achieve a strong descriptive essay style, you do not need to bother with details in your writing.
False
A writer usually develops a particular type of expository prose according to the purpose he plans to accomplish in his writing.
True
A character sketch is a type of brief biographical essay.
True
The two major styles of essay writing are informal and humorous.
False
The author who wrote about his experiences as a rural teacher in Kentucky was _____.
Douglass
Private feelings and personal experiences are expressed frequently in a daily writing called a _____.
diary
Jonathan Edward’s famous sermon is entitled “_____.”
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Writing that explains, informs, or gives personal opinons is called _____.
Editorial
Two people presented in this unit who wrote personal narratives about their own spiritual conflicts or growth are _____.
Edwards and ten Boom
Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and personification are types of _____.
figurative language
Writing that “paints” a scene, event, or person by use of graphic details is _____.
descriptive
Analytical writing breaks down a process or situation into its _____.
parts
Among the following, select those elements which are not general characteristics of expository writing.
poetic description
Putting happenings or thoughts into the proper sequence produces _____.
coherence