Representing Text in an Outline

Pretest

 

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1. Outlining the important facts:
a. Organizes details in our mind.
b. Makes it shorter for us to read.
c. Helps save paper.
d. Requires less writing.

2. Rewriting the paragraph:
a. Makes it clearer in our mind.
b. Emphasizes the important points.
c. Is not as good as outlining.
d. Helps you remember it better.

3. In an outline:
a. You do not have to write complete thoughts.
b. You need to copy all of the words.
c. You can't leave any details out.
d. You need to write complete sentences.

4. Outlining refers to:
a. Drawing boxes around important paragraphs.
b. Drawing boxes around important words.
c. Drawing a box around the title.
d. Listing the important facts in a connected way.

5. In an outline, you only list:
a. The main idea in each paragraph.
b. One important word for each paragraph.
c. The important facts in each paragraph.
d. The title and all the details.

6. In an outline:
a. The first important fact is listed first.
b. The topic is listed first.
c. The most important fact is listed first.
d. The first important fact and one detail is listed first.


Select the correct outline for the remaining questions.

7. Watches used to run only with spring-loaded gears. If you didn't remember to wind your watch everyday, your watch would run down and stop. Today, watches run on small batteries which keep the time correctly until the battery has no more charge. With a new battery, a watch will keep time like it did when it was new.

a. I. Watches
A. wind everyday
B. Bakers gave to poor
C. 3 billion - USA

b. I. Naples - Pizza Capital
A. bakers gave to poor
B. Special built ovens
C. 3 billion-USA

c. I. Watches
A. wind everyday
B. spring-loaded gears
C. now - batteries
D. replace battery - new

d. I. Watches
A. now - batteries
B. replace battery - new
C. spring-loaded gears
D. wind everyday

8. Naples, Italy is the pizza capital of the world. Centuries ago bakers there gave the
poor a piece of bread with tomato sauce on it, and from this emerged pizza.
Bakers there even have special ovens built to bake pizzas in. Today, there are over
3 billion pizzas sold just in the United States.

a. I. Pizza Capital - Naples
A. special built ovens
B. bakers gave to poor
C. 3 billion - USA

b. I. Naples - Pizza Capital
A. bakers gave to poor
B. special built ovens
C. 3 billion - USA

c. I. 3 billion pizzas - USA
A. pizza capital - Naples
B. bakers - to poor
C. special built ovens

d. I. Bakers - pizza to poor
A. 3 billion pizza - USA
B. pizza capital - Naples
C. special built ovens

9. Using a digital camera today is fun and convenient. You just aim the camera and snap. You instantly have a picture that you can display on a computer. You can even use programs to edit them and send them immediately in e-mails. The pictures are crisp and clear and you can store them electronically. Now we don't have to worry about pictures falling apart when the paper gets old.

a. I. Digital Cameras - convenient
A. display on computer
B. store electronically
C. crisp, clear pictures

b. I. Digital Cameras - convenient
A. store electronically
B. crisp, clear pictures
C. edit and e-mail

c. I. Digital Cameras - convenient
A. display on computer
B. edit and e-mail
C. store electronically

d. I. Digital Cameras - convenient
A. display on computer
B. edit and e-mail
C. store electronically

10. When personal computers were first available, they came with a 5 ½" soft floppy to record information on. Then the 5 ½" floppy was replaced by a 3 ¼" floppy in a hard cover. A few years ago a compact disk (CD) was developed that can record more information than a set of Encyclopedias. In some new notebook computers today, you can purchase an add-on drive for a 3 ¼" floppy, but they are only coming with a DVD (digital video disk) drive and a CD-RW (rewriteable CD) drive. They expect you to burn a CD to back up your information and share files.

a. I. Personal Computers b. I. Personal Computers
A. 3 ¼" floppy A. 5 ½" soft floppy
B. 5 ½" floppy B. 3 ½" hard floppy
C. DVD and CD-RW C. DVD and CD-RW

c. I. Personal Computers
A. DVD and CD-RW
B. 3 ¼" floppy
C. 5 ½" floppy

d. I. Personal Computers
A. 5 ½" floppy
B. DVD and CD-RW
C. 3 ¼" floppy

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