Patterns of Organization Practice 2

1.      “The simplest and most obvious explanation,” Emerson continued angrily, “is that Ronald tried to kill his brother.  An act of purely private villainy, Peabody.  Why Ronald should hate Donald I do not know, but there are several possibilities—an inheritance, or rivalry for the hand of the young lady, for instance.  People do kill people for the most ridiculous reasons. (Elizabeth Peters, Lion in the Valley)

a. comparison      b. contrast      c. cause and effect      d. time order

2.      The grand palette of the heavens was streaked with colors no early painter could achieve, savage-glowing bronze and gleaming crimson, indigo and rose and soft blue-gray. (Elizabeth Peters, Lion in the Valley)

a. comparison      b. contrast      c. definition      d. description

3.      Three types of shoppers are certainly annoying: the aisle blockers, the coupon commandos, and the bargain hunters.

a. comparison      b. contrast      c. classification    d. simple listing

4.      For those who are forgetful, the following tips can make the holiday season just a little easier.  One month before the Christmas or Jewish holidays, buy and mail holiday cards.  Three weeks before, mail gifts to anyone you won't be seeing in person.  Two weeks before, tip service providers that you use regularly.  One week before, start planning the menu.

      a. simple listing    b. time order    c. cause and effect    d. definition

5.  A growing body of scientific research reveals that alcohol use by pregnant women can result in birth defects in unborn children.

     a. comparison    b. contrast    c. time order    d. cause and effect

6.  The fight-or-flight response is the body's reaction to a stressor by confrontation or avoidance.

      a. comparison    b. contrast    c. time order    d. definition

7.  Alcohol abuse is similar to drug abuse in several ways.

     a. comparison    b. contrast    c. definition    d. cause and effect

8.  Dr. T. Berry Brazelton has identified 14 key parenting points for families with young children.

     a. comparison    b. contrast    c. classification    d. simple listing  e. cause & effect

9.  There are four types of therapeutic approaches to mental disorders: insight-oriented therapy, behavior therapy, group therapy, and biological therapy.

      a. comparison    b. contrast    c. classification    d. simple listing   e. cause & effect

10. The orange, red, and golden leaves glistened in the bright morning sun and shimmered in the soft breeze.

     a. time order        b. comparison         c. description        d. definition

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