Writing Workshop: Comparing Texts Quiz

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Read the excerpt from “In Response to Executive Order 9066.”

I am a fourteen-year-old girl with bad spelling
and a messy room. If it helps any, I will tell you
I have always felt funny using chopsticks
and my favorite food is hot dogs.

Read the excerpt from “Mericans.”

Micaela, you may wait outside with Alfredito and Enrique. The awful grandmother says it all in Spanish, which I understand when I’m paying attention. “What?” I say, though it’s neither proper not polite.

Which idea is true of the speakers in both excerpts?

They feel more connected to American culture than their ancestors’ culture.
Read the sentence.

Many American writers, lots of times, talk about the topic of American personality.

Which is the best revision of this sentence using academic vocabulary?

American authors often write about the topic of American identity.
Read the sentence.

The girl in the poem does not want to leave her home.

Which is the best revision of this sentence using academic vocabulary?

The speaker of the poem is reluctant to leave her home.
Which sentence best uses academic vocabulary?
In the last stanza of the poem, the elderly woman expresses anxiety about her family members who live far away.
The poem “In Response to Executive Order 9066” and the short story “Mericans” share the theme of
finding an American identity.
In a subject-by-subject comparison essay, a thesis statement must
clearly explain the essay’s topic and viewpoint.
A strong thesis statement must
present a topic and the writer’s viewpoint.
Read the excerpt from “In Response to Executive Order 9066.”

I have always felt funny using chopsticks
and my favorite food is hot dogs.

Read the excerpt from “Mericans.”

Ladies don’t come to church dressed in pants. And everybody knows men aren’t supposed to wear shorts.

Which best describes the common idea in the excerpts?

Both reference American stereotypes.
Read the sentence.

The poem is about the way Japanese Americans were relocated.

Which is the best revision of this sentence using academic vocabulary?

The poem addresses the forced relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps.
The poem “In Response to Executive Order 9066” and the short story “Mericans” are both narrated by
a female child.
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