Writing Articles Quiz Answers

                     

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Question 1 of 9
Which of these article types is the most flexible and popular?
feature
news
research
commentary

feature

Question 2 of 9
What should you NOT include in a pitch or query letter?
sources you plan to speak with
a deadline for responding
your completed article
the editor’s name

your completed article

Question 3 of 9
All of these are great sources for your article content EXCEPT _.
something you saw with your own eyes
something you heard from a friend
something you read in a major news outlet
an interview you did with an expert

something you heard from a friend

Question 4 of 9
Before an interview, it’s a good idea _.
to prepare a list of yes-or-no questions
not to think too much—you want it to feel like a natural conversation
to prepare a list of long, complex questions
to ask your subject if it’s okay to record the interview

to ask your subject if it’s okay to record the interview

Question 5 of 9
One way to organize the ideas in your article is to _.
edit your notes, deleting and cutting/pasting as needed
create a detailed outline with roman numerals
all of these answers
sketch a loose visual roadmap or flow chart

all of these answers

Question 6 of 9
Use your creativity to keep the reader engaged in all parts of your article EXCEPT _.
transitions
the ending
quotations
the “lede” or beginning

quotations

Question 7 of 9
When editing your article, what should you NOT be looking for?
Roman numerals
cliches
fussy language
unnecessary words

Roman numerals

Question 8 of 9
When submitting your article for publication, don’t include _.
a suggested headline
a list of your interview questions
This is not necessary.
photos and captions
your availability in the coming days

a list of your interview questions

Question 9 of 9
What are the two main reasons to promote your article?
to show your subject matter to readers and your skills to editors
to show your editing to publishers and your skills to sources
to show your transitions to readers and your subject matter to editors
to show your sources to editors and your skills to competitors

to show your subject matter to readers and your skills to editors


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