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Shmoop Questions: 

1. What type of writing is fictional or non-fictional and usually tells a personal story? Middle School Writing

 

2. Which of the following is a physical effect of stress? 8th Grade Health

A) Not being able to concentrate
B) Having anxiety about the future
C) Weakened immune system
D) Withdrawing and wanting to constantly be alone

 

3. Speeches differ from written works in that audiences can't re-read or take extra time to comprehend spoken information. Which principles must public speakers use to compensate for this difference? Public Speaking 101

A) Organization, testimony, and clarity
B) Testimony, simplicity, and reasoning
C) Clarity, reasoning, and repetition
D) Repetition, clarity, and simplicity

 

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

What is an Equity Market?

 

 

Shmoop Answers: 

 

1. What type of writing is fictional or non-fictional and usually tells a personal story? Middle School Writing

Answer: Narrative writing. 

Narrative writing:

  • can be real (fact) or imagined (fiction).
  • establishes a setting or situation to the reader.
  • is organized in a way that makes sense to the reader.
  • often uses dialogue, description, and sensory details to present events.
  • typically transitions the reader from event to event. A transition, by the way, is a sentence, idea, or event that moves the plot form one point to another.
  • concludes in a powerful and thought-provoking way.

 

 

2. Which of the following is a physical effect of stress? 8th Grade Health

A) Not being able to concentrate
B) Having anxiety about the future - Your answer is incorrect.
C) Weakened immune system
D) Withdrawing and wanting to constantly be alone

Answer: C) Weakened immune system.
Being stressed makes it more likely for you to get sick. And when you get sick, you miss school. And when you miss school, you get behind on all your deadlines. And when you get behind on all your deadlines you get stressed. And—it's a vicious circle.

 


 

3. Speeches differ from written works in that audiences can't re-read or take extra time to comprehend spoken information. Which principles must public speakers use to compensate for this difference? Public Speaking 101

A) Organization, testimony, and clarity
B) Testimony, simplicity, and reasoning
C) Clarity, reasoning, and repetition
D) Repetition, clarity, and simplicity

Answer:  D) Repetition, clarity, and simplicity

 


 

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

What is an Equity Market?

 

Answer: 

It's just a market where equities are traded like marbles (or kidneys on eBay). If you want to buy or sell stocks or ownership in companies, you're going to be headed to the equity market. 

 

NASDAQ is an equity market. So is the New York Stock Exchange. Nothin' fancy.

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