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Mid Term Exam 2
Name _Jesús GuillermoGómez Velázquez_ Course Writing skills
I. Read the following article abstract and answer the questions (.5 point):
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The Way We Live Now
Growing Up on Facebook
Published: March 10, 2009
Someone I haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16,dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after all, is the best evidence yet of the undead past. Ever since I signed up a couple of months ago, I have felt thrust into a perpetual episode of “This Is Your Life” (complete with commercials). “Friends” from nursery school have resurfaced, as well ashigh-school teachers (including the one who pinned me to a wall during a graduation party and slurred, “You’re not much to look at now, but when you’re 30 you’re gonna be terrific”). I have reconnected with the brother of a friend who was killed; rediscovered college chums and colleagues from my early days in New York. I am by turns amused, touched and horrified by these gentle breezes and icyblasts from the past.

Answer the following questions:
a) Who is this article talking about?
Is the writter
b) Who is this article directed to?
The public that have internet access.
c) What is the purpose of this article?
Give us information
II. Write a small paragraph (6 lines) using the following elements (.5 points): Express your thoughts (purpose) to a business class (audience), aboutFinancial Crisis in Mexico. (subject). Use the APA style format: Arial 12, double space throughout, indent first line, flush left. Write a title.

Crisis is Everywhere
Crisis in Mexico, this crisis is about the down of the economy of EU and this is affecting to all Mexicans.This is a big problem for all the marketing and economic of our country. Because Mexico have the 99% of our bussines it´swith US, this is afecting to the interprise and mexican families. An also have a bad administration in the mexican goberment.

III.Subject verb agreement. In the following sentences highlight the correct answer, (.5 points).
1. Everyone who worked in the projet (is, are) a winner.
2. Some of the workers of the building (have, has) left.
3. Some of the salt (was, were) spilled on thetable.
4. The major problem we had with the teacher (was, were) conduct.
5. Either of the beds (is, are) okey for me.
6. She (ask, asks) for help.
7. These (is, are) going to be the easiest questions.
8. Everyone (is, are) coming to the party.
9. One time I (was, were) at the mountains.
10. Each of the students (is, are) worried about the exam.
IV. Using the abstract of thefollowing article, write the parts of speech in their corresponding box: (.5 points).
First North Korean pizzeria opens. North Korea's first pizzeria has opened in the capital Pyongyang, according to a Japan-based newspaper.
Chefs were sent to Italy for training by leader Kim Jong-il, who said North Koreans should be able to try the world's bestfoods, said Choson Sinbo. It is unclear how many North Koreans will be able to try the pizzas
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V. Punctuation and capitalization. (.5 point) The following paragraph needs punctuation and capitalization. Put in the necessary punctuation or capitalization. Rewrite the paragraph capitalizing and writing the correct punctuation marks:
1. It was raining in Chicago, however it was still very hot.
2. Greece has many ancient and...
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