English Language and Composition

The first writing which can be described as "essayistic" appeared in:

a. the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson
b. The writing of Mark Twain
c. Eighteenth-century newspapers
d. Ancient Greece and Rome
e. None of the Above

Michel de Montaigne was the first person to:

a. be published using the Gutenberg printing press
b. write specifically for an aristocratic audience
c. write in essayistic form
d. be published in a periodical
e. write about Francis Bacon

Hypertext appears in

a. printed magazines
b. newspaper opinion-editorial pages
c. books published using very old printing presses
d. texts published on the World Wide Web
e. All of the above

Essays are considered "democratic" because:

a. they play an important role in keeping people abreast of current events
b. they're often used to communicate political ideas
c. they appear in publications that allow an individual to communicate an idea to a large audience
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

Francis Bacon's are considered to be some of the earliest instances of:

a. journal writing
b. literary criticism
c. scientific writing
d. newspaper reporting
e. short stories

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