Main Idea And Details Trivia Questions

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When it comes to writing one has to ensure that the reader can follow through the story and understand it clearly. This is made possible by how the paragraphs and ideas are arranged in the document. Test out your ability to do so by taking this quiz on arrangement of paragraphs and ideas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which shape illustrates a paragraph or a story when the main idea is in the first sentence and the supporting details follows after?
    • A. 

      Inverted triangle

    • B. 

      Triangle

    • C. 

      Hour glass

    • D. 

      Square

  • 2. 
    Family problems can cause stress. The more you think about it, the more it will give you headaches and heartaches. In addition, too much work could also lead to stress. Moreover, relationship issues also adds to the list. Finally, financial problems sums up all that were mentioned. What is the main idea of the paragraph?
    • A. 

      Family problems

    • B. 

      Financial problems

    • C. 

      Work and relationship problems

    • D. 

      Causes of Stress

  • 3. 
    Family problems can cause stress. The more you think about it, the more it will give you headaches and heartaches. In addition, too much work could also lead to stress. Moreover, relationship issues also adds to the list. Finally, financial problems sums up all that were mentioned. How many supporting details are there in this paragraph?  
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 4. 
    Express in one word the following: smoking, drinking, gambling and womanizing. What is the main idea?
    • A. 

      Cigarettes

    • B. 

      Liquor

    • C. 

      Cards

    • D. 

      Vices

  • 5. 
    An _____________________________ is a main idea that is not stated directly but is strongly supported by the supporting details in a passage.
    • A. 

      Expressed main idea

    • B. 

      Implied main idea

    • C. 

      Elaborated main idea

    • D. 

      Excluded main idea

  • 6. 
    All of the following statements about major details are true EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Major details are directly tied to the main idea

    • B. 

      Major details are the primary points the author is making about the topic

    • C. 

      Major details are supported by minor details

    • D. 

      Major details could be left out, and the main idea would still be clear

  • 7. 
    What is the difference between a topic and a main idea?
    • A. 

      There is no difference

    • B. 

      A topic is a single word or phrase, while a main idea is a complete sentence

    • C. 

      A topic is more narrow in scope, while a main idea is broad

    • D. 

      A topic includes specific details, while a main idea does not

  • 8. 
    How do you summarize the implied main idea? 
    • A. 

      Focus only on the major details

    • B. 

      Include the minor details

    • C. 

      Paraphrase the topic sentence

    • D. 

      Use open punctuation in between sentences

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