First Paragraphs

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Paragraph Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz checks the retention of a student after a unit on composing an introduction for a five paragraph essay.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do we call the first paragraph of an essay?
  • 2. 
    What is the goal of the first sentence, or first few sentences of the introductory paragraph?
  • 3. 
    What are some common attention-getting devices?
  • 4. 
    What is a thesis?  What is its goal?  What is its function in a paper?
  • 5. 
    Where in an essay is the thesis usually located?
  • 6. 
    Choose the three parts of a strong thesis?Hint:  You will choose 3 answers.
    • A. 

      The hook

    • B. 

      The subject

    • C. 

      The title

    • D. 

      The opinion, or position

    • E. 

      The reasoning

  • 7. 
    In a thesis, it is best to AVOID using the
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Name of the author