Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz

Reviewed by Juliette Firla
Juliette Firla, MA |
K-12 English Expert
Review Board Member
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.
, MA
Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By CFederico
C
CFederico
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 78,015
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 78,226

SettingsSettingsSettings
Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz - Quiz

Welcome to our Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz, designed to enhance your writing skills and mastery of essay structure. In this quiz, you'll delve into the essential components of crafting compelling arguments and cohesive essays.

Explore the importance of topic sentences, and the backbone of any well-structured paragraph, and learn how to develop clear and concise main ideas. Dive into the art of providing supporting details and evidence to bolster your arguments, creating a persuasive and coherent narrative.

Challenge yourself with thought-provoking questions that assess your ability to articulate main ideas, organize supporting details, and create a logical flow in Read moreyour writing. By mastering the fundamentals of topic and supporting sentences, you'll be equipped to communicate your ideas with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.


Topic And Supporting Sentences Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Choose the best topic sentence: [_______________________________]  Unlike some breeds of dogs, they do not need a lot of exercise each day. Crowds and loud noises do not make them nervous. Also, they do not mind being alone for hours if you need to be away from work. On top of all this, they are known to be patient and loving with children. If you are a city-dwelling family looking for a pet, I highly recommend this breed of dog.

    • A.

      Every family should have a dog.

    • B.

      Greyhounds are a good choice of dog for people who live in cities.

    • C.

      Not all dogs are happy living in the city.

    • D.

      All breeds of dogs are pretty much alike -- it's all the same.

    Correct Answer
    B. Greyhounds are a good choice of dog for people who live in cities.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Greyhounds are a good choice of dog for people who live in cities," is the best topic sentence because it introduces the main idea of the paragraph, which is that greyhounds are suitable pets for city-dwelling families. The supporting details in the paragraph explain why greyhounds are a good choice, such as their low exercise needs, ability to handle crowds and loud noises, and their patience and love for children. This topic sentence effectively summarizes the main point of the paragraph.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Choose the best topic sentence: [_______________________________]  She always takes the time to listen to me. When I was in the hospital, she came to visit me. She always makes sure I get the medication I need. Several of my friends now go to see her, and they like her as much as I do!

    • A.

      I am very happy with my doctor.

    • B.

      It is hard to find a good doctor.

    • C.

      Seeing a doctor has become very expensive.

    • D.

      I love my mother.

    Correct Answer
    A. I am very happy with my doctor.
    Explanation
    The topic sentence "I am very happy with my doctor" is the best choice because it introduces the main idea of the paragraph, which is the speaker's satisfaction with their doctor. The following sentences provide specific examples and reasons for this satisfaction, such as the doctor's attentiveness, visits to the hospital, and ensuring medication needs are met. The sentence about loving the mother is unrelated to the topic of the paragraph, while the sentence about finding a good doctor and the cost of seeing a doctor are not supported by the information given in the paragraph.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Choose the best topic sentence: [________________________________] Many people who earn the minimum wage are trying to support families with this salary. No one working full-time and earning the minimum wage makes enough money to pay for rent, food, and other necessities. If we raise the minimum wage, families will have more money to spend, and therefore other businesses will make more money. For so many reasons, it is the right thing to do.

    • A.

      We must worry about jobs, not wages.

    • B.

      Parents in New York City have a lot of expenses.

    • C.

      This economy is especially hard for small business owners.

    • D.

      It is time to raise the minimum wage.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is time to raise the minimum wage.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "It is time to raise the minimum wage," is the best topic sentence because it clearly introduces the main idea of the paragraph. The subsequent sentences provide supporting details and arguments to justify why raising the minimum wage is necessary. By starting the paragraph with this topic sentence, the reader immediately understands the focus and direction of the paragraph.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Choose TWO supporting sentences for this topic sentence: Young children should not be allowed to cross Fourth Avenue by themselves.

    • A.

      There are many good restaurants on that street.

    • B.

      Last year, two children were injured while crossing that street.

    • C.

      Cars are always speeding down that avenue.

    • D.

      There is a school located on Fourth Avenue.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Last year, two children were injured while crossing that street.
    C. Cars are always speeding down that avenue.
    Explanation
    Last year, two children were injured while crossing that street. This sentence supports the topic sentence by providing evidence of the potential danger that young children face when crossing Fourth Avenue alone. Cars are always speeding down that avenue. This sentence further supports the topic sentence by highlighting the continuous risk of fast-moving vehicles on Fourth Avenue, which makes it unsafe for young children to cross alone.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Choose TWO supporting sentences for this topic sentence: I need to look for a new job.

    • A.

      Since we now have another child, my salary really isn't enough for our family.

    • B.

      I like working with my brother.

    • C.

      The commute is very long, and I would like to spend more time with my family.

    • D.

      This is a tough economy, and I am lucky that I still have a job.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Since we now have another child, my salary really isn't enough for our family.
    C. The commute is very long, and I would like to spend more time with my family.
    Explanation
    The two supporting sentences for this topic sentence should be "I need to look for a new job" are "Since we now have another child, my salary really isn't enough for our family" and "The commute is very long, and I would like to spend more time with my family." These two sentences provide valid reasons for the person to consider finding a new job. The first sentence highlights the financial strain caused by the addition of another child, indicating the need for a higher salary. The second sentence emphasizes the desire for a better work-life balance by reducing the long commute and spending more time with family.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Choose TWO supporting sentences for this topic sentence: Students need to learn good ways to study.

    • A.

      Sometimes studying in a group can be helpful.

    • B.

      Making friends is important to happiness and success.

    • C.

      Many high-paying jobs require a college degree.

    • D.

      Studying instead of sleeping help to learn or increase test scores.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sometimes studying in a group can be helpful.
    D. Studying instead of sleeping help to learn or increase test scores.
    Explanation
    The two supporting sentences for the topic sentence "Students need to learn good ways to study" are "Sometimes studying in a group can be helpful" and "Studying instead of sleeping help to learn or increase test scores." These sentences provide examples and explanations of different study methods and emphasize the importance of effective studying techniques.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    "Anna is afraid of spiders. She screams every time she sees one. If she sees one, she runs away." Identify the supporting sentence in this paragraph.

    • A.

      Anna is afraid of spiders.

    • B.

      She screams every time she sees one.

    • C.

      If she sees one, she runs away.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. She screams every time she sees one.
    Explanation
    The supporting sentence in the paragraph describes how Anna reacts when she encounters a spider, specifically mentioning that she screams every time she sees one. This sentence provides additional information about Anna's fear of spiders and her response to them.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Matilda's parents owned quite a nice house with three bedrooms upstairs, while on the ground floor, there was a dining room and a living room, and a kitchen. Her father was a dealer in second-hand cars, and it seemed he did pretty well at it.  "Her father was a dealer in second-hand cars, and it seemed he did pretty well at it. "- In this paragraph, what is this sentence? 

    • A.

      Topic sentence

    • B.

      Supporting sentence

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Supporting sentence
    Explanation
    The sentence "Her father was a dealer in second-hand cars, and it seemed he did pretty well at it" is a supporting sentence. It provides additional information about Matilda's father and his successful career as a dealer in second-hand cars. It supports the main idea of the paragraph, which is to describe Matilda's parents and their nice house.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    John hates doing laundry and folding clothes. He thinks all this takes a lot of his time. Also, he believes he is not good at it as he never gets any wrinkles out. In this paragraph, what is the topic sentence?

    • A.

      John hates doing laundry and folding clothes.

    • B.

      He thinks all this takes a lot of his time.

    • C.

      Also, he believes he is not good at it as he never gets any wrinkles out.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. John hates doing laundry and folding clothes.
    Explanation
    The topic sentence of this paragraph is "John hates doing laundry and folding clothes." This is because it introduces the main idea or topic of the paragraph, which is John's dislike for these tasks. The following sentences provide supporting details and examples to further explain and support this main idea.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It has received much attention because of its frequent and destructive eruptions. The most famous of these eruptions occurred in A.D. 79. Which is the topic sentence in this passage?

    • A.

      Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

    • B.

      It has received much attention because of its frequent and destructive eruptions.

    • C.

      The most famous of these eruptions occurred in A.D. 79.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
    Explanation
    The topic sentence in this passage is "Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located between the ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum." This is because it introduces the main subject of the passage, which is Mount Vesuvius and its location. The following sentences provide additional information about the volcano and its eruptions, but they are supporting details that expand on the topic introduced in the topic sentence.

    Rate this question:

Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 26, 2024
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team

    Expert Reviewed by
    Juliette Firla
  • Feb 24, 2014
    Quiz Created by
    CFederico
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.