Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz

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Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz

Do you know anything about the topic and supporting sentences? Can you pass a quiz? For a formal definition, a topic sentence is the very first one of a paragraph that provides an overview of the sentences to follow whereas, supporting sentences are the ones that come after the topic sentence to help form the main idea. Take the ' Topic And Supporting Sentences Quiz' and see if you can pick the best topic sentence and identify good supporting sentences in the paragraphs below!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the best topic sentence: [_______________________________]  Unlike some breeds of dogs, they do not need a lot of exercise every 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 at 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 breed of dogs are pretty much alike -- it's all the same.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    Choose TWO supporting sentences for this topic sentence: Students need to learn good ways to study.
    • A. 

      Sometimes doing homework 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 doesn't help learning or test scores.

  • 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. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 10. 
    Mount Vesuvius, 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, 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.

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