Reading & Writing Unit 1 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is a paragraph?

    • A.

      A group of related sentences that are about a single topic

    • B.

      A group of related sentences that are about different topics

    • C.

      A group of related sentences that don't have a topic sentence

    • D.

      A group of related sentences that don't have a conclusion

    Correct Answer
    A. A group of related sentences that are about a single topic
    Explanation
    A paragraph is a group of related sentences that are about a single topic. This means that all the sentences in a paragraph should be focused on the same subject or idea. The purpose of a paragraph is to present and develop a specific point or argument, and having all the sentences relate to the same topic helps to maintain coherence and clarity in writing. By organizing information in this way, readers can easily follow the flow of ideas and understand the main point being conveyed.

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  • 2. 

    What is another name for the body sentences?

    • A.

      Topic Sentence

    • B.

      Conclusion

    • C.

      Supporting Sentences

    • D.

      Paragraph

    Correct Answer
    C. Supporting Sentences
    Explanation
    Supporting sentences are the sentences in a paragraph that provide evidence, examples, and details to support the main idea or topic sentence. They help to develop and expand upon the main idea and provide further information to the reader. Therefore, supporting sentences can be considered as another name for the body sentences in a paragraph.

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  • 3. 

    What are the 3 parts of a paragraph? (In the correct order)

    • A.

      Body Sentences; Topic Sentence; Conclusion

    • B.

      Topic Sentence; Body Sentences; Conclusion

    • C.

      Conclusion; Body Sentences; Topic Sentence

    • D.

      Topic Sentence; Conclusion; Body Sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Topic Sentence; Body Sentences; Conclusion
    Explanation
    A paragraph typically consists of three parts: the topic sentence, which introduces the main idea or topic of the paragraph; the body sentences, which provide supporting details and evidence for the topic sentence; and the conclusion, which summarizes the main points and wraps up the paragraph. This order allows for a clear and logical flow of information within the paragraph.

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  • 4. 

    What does a topic sentence do?

    • A.

      It gives facts about the topic

    • B.

      It ends the paragraph

    • C.

      None of these are correct

    • D.

      It tells the reader what the paragraph will be about

    Correct Answer
    D. It tells the reader what the paragraph will be about
    Explanation
    A topic sentence is a sentence that introduces the main idea or topic of a paragraph. It acts as a roadmap for the reader, providing a clear indication of what the paragraph will discuss. By stating what the paragraph will be about, the topic sentence helps the reader understand the purpose and focus of the paragraph. This allows the reader to anticipate the information that will be presented and helps to maintain coherence and organization in the writing.

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  • 5. 

    What do body sentences do?

    • A.

      They give facts/details about the topic

    • B.

      They tell the reader what the paragraph will be about

    • C.

      They end/finish the paragraph

    • D.

      They don't give facts; only opinions about the topic

    Correct Answer
    A. They give facts/details about the topic
    Explanation
    Body sentences in a paragraph provide facts and details about the topic. They support the main idea or thesis statement and provide evidence or examples to back it up. Body sentences help to develop and explain the topic in a clear and coherent manner, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of the subject.

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  • 6. 

    What does a conclusion do?

    • A.

      It ends/finishes the paragraph

    • B.

      It gives facts/details about the paragraph

    • C.

      It begins the paragraph

    • D.

      It gives opinins about the paragraph

    Correct Answer
    A. It ends/finishes the paragraph
    Explanation
    A conclusion is a part of a paragraph that brings the main ideas or arguments to a close. It summarizes the key points discussed in the paragraph and provides a sense of closure to the reader. By ending or finishing the paragraph, the conclusion helps to wrap up the thoughts and ideas presented in the preceding sentences. It is not meant to introduce new information or provide opinions, but rather to bring the paragraph to a logical and concise ending.

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  • 7. 

    What are the two parts of a topic sentence?

    • A.

      Body; Conclusion

    • B.

      Topic; Conclusion

    • C.

      Topic; Controlling Idea

    • D.

      Conclusion; Controlling Idea

    Correct Answer
    C. Topic; Controlling Idea
    Explanation
    A topic sentence consists of two main parts: the topic and the controlling idea. The topic is the subject or main idea of the paragraph, while the controlling idea is the specific point or argument that the writer wants to convey about the topic. The topic sets the focus of the paragraph, while the controlling idea provides a clear direction and purpose for the reader. Together, these two parts help to establish the main point of the paragraph and guide the reader's understanding.

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  • 8. 

    What does the 'Controlling Idea' do?

    • A.

      Tells what the paragraph will say about the paragraph

    • B.

      Tells the reader what the topic is

    • C.

      Controls the paragraph

    • D.

      Ends the paragraph

    Correct Answer
    A. Tells what the paragraph will say about the paragraph
    Explanation
    The controlling idea in a paragraph serves as a roadmap for the reader, indicating what the paragraph will discuss or explain. It provides a clear focus and direction for the paragraph, helping to guide the reader's understanding of the topic. By stating what the paragraph will say about the topic, the controlling idea helps to control the content and organization of the paragraph, ensuring that it stays on track and effectively communicates its message.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a transition word?

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Firstly,

    • C.

      In addition,

    • D.

      True

    Correct Answer
    D. True
    Explanation
    The word "True" is not a transition word because it does not indicate a shift or connection in ideas. Transition words are used to show relationships between sentences or paragraphs, such as adding information, contrasting ideas, or sequencing events. "True" does not serve this purpose and is not commonly used as a transition word in writing.

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  • 10. 

    What should you not do in your conclusion?

    • A.

      Introduce a new idea

    • B.

      Give new facts

    • C.

      Restate your topic sentence

    • D.

      Both introduce a new idea and give new facts

    Correct Answer
    D. Both introduce a new idea and give new facts
    Explanation
    In the conclusion of an essay, it is important to summarize the main points and reinforce the thesis statement. Introducing a new idea or providing new facts in the conclusion can confuse the reader and disrupt the flow of the essay. The conclusion should focus on wrapping up the essay and leaving a lasting impression on the reader, rather than introducing new information. Therefore, both introducing a new idea and giving new facts in the conclusion is not recommended.

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