Pre-assessment - Thesis Statements

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Pre-assessment - Thesis Statements

This quiz will assess your knowledge of Thesis Statements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      It is the first sentence at the beginning of each paragraph.

    • B. 

      It makes a claim that other people may dispute, challenge, or oppose.

    • C. 

      It is a question in response to the writing assignment.

    • D. 

      It is a road map for a paper; it tells the reader what the paper will focus on.

    • E. 

      It is a simple statement of fact.

  • 2. 
    The first thing you should do after receiving your writing prompt is write your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A good thesis statement is a broad generalization about your topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    Which thesis statement below is a "blue printed" thesis statement?
    • A. 

      The Yankee Doodle Restaurant is a great place to eat for several reasons.

    • B. 

      The Yankee Doodle Restaurant is a great place to eat, because the staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxing.

    • C. 

      The Yankee Doodle Restaurant is a great place to eat.

  • 6. 
    Write a "blue printed" thesis statement for the following prompt:"Write a five paragraph essay about someone who inspires you."
  • 7. 
    A thesis statement should reflect the main idea of an essay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A good thesis statement:
    • A. 

      Usually needs to be two or three sentences so that the main idea of your paper is clearly stated.

    • B. 

      Is found at the beginning of each paragraph.

    • C. 

      Is the first sentence of your conclusion.

    • D. 

      Is found in the introduction.

  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    Given the following thesis statement what might you expect to read in this essay?"Kelly is my best friend, because she is always there for me, she shares my love of reading, and she has a great sense of humor."