Test Your Knowledge About Paragraph Writing! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Paragraph Writing! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is NOT a type of paragraph with a special function?
    • A. 

      A conclusion.

    • B. 

      A transitional paragraph.

    • C. 

      A thesis statement.

    • D. 

      An introductory paragraph.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Writing that flows smoothly and easily from one sentence and paragraph to another has
    • A. 

      A point.

    • B. 

      Coherence.

    • C. 

      Unity.

    • D. 

      Supporting details.

    • E. 

      Many ideas.

  • 3. 
    A good topic sentence
    • A. 

      May appear at the beginning, middle or end of a paragraph.

    • B. 

      States a single main idea.

    • C. 

      Provides the writer with guidance in selecting supporting details.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      B and C only.

  • 4. 
    A paragraph that develops only one key idea
    • A. 

      Has coherence.

    • B. 

      Is boring.

    • C. 

      Includes as many details as possible.

    • D. 

      Has unity.

    • E. 

      Reflects tolerance.

  • 5. 
    A good guideline for determining the length of a paragraph is
    • A. 

      To supply enough information to make your point clearly.

    • B. 

      To write 5 to 7 sentences.

    • C. 

      To keep it short.

    • D. 

      To write 150 words.

    • E. 

      To try not to confuse the reader with details.

  • 6. 
    Description includes
    • A. 

      Abstract ideas.

    • B. 

      Definitions.

    • C. 

      Examples.

    • D. 

      Sensory details.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    The overall mood or feeling of description is called
    • A. 

      The vantage point.

    • B. 

      The dominant impression.

    • C. 

      The thesis statement.

    • D. 

      The topic sentence.

    • E. 

      The main implication.

  • 8. 
    A good approach to writing description is
    • A. 

      To look at pictures.

    • B. 

      To ask someone else who knows the thing being described.

    • C. 

      To use physical and mental observation.

    • D. 

      To include everything about the thing being described.

    • E. 

      To copy someone else's description.