Quiz : Do You Know How To Write A Perfect Thesis Statement?

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What is a Thesis Statement? Do you know how to write a perfect thesis statement? Check out the quiz to test your knowledge. A thesis is the main idea about a topic the writer attempts to prove. A thesis statement's purpose is to organize better and develop your argument and provide the reader with a "guide" to the writer's argument. Do you think you can answer all the questions without any problems? Let's see how many you get correct! We are sure that you'll love our great quiz. All the very best!


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  • 1. 

    A strong thesis statement does not simply state a fact, but sets the stage for analysis of a topic. a.The Civil War took place between 1861-1865. b. The Civil War, which took place between 1861-1865, was the most devastating war in United States history.

  • 2. 

      A strong thesis statement is unified, and expresses one main idea. a. Although some people believe that George Washington was the best president, Abraham Lincoln was much better. b. Abraham Lincoln was the best president because he fought to keep the country together and fought for the elimination of slavery.

  • 3. 

      A strong thesis statement is specific. a.  The Crusades were fought because of religion. b. The Crusades were fought due to religious fanaticism and a struggle for power in the Holy Land.

  • 4. 

      A strong thesis statement takes a stand on the prompt.
    1. There are some negative and positive aspects to industrialization.
    2. Because industrialization damaged the environment and exploited workers, its effects were more negative than positive.

  • 5. 

    Directions: Suppose you have been answering a research question about adult illiteracy in the United States. You have developed a fourteen-page draft about how widespread the problem is, six or seven pages analyzing the causes of the problem, and six or seven pages evaluating possible solutions and proposing one you feel would be effective. Which of the following sentences might make the best thesis statement for your paper? (Remember, of course, that there are zillions of ways of stating your thesis, or main idea, and that no version is "perfect.") A. "Adult illiteracy poses the greatest threat to America today." B. "Adult illiteracy has many causes, but it can be eliminated." C. "How can the problem of adult illiteracy in America be effectively addressed?" D. "Subsuming a myriad of causal factors, adult illiteracy manifests itself throughout contemporary American society." E. "We can eliminate adult illiteracy in America now!"

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    D. D
  • 6. 

    CHOOSE THE BEST RESEARCH THESIS Choose the best working thesis for the proposed research paper. A. There are many causes of anorexia nervosa. B. Anorexia nervosa has both emotional and social causes which work hand-in-hand. C. Anorexia nervosa occurs most often in young women aged 13 - 22.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The best working thesis for the proposed research paper is option B because it provides a clear and specific focus on the emotional and social causes of anorexia nervosa. This thesis acknowledges that there are multiple causes and emphasizes the interconnectedness of emotional and social factors in the development of the disorder. Option A is too broad and does not specify the causes, while option C is too narrow and only focuses on the demographic aspect of anorexia nervosa.

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  • 7. 

    Which amongst the following is the major component of a thesis?

    • A.

      Making a claim

    • B.

      Providing an example

    • C.

      Providing facts

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Making a claim
    Explanation
    A thesis is a statement or argument that a writer presents and supports in a written piece of work. It is the central idea or main point that the writer wants to convey. Making a claim is an essential component of a thesis because it allows the writer to express their position or opinion on a particular topic. By making a claim, the writer sets the direction for the rest of the thesis and provides a clear focus for the reader. Providing examples and facts are important in supporting the claim, but they are not the major component of a thesis.

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  • 8. 

    Where should the thesis appear?  

    • A.

      In the middle of the paper

    • B.

      In the beginning of the paper

    • C.

      In the end of the paper

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. In the beginning of the paper
    Explanation
    The thesis should appear in the beginning of the paper. It typically resides in the introduction section, presenting the main idea or argument that the paper will discuss and support.

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  • 9. 

    What is the purpose of the thesis?

    • A.

      To hook the reader's attention

    • B.

      To state your opinion or claim and prove it

    • C.

      To remind your reader what your paper is about

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To state your opinion or claim and prove it
    Explanation
    The purpose of a thesis is to state the writer's opinion or claim and provide evidence to support it. The thesis serves as the main argument or central idea of the paper and guides the reader throughout the essay. It is not meant to hook the reader's attention or remind them of the paper's topic, although those elements may be included in the introduction or conclusion. Therefore, the correct answer is to state your opinion or claim and prove it.

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  • 10. 

    The thesis statement should express the main idea that links to supporting points

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The thesis statement is a crucial element in academic writing as it serves as the main idea or argument that the author wants to convey. It acts as a roadmap for the entire essay, connecting the supporting points and guiding the reader throughout the paper. Without a clear and concise thesis statement, the essay may lack focus and coherence. Therefore, it is true that the thesis statement should express the main idea that links to supporting points.

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