Thesis Statement Post-assessment

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Thesis Statement Post-assessment - Quiz

This quiz will assess your knowledge of Thesis Statements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a "blue printed" thesis statement?

  • 2. 

    Write a "blue printed" thesis statement for the following prompt:"Write a five paragraph essay about someone who inspires you."

  • 3. 

    Given the following thesis statement what might you expect to find in this essay?"I love vacationing with my parents because they always pay for the trip, they choose interesting destinations, and they allow me to bring my best friend."

  • 4. 

    Choose two of the following ways to generate ideas for an essay and explain them.brainstormingfreewritinglistingclusteringdividing

  • 5. 

    What is a Thesis Statement? Choose all that apply:

    • 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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. It makes a claim that other people may dispute, challenge, or oppose.
    D. It is a road map for a paper; it tells the reader what the paper will focus on.
    Explanation
    A thesis statement is a statement that makes a claim which others may dispute, challenge, or oppose. It is also a road map for a paper, providing the reader with an understanding of what the paper will focus on. It is not the first sentence at the beginning of each paragraph, a question in response to the writing assignment, or a simple statement of fact.

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  • 6. 

    "I admire my brother, because he is a straight "A" student, he works two jobs, and he volunteers at the community center."This thesis statement is an example of a ____________     ___________________  thesis statement.

    Correct Answer(s)
    blue printed
    Explanation
    This thesis statement is an example of a blue printed thesis statement. A blue printed thesis statement is a clear and concise statement that outlines the main points or arguments that will be discussed in the essay or paper. In this case, the main points mentioned are admiring the brother for being a straight "A" student, working two jobs, and volunteering at the community center.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is false, because before writing your thesis statement you should research your topic and brainstorm ideas.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A good thesis statement is not a broad generalization about your topic. Instead, it should be specific and focused, providing a clear and concise argument or claim. A strong thesis statement should present a unique perspective or insight on the topic, guiding the rest of the essay or research paper. By being specific, the thesis statement allows for a more coherent and organized discussion of the subject matter.

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  • 9. 

    Which thesis statement below is a "blue printed" thesis statement?

    • A.

      The Yankee Doodle Restaurant has great food, atmosphere, and low prices.

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    "The Yankee Doodle Restaurant is a great place to eat, because the staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable" is the correct answer, because it maps out the structure of the paper. The reader can expect to see three well developed paragraphs in this essay. The first paragraph will discuss the pleasant manner in which the staff conducts themselves, the second paragraph will give specific details about items on the menu, and the third paragraph will discuss the ambiance of the restaurant and may even give details about the live entertainment that contributes to the overall appeal of the establishment.

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  • 10. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Is found in the introduction.
    Explanation
    A good thesis statement is found in the introduction. This is because the thesis statement is a concise summary of the main idea or argument of the paper, and it helps set the tone and direction for the entire essay. Placing it in the introduction allows the reader to understand the purpose of the paper from the beginning and provides a roadmap for what will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

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  • 11. 

    The main idea of an essay is found:

    • A.

      In the title

    • B.

      In the introduction

    • C.

      At the beginning of each body paragraph

    • D.

      In the thesis statement

    Correct Answer
    D. In the thesis statement
    Explanation
    The thesis statement is the central idea or argument of an essay. It provides a clear and concise summary of the main point that the essay will discuss. The thesis statement usually appears in the introduction of the essay and sets the tone for the rest of the paper. It is typically located towards the end of the introduction paragraph. Therefore, the main idea of an essay is found in the thesis statement.

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