Thesis Statement Post-assessment

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Thesis Statement Post-assessment

This quiz will assess your knowledge of Thesis Statements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    "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.
  • 3. 
    The first thing you should do after receiving your writing prompt is write your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A good thesis statement is a broad generalization about your topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    Write a "blue printed" thesis statement for the following prompt:"Write a five paragraph essay about someone who inspires you."
  • 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. 
    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."
  • 10. 
  • 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