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  • 1. 

    Even though doctors did not believe a person could survive without 1/4 of their brain, Phineas Gage is neuroscience's most famous patient because he was the first in recorded history to survive a traumatic brain injury because his open brain injury proved that harmful bacteria causes infection and the destruction of his frontal lobe proved that this part of the brain controls personality.

  • 2. 

    What is a Thesis Statement? Choose all that apply:

    • A.

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

    • B.

      It is an answer in response to the writing assignment.

    • C.

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

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A thesis statement is a claim that can be disputed, challenged, or opposed. It is your response to the writing assignment which provides a road map for your paper.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      True, just start writing

    • B.

      False, create a thick question to answer

    Correct Answer
    B. False, create a thick question to answer
    Explanation
    You can not have a clear thesis and purpose for writing without establishing a purpose for writing. Therefore, create a thick question to research and explain or prove.

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  • 4. 

    A good thesis statement is both researchable and factual.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, a thesis statement is the combination of opinion and researchable/factual.

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  • 5. 

    A strong thesis statement is mostly based on your opinion about your topic.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A strong thesis statement is a combination of opinion/research/facts

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  • 6. 

    A thesis statement should reflect the main idea of an essay.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True, a thesis statement is the road map for your paper. It should reflect all the main ideas of your paper

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  • 7. 

    A strong thesis statement is usually found:

    • A.

      Does not have to be 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
    Thesis statements are usually the last statement in your introduction to provide a road map of your paper

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