Topics & Main Ideas

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  • 1. 
    Choose the topic of each group of sentences.
    • A. 

      A. Internet Accessibility

    • B. 

      B. The Internet isn't always user friendly.

    • C. 

      C. Sometimes it is impossible to sign on to the Internet because the server is down.

  • 2. 
    Choose the topic of each group of sentences.
    • A. 

      A. Ronald Reagan was the best leader the United States has ever had.

    • B. 

      B. Reagan made peace with Russia and boosted our trade relations.

    • C. 

      C. Political Leadership

  • 3. 
    Choose the topic of each group of sentences.
    • A. 

      A. Apartment living has many more negative aspects than positive aspects.

    • B. 

      B. Irritations in Apartment Living

    • C. 

      C. If you live on a bottom floor you have to listen to your upstairs neighbors bouncing, stomping, and falling on a daily basis.

  • 4. 
    Choose the topic of each group of sentences.
    • A. 

      A. Comedy on Nick At Nite

    • B. 

      B. There are a lot of funny shows on Nick at Nite.

    • C. 

      C. I Love Lucy is on at 11:00 every night and you can count on her scheming to make you laugh.

  • 5. 
    Choose the main idea for each group of sentences. a) Drinking Orange Juice b) Everyone needs vitamin C on a daily basis. c) Drinking orange juice is a good way to get vitamin C.
    • A. 

      A)

    • B. 

      B)

    • C. 

      C)

  • 6. 
    Choose the main idea for each group of sentences. a) You do not have to run errands when it rains really hard. b) Rainy Days c) Rainy days are great for sleeping late and watching television in bed.
    • A. 

      A)

    • B. 

      B)

    • C. 

      C)

  • 7. 
    Read the paragraph and answer the questions. One of the most important results of the Civil War was the freedom gained by southern slaves. In the decade following the defeat of the Confederacy, hundreds of thousands of freed men and women migrated throughout the South searching for land, work, and relatives lost through prewar sale. Some former slaves, however, took an even bolder step, leaving the South altogether and traveling west in search of cheap farmland or north seeking industrial employment. While most faced difficult years adjusting to the world of free labor and white prejudice, none would have exchanged their life of freedom for the days of bondage. - Nash and Schultz, Retracing the Past, 4th edition, 2000, p. 4. The topic of the parageaph is
    • A. 

      Slave migration through the South.

    • B. 

      Life in post-Civil War.

    • C. 

      Slavery.

    • D. 

      Freedom for slaves.

  • 8. 
    ad the paragraph and answer the questions. One of the most important results of the Civil War was the freedom gained by southern slaves. In the decade following the defeat of the Confederacy, hundreds of thousands of freed men and women migrated throughout the South searching for land, work, and relatives lost through prewar sale. Some former slaves, however, took an even bolder step, leaving the South altogether and traveling west in search of cheap farmland or north seeking industrial employment. While most faced difficult years adjusting to the world of free labor and white prejudice, none would have exchanged their life of freedom for the days of bondage. - Nash and Schultz, Retracing the Past, 4th edition, 2000, p. 4. The main idea of this paragraph is
    • A. 

      A) freedom slaves won was an important outcome of the Civil War.

    • B. 

      B) life for slaves was still difficult even after the Civil War.

    • C. 

      C) slaves had to adjust to their newfound freedom after the Civil War.

    • D. 

      D) slaves migrated to other places in search of a better life.

  • 9. 
    Preview the following selection. Then read it and answer the question that follows. Dealings with neighbors and relatives and involvement in church activities marked the outer limits of the social range of most Puritan women. Care of the children was a full-time occupation when broods of 12 or 14 were more common than those of 1 or 2. Fewer children died in New England than in the Chesapeake or in Europe, though few families escaped a miscarriage or a child's death along the way. Childbearing and motherhood, therefore, commonly extended over two decades of a woman's life. Meanwhile, she also functioned as the chief operating officer of the household. Cooking, baking, sewing, and supervising servants, as well as mastering such arcane knowledge as the chemistry needed to make cheese from milk, bacon from pork, and beer from malt, all fell to her. These jobs were physically demanding, though not so debilitating as to prevent large numbers of New England wives from seeing one or more husbands off to the hereafter. - Garraty and Carnes, The American Nation, A History of the United States, 10th edition Which of the following best illustrates the implied main idea of this passage?
    • A. 

      A) Puritan women were the leaders in the church activities.

    • B. 

      B) Puritan women gave birth to many children.

    • C. 

      C) Puritan women's duties ranged from church to childbearing to domestic chores.

  • 10. 
    Choose the most appropriate answer for the following questions. The subject of an entire paragraph is the
    • A. 

      Speaker.

    • B. 

      Tone.

    • C. 

      Topic.

    • D. 

      Main idea.

  • 11. 
    The main idea of a paragraph is
    • A. 

      At the beginning of the paragraph.

    • B. 

      The least important idea.

    • C. 

      Repeated in the paragraph.

    • D. 

      The most important idea.

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