Main Thesis

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Main Thesis

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a 5-paragraph essay, where should your main thesis or thesis statement typically appear?
    • A. 

      In the introduction

    • B. 

      In the conclusion

    • C. 

      Anywhere on the first page

  • 2. 
    Thesis statements should not . . .
    • A. 

      Give away your ending.

    • B. 

      Reveal your opinion.

    • C. 

      Be simple statements of fact.

    • D. 

      [None of the above]

  • 3. 
    The only papers that have main theses are literary analyses and "current issue" essays.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      "I believe public schools should be allowed to offer optional prayer services."

    • B. 

      "Public schools should be allowed to offer optional prayer services because such activities would not violate the First Amendment and would encourage moral development."

    • C. 

      "Prayer in public schools is a hotly contested issue in the U.S. as it involves the First Amendment."

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      "The book _Twilight_ encourages girls to regard as romantic behaviors better described as abusive."

    • B. 

      "_Twilight_ is not a modern American classic."

    • C. 

      "_Twilight_ could be taught in high school English classes because it is a long book with several conflicts."

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      "For instance, printing drivers' manuals in languages other than English wastes taxpayers' money."

    • B. 

      "While the U.S. does not have an official language, many other nations have established such policies."

    • C. 

      "The U.S. should not establish an official language because such policies create unnecessary social divisions and perpetuate racism and xenophobia."

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      "What is the best vacation destination for families?"

    • B. 

      "Why has Florida recently become a more popular vacation destination for North Carolina families?"

    • C. 

      "What was the most popular vacation destination in Florida last year?"

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      "Why does _To Kill a Mockingbird_ take place in the South?"

    • B. 

      "Who is the most important character in _To Kill a Mockingbird_?"

    • C. 

      "What does _To Kill a Mockingbird_ say about legal and moral concepts of justice?"