Essay Review Practice Quiz

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Essay Writing Practice Quiz
1. What is a thesis?
a) an example
b) a claim
c) a detail
d) the conclusion
2. How do you come up with your thesis?
a) Summarize the opposing sides of an issue
b) Explain why the essay topic is important
c) Restate the essay prompt in your own words
d) Answer the question stated or implied in the essay prompt
3. Where should the thesis go?
a) The beginning of the introduction paragraph
b) The end of the introduction paragraph
c) The beginning of each body paragraph
d) The final sentence of the essay
4. What is a topic sentence?
a) It tells the reader the purpose of your writing.
b) It is part of the title.
c) It tells the reader your conclusion.
d) It gives the reader an example.
5. Where should the topic sentence go?
a) The beginning of the introduction paragraph
b) The end of the introduction paragraph
c) The beginning of each body paragraph
d) The final sentence of the essay
6. Which of the following should NOT be included in a conclusion?
a) A reference to your thesis statement
b) A summary of the main body of the essay
c) A new and interesting example that supports your argument
d) A recommendation for action or further research based on the discussion in the essay
7. You should include the following in an academic essay EXCEPT
a) Transition words and phrases
b) I, me, or my
c) Formal language
d) A title
8. What should the sentences immediately after a quotation do?
a) Explain what you think the quote means
b) Explain background information necessary to understand the quote
c) State that the quote supports your thesis
d) Explain how the quote supports your thesis
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