Take Test: Elements of an Essay

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Description Assignment 1: Essay Elements Quiz

 

 
   
   

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Question 1

  1. What are the three key elements of an essay?
Intoduction, thesis, and conclusion
Introduction, body of the essay, and conclusion
Body of the essay, key ideas and conclusion
Introduction, thesis, and key ideas

3 points

Question 2

  1. What does the thesis statement determine in the essay?
The focus of the details in the subpoints
All of the above
The focus of the main ideas
The focus of the topic sentences

3 points

Question 3

  1. The thesis statement includes the topic, purpose, and main ideas of the essay.

Yes
No

3 points

Question 4

  1. The thesis statement can be a question.

Yes
No

3 points

Question 5

  1. The topic sentences in the body of the essay are determined by what elements of the thesis?
The main ideas in the thesis
They are not determined by the thesis
The rhetorical strategy suggedted in the thesis
The audience suggested in the thesis

3 points

Question 6

  1. What is the purpose of the topic sentences?
They introduce the paragraph and dictate all the information in the paragraph
They introduce the essay and determine all the information in the essay
They determine the information in the Introduction of the essay
They conclude the paragraph

3 points

Question 7

  1. The conclusion of an essay should end with either a question or a new idea to “hook” the reader.

Yes
No

3 points

Question 8

  1. The analysis of a subpoint in a key idea can include examples, details, facts, critical views that need not be related to the topic sentence of the key idea.  As long the subpoint relates to the general idea of the essay, it is okay.

Yes
No

3 points

Question 9

  1. What is the most effective place for the thesis statement of the essay?
At the end of the essay
At the beginning of each key idea
At the end of the Introduction
At the beginning of the introduction

3 points

Question 10

  1. What minimum number of paragraphs must an essay contain?
Two paragrpahs: intruduction and main idea
Three paragraphs: introduction, body, conclusion
On paragraph that contains the topic, main idea and concluding sentence.
Five paragraphs: introduction, thesis statement, two main ideas, and conclusion

3 points

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