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Quiz for Chapter Four

Student Self-Grading Multiple Choice

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1. Paragraphs should __________.

a) only conclude an essay
b) always provide a thesis
c) introduce an important point
d) none of the above

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2. __________ introduces the main idea of a paragraph.

a) The paragraph wrap
b) The topic sentence
c) The conclusion
d) All the above

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3. A paragraph wrap __________.

a) reminds the reader what the paragraph is about
b) introduces the main idea or point
c) develops the important point or points
d) none of the above

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4. Well developed paragraphs __________.

a) state the main point
b) reinforce the main idea
c) lead the reader to the next point
d) All of the above.

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5. A topic sentence could anchor thought in __________.

a) the middle of the paragraph
b) the beginning of the paragraph
c) the end of the paragraph
d) all the above

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6. It is often easy to locate a paragraph that has __________.

a) more than one idea
b) an off topic sentence
c) all the above
d) none of the above

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7. Coherent paragraphs require that a writer’s thinking be __________.

a) logical
b) artistic
c) personal
d) none of the above

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8. Conversely, despite, and however are transitions of __________.

a) summary or conclusion
b) contrast or qualification
c) emphasisent
d) cause and effect

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9. Finally and in conclusion are transitions of __________.

a) summary or conclusion
b) cause and effect
c) sequence and addition
d) none of the above

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10. That is and particularly are transitions of __________.

a) limit or concession
b) emphasis
c) summary or conclusion
d) none of the above

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Short Answer Questions

1. In a paragraph, the topic sentence introduces the __________ and is therefore usually the most __________ sentence.

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2. Paragraphs serve the specific functions of __________ an important point and __________ that point.

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3. Paragraphs always have a __________, __________, and an __________.

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4. A paragraph wrap can be a satisfying way to __________ a paragraph and __________ the reader what the paragraph is about.

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5. Strong paragraphs state the main idea, __________ it, and __________ it.

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6. Paragraph unity is established through __________, __________, and __________.

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7. Paragraphs that contain more than one __________ or an off-topic __________ are often easy to identify.

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8. Charles Dickens’s introduction to A Tale of Two Cities is an example of __________, which helps a writer achieve __________.

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9. Although very helpful, transitional words and phrases can be __________ and __________ the paragraph.

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10. Although useful, a transitional word or phrase is not a __________ for a link in __________.

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