Creating and Using Thesis Statements – Quiz

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What should a writer do prior to drafting a thesis statement?

examine the evidence to find the main point

Which of the following is not one of the steps to developing a working thesis statement?

Write an essay.

How does the thesis statement aid the writer?

It guides the planning, research, and writing of the essay.

A thesis statement is not __________.

I. a fact

II. a topic

III. a question

I, II, and III

A well-worded thesis statement is both __________ and __________.

significant . . . limited

Students should be educated.

What is wrong with this thesis statement?

It is neither debatable nor specific.

Why is elementary school success an indicator of graduation rates?

Why is this sentence not a thesis statement?

It is a question.

Drug use is bad for society.

How can this thesis statement be improved?

Medicinal drug use is bad for society because it leads to drug addiction.

A thesis statement is all of the following except __________.

a direct quotation, paraphrase, or summary

How can the reader use the thesis statement?

to aid in the comprehension of the main ideas in the essay

If you already have a research question identified, what should you do to create a thesis statement?

turn it into an assertion

A thesis statement has all of the following purposes except __________.

to create a longer conclusion to the essay

Which of the following is an appropriate thesis statement using the "limited subject + precise opinion" formula?

Group skydiving is surprisingly safe.

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