English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Writing - Concluding Opinion (Questions)

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Every opinion paragraph should have a concluding sentence at the end of the paragraph. This will wrap up the paragraph. Also, a student should write a concluding paragraph for his or her essay. Again, this should be the last paragraph of the essay. In this quiz, students will answer questions about conclusions as well as select sentences that should or should not be included in concluding sentences or paragraphs.

1. What should be included in a concluding paragraph of an essay?
[ ] Additional reasons that provide evidence
[ ] New information to support the opinion
[ ] Summary of the argument and main points
[ ] Lots of detail to describe the reasons
2. What should be included in a concluding sentence of a paragraph?
[ ] A question
[ ] Restating the main idea
[ ] New information
[ ] Another opinion
3. Which of the following should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph?
[ ] A sense of closure
[ ] An argument written in other words
[ ] Another personal opinion
[ ] The main points written in other words
4. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Painting a room can change the look of a room.
[ ] Bringing in new furniture can also make the room look better
[ ] It only takes one can of paint to create a new look in a room
[ ] Painting is a difficult chore to do
[ ] Painting is messy and requires a lot of preparation
5. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Dogs usually sleep 5-7 hours a day.
[ ] Dogs will sleep for 5-7 hours a day
[ ] Dogs sleep too often
[ ] During the afternoon, dogs usually sleep for a long period of time
[ ] Cats also sleep a lot
6. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: The sun provides vitamins that people need.
[ ] The sun shines bright every day
[ ] The moon is not as helpful as the sun
[ ] Vitamins are needed by the human body
[ ] Besides feeling its warmth, the sun also makes people healthy
7. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: People do not pay for electricity if they have solar panels on their houses.
[ ] Another way to save money is to turn off the lights in rooms
[ ] It is better for the environment to use solar panels
[ ] Houses with solar panels do not look as nice as those houses without solar panels
[ ] Solar panels do away with electricity costs in homes
8. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Gasoline has increased in price throughout the years.
[ ] Years ago, people did not need gasoline since they rode horses
[ ] Cars also need oil and other fluids to run
[ ] Gasoline is a needed item in order for a car to run
[ ] The cost of gas has certainly gone up in the past few decades
9. Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Earthquakes cause lots of damage.
[ ] Earthquakes can have disastrous results
[ ] Some of the damage that earthquakes cause are to buildings and to people
[ ] Tsunamis can cause damage, but it is by water
[ ] People should realize that their property may get damaged if they live in an earthquake zone
10. Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Mathematics is the most important subject in school.
[ ] Math is quite difficult for me to do
[ ] The course considered to be used the most is mathematics
[ ] Mathematics is important because people use it every day, and it is taught in all schools around the world
[ ] Since math builds upon skills, people should keep up with each math skill they learn
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Writing - Concluding Opinion (Answers)
1. What should be included in a concluding paragraph of an essay?
[ ] Additional reasons that provide evidence
[ ] New information to support the opinion
[x] Summary of the argument and main points
[ ] Lots of detail to describe the reasons
In an opinion essay, the student should rewrite their opinion and main points in different words
2. What should be included in a concluding sentence of a paragraph?
[ ] A question
[x] Restating the main idea
[ ] New information
[ ] Another opinion
The final sentence of a paragraph should have a rewritten main idea
3. Which of the following should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph?
[ ] A sense of closure
[ ] An argument written in other words
[x] Another personal opinion
[ ] The main points written in other words
Even though the argument is included, a new opinion should not be included in the concluding paragraph
4. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Painting a room can change the look of a room.
[ ] Bringing in new furniture can also make the room look better
[x] It only takes one can of paint to create a new look in a room
[ ] Painting is a difficult chore to do
[ ] Painting is messy and requires a lot of preparation
This sentence restates the main idea sentence in different words
5. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Dogs usually sleep 5-7 hours a day.
[ ] Dogs will sleep for 5-7 hours a day
[ ] Dogs sleep too often
[x] During the afternoon, dogs usually sleep for a long period of time
[ ] Cats also sleep a lot
This sentence is rewritten in different words, but it keeps the main idea
6. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: The sun provides vitamins that people need.
[ ] The sun shines bright every day
[ ] The moon is not as helpful as the sun
[ ] Vitamins are needed by the human body
[x] Besides feeling its warmth, the sun also makes people healthy
This sentence includes the same information, but it is in different words
7. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: People do not pay for electricity if they have solar panels on their houses.
[ ] Another way to save money is to turn off the lights in rooms
[ ] It is better for the environment to use solar panels
[ ] Houses with solar panels do not look as nice as those houses without solar panels
[x] Solar panels do away with electricity costs in homes
This sentence is a good concluding sentence for this main idea
8. Which is a good concluding sentence for the following main idea sentence?
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: Gasoline has increased in price throughout the years.
[ ] Years ago, people did not need gasoline since they rode horses
[ ] Cars also need oil and other fluids to run
[ ] Gasoline is a needed item in order for a car to run
[x] The cost of gas has certainly gone up in the past few decades
Both of these sentences use different words, but include the same meaning
9. Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Earthquakes cause lots of damage.
[ ] Earthquakes can have disastrous results
[ ] Some of the damage that earthquakes cause are to buildings and to people
[x] Tsunamis can cause damage, but it is by water
[ ] People should realize that their property may get damaged if they live in an earthquake zone
This sentence would not pertain to earthquakes and should not be in a concluding paragraph
10. Which of the following sentences should NOT be included in a concluding paragraph for the following thesis statement?
THESIS STATEMENT: Mathematics is the most important subject in school.
[x] Math is quite difficult for me to do
[ ] The course considered to be used the most is mathematics
[ ] Mathematics is important because people use it every day, and it is taught in all schools around the world
[ ] Since math builds upon skills, people should keep up with each math skill they learn
Personal opinions should be kept out of concluding paragraphs