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

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Informative essays require the topic to be developed. One way is to provide facts to support the topic. Other ways include definitions, concrete details, quotations and examples. This provides evidence to support the topic. In this quiz, the students will identify facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations and examples to support the topics.

1. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Identify peer pressure and what it does.
[ ] To give facts about peer pressure at different jobs
[ ] To provide the definition of peer pressure
[ ] To give a quote about peer pressure from a student
[ ] To give details of the history of peer pressure
2. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Why do schools have dress codes?
[ ] To provide information of dress codes in the military
[ ] To give quotes from students about their dress code
[ ] To give examples of past problems when a school did not have a dress code
[ ] To provide details of how a school with a dress code functions in their daily tasks
3. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the life of Albert Einstein
[ ] To give facts of Einstein's life
[ ] To use a quotation from an encyclopedia about Einstein
[ ] To provide details of Einstein's theories
[ ] To provide definitions about Albert Einstein
4. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the history of your town
[ ] To provide definitions about the terms used in your town
[ ] To identify popular places in your town
[ ] To provide details of how the town came to be
[ ] To get a quote from teenagers who live in your town
5. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Explain the common sports played in England.
[ ] To provide a quote from the department's recreation leader in England
[ ] To provide definitions of soccer, basketball and cricket
[ ] To give examples of how people in England play sports
[ ] To give details of what equipment is used to play sports
6. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the pollution you see in your town
[ ] To provide the definition of pollution
[ ] To give a quote from a citizen
[ ] To give concrete details of what makes a river polluted
[ ] To give examples of the pollution in your town
7. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are the causes of sneezing?
[ ] To use examples of how people sneeze
[ ] To provide the definition of sneezing
[ ] To use quotes from a doctor
[ ] To provide information about what happens after you sneeze
8. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Who invented chocolate?
[ ] To provide details of how to make chocolate
[ ] To provide the definition of chocolate
[ ] To use a quote from a historical person who ate chocolate a lot
[ ] To provide facts of the history of chocolate
9. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: How is the Mayan calendar different from today's calendar?
[ ] To provide a quote from a Mayan person
[ ] To provide details of the Mayan calendar
[ ] To use examples of calendars
[ ] To use facts about the Mayans' way of living
10. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are some current video games?
[ ] To use details of how video games work
[ ] To use a quote from an adult
[ ] To provide a definition of video games
[ ] To provide examples of video games
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Writing - Topic Development (Answers)
1. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Identify peer pressure and what it does.
[ ] To give facts about peer pressure at different jobs
[x] To provide the definition of peer pressure
[ ] To give a quote about peer pressure from a student
[ ] To give details of the history of peer pressure
Since the essay should be about identifying peer pressure, a definition of peer pressure should be included
2. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Why do schools have dress codes?
[ ] To provide information of dress codes in the military
[ ] To give quotes from students about their dress code
[x] To give examples of past problems when a school did not have a dress code
[ ] To provide details of how a school with a dress code functions in their daily tasks
When examples are given of past problems, this contributes to showing why a school would need a dress code
3. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the life of Albert Einstein
[x] To give facts of Einstein's life
[ ] To use a quotation from an encyclopedia about Einstein
[ ] To provide details of Einstein's theories
[ ] To provide definitions about Albert Einstein
If you had to write an essay about Einstein's life, you would include the facts about his life
4. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the history of your town
[ ] To provide definitions about the terms used in your town
[ ] To identify popular places in your town
[x] To provide details of how the town came to be
[ ] To get a quote from teenagers who live in your town
The essay would need to include details of the history of the town
5. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Explain the common sports played in England.
[x] To provide a quote from the department's recreation leader in England
[ ] To provide definitions of soccer, basketball and cricket
[ ] To give examples of how people in England play sports
[ ] To give details of what equipment is used to play sports
Quotations from experts would support the common sports played in England
6. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Describe the pollution you see in your town
[ ] To provide the definition of pollution
[ ] To give a quote from a citizen
[ ] To give concrete details of what makes a river polluted
[x] To give examples of the pollution in your town
Examples should be provided to show the pollution in the town
7. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are the causes of sneezing?
[ ] To use examples of how people sneeze
[ ] To provide the definition of sneezing
[x] To use quotes from a doctor
[ ] To provide information about what happens after you sneeze
Quotations from a doctor would help in this essay since this doctor would know what causes sneezing
8. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: Who invented chocolate?
[ ] To provide details of how to make chocolate
[ ] To provide the definition of chocolate
[ ] To use a quote from a historical person who ate chocolate a lot
[x] To provide facts of the history of chocolate
Providing facts about the history of chocolate would describe who invented chocolate
9. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: How is the Mayan calendar different from today's calendar?
[ ] To provide a quote from a Mayan person
[x] To provide details of the Mayan calendar
[ ] To use examples of calendars
[ ] To use facts about the Mayans' way of living
Using details of the Mayan calendar would help compare and contrast these two calendars
10. What would help develop the topic below?
TOPIC: What are some current video games?
[ ] To use details of how video games work
[ ] To use a quote from an adult
[ ] To provide a definition of video games
[x] To provide examples of video games
With an essay about current video games, the writer would need to include examples of them