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

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Persuasive essays must include a concluding section at the end. For each body paragraph, there must also be a concluding sentence at the end of the paragraph. Usually, each concluding sentence will begin with a transition word if it is needed. This will bring closure to the paragraph or essay. In this quiz, students will answer questions about concluding sections and sentences.

1. Why should a concluding paragraph include a restatement of the thesis statement?
[ ] To summarize the argument or claim
[ ] Because the thesis statement is the most important sentence in the essay
[ ] Because it wraps up the essay
[ ] Because the thesis statement should not be written in its exact words
2. What should not be included in the concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay?
[ ] Transition words
[ ] Rewording of the evidence
[ ] New evidence
[ ] Rewording the claim
3. How long is the regular concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay?
[ ] About 5 sentences
[ ] A couple of paragraphs
[ ] About a page
[ ] Two to three sentences
4. In what way should the concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay require the reader to do something?
[ ] It should require the reader to start a petition
[ ] It should require the reader to write a persuasive essay of their own
[ ] It should require the reader to do something that will get people to read this essay
[ ] It should suggest that the reader do something to benefit the claim that was given in the essay
5. What is another way to end a persuasive essay?
[ ] End with a famous quote
[ ] Have students look to the future of what they hope would happen
[ ] Provide the strongest evidence that was given in the essay
[ ] Explain again why this argument is important
6. In a concluding paragraph, which transition word would most likely be used at the beginning of the paragraph?
[ ] Specifically
[ ] Consequently
[ ] Lastly
[ ] Previously
7. In a body paragraph, what is the function of a concluding sentence?
[ ] To summarize the main points
[ ] To summarize the explanation sentences
[ ] To summarize the evidence
[ ] To give another opinion
8. What is another function of a concluding sentence in a body paragraph?
[ ] It should repeat the same words from the main idea sentence
[ ] It should link the current paragraph to the next paragraph
[ ] It should ask the reader to do something that pertains to the topic
[ ] It should grab the reader's attention
9. Read the main point for a body paragraph below.
Main Point: In a school, it is important for students to learn the information.
Which concluding sentence would be best?
[ ] Students might need more homework in order to make better test scores
[ ] In 2000, only 27% of the 5th graders in this county scored proficient in reading
[ ] Becoming educated is the student's reason for going to school
[ ] The school board meeting required more money to be spent on education
10. Read the main point for a body paragraph below.
Main Point: Picking up litter is an activity that young children can do to help the environment.
Which concluding sentence would be best?
[ ] Cleaning rivers requires organizations to use machinery to make the water cleaner
[ ] Trash removal is something that anyone can do
[ ] Pollution is a significant problem in the city
[ ] People should throw their trash in the garbage can
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Writing - Concluding Section (Answers)
1. Why should a concluding paragraph include a restatement of the thesis statement?
[x] To summarize the argument or claim
[ ] Because the thesis statement is the most important sentence in the essay
[ ] Because it wraps up the essay
[ ] Because the thesis statement should not be written in its exact words
The concluding paragraph needs a summary of the claim
2. What should not be included in the concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay?
[ ] Transition words
[ ] Rewording of the evidence
[x] New evidence
[ ] Rewording the claim
New evidence should not be included in the concluding paragraph
3. How long is the regular concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay?
[x] About 5 sentences
[ ] A couple of paragraphs
[ ] About a page
[ ] Two to three sentences
Usually a concluding paragraph is about one paragraph with at least five sentences
4. In what way should the concluding paragraph of a persuasive essay require the reader to do something?
[ ] It should require the reader to start a petition
[ ] It should require the reader to write a persuasive essay of their own
[ ] It should require the reader to do something that will get people to read this essay
[x] It should suggest that the reader do something to benefit the claim that was given in the essay
The concluding paragraph should challenge the reader to do something that pertains to the claim
5. What is another way to end a persuasive essay?
[ ] End with a famous quote
[x] Have students look to the future of what they hope would happen
[ ] Provide the strongest evidence that was given in the essay
[ ] Explain again why this argument is important
This will allow students to think about the future in regards to this topic
6. In a concluding paragraph, which transition word would most likely be used at the beginning of the paragraph?
[ ] Specifically
[ ] Consequently
[x] Lastly
[ ] Previously
This paragraph would most likely start with a conclusion transition word or phrase
7. In a body paragraph, what is the function of a concluding sentence?
[x] To summarize the main points
[ ] To summarize the explanation sentences
[ ] To summarize the evidence
[ ] To give another opinion
The main points should be summarized
8. What is another function of a concluding sentence in a body paragraph?
[ ] It should repeat the same words from the main idea sentence
[x] It should link the current paragraph to the next paragraph
[ ] It should ask the reader to do something that pertains to the topic
[ ] It should grab the reader's attention
It should link to the next paragraph so it won't make the essay sound choppy
9. Read the main point for a body paragraph below.
Main Point: In a school, it is important for students to learn the information.
Which concluding sentence would be best?
[ ] Students might need more homework in order to make better test scores
[ ] In 2000, only 27% of the 5th graders in this county scored proficient in reading
[x] Becoming educated is the student's reason for going to school
[ ] The school board meeting required more money to be spent on education
These two sentences have the same meaning
10. Read the main point for a body paragraph below.
Main Point: Picking up litter is an activity that young children can do to help the environment.
Which concluding sentence would be best?
[ ] Cleaning rivers requires organizations to use machinery to make the water cleaner
[x] Trash removal is something that anyone can do
[ ] Pollution is a significant problem in the city
[ ] People should throw their trash in the garbage can
This sentence restates the main point