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Comprehension QuestionsUNIT 1 — Lesson 1B — Comprehension Questions
Introductory Paragraphs

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your understanding of introductory paragraphs. Select the best answers and read the explanations in the pop-up windows.

 
 

1.

The purpose of an introduction is ____________.

 

a

to explain the points in the essay

 

b

to introduce the topic

 

c

to introduce the writer

 

2.

What are the three elements of an introduction? Click all the correct answers.

 

a

Opening statement

 

b

Supporting paragraph

 

c

Thesis statement

 

d

Supporting sentence

 

e

Title

 

3.

Which of the following ways to write an introductory paragraph can be used in the introduction of an illustrative essay? Click all the correct answers.

 

a

Funnel

 

b

Anecdote

 

c

Survey

 

d

Question

 

e

Setting the scene

 

f

Quotation

 

g

Definition