ESSAY WRITING QUIZ
AP US HISTORY
Circle the letter that “most correctly” answers the question with regard to writing an essay on the following topic: “Belief in the freedom of religion was central to the development of some colonies, while in other colonies such freedom was denied.” Assess the validity of this statement.
1. All of the following should appear in an introductory paragraph on this essay topic EXCEPT
a. definitions of important concepts like freedom of religion and development
b. a thesis statement that takes a clear position on the argument raised by the question
c. a precise restatement of the sentence in quotation marks
d. a summary of each side of the argument raised by the question
2. Which of the following BEST summarizes the meaning of, and controversy raised by, the question?
a. All of the colonists believed in the concept of freedom of religion, true or false? b. Was the development of some of the colonies driven by the desire for religious freedom or was religious freedom really a peripheral issue in almost all of the colonies?
c. Were the colonies that claimed to believe in religious freedom really the most intolerant and the ones who claimed to be intolerant really the most free?
d. To what extent was relig...