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College Main Idea Questions

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College Main Idea
What is the difference between a topic and a main idea?
  1. There is no difference.
  2. A topic is a single word or phrase, while a main idea is a complete sentence.
  3. A topic is more narrow in scope, while a main idea is more broad.
  4. A topic includes specific details, while the main idea does not.
College Main Idea
All of the following statements about major details are true EXCEPT:
  1. Major details are directly tied to the main idea.
  2. Major details are the primary points the author is making about the topic.
  3. Major details are supported by minor details.
  4. Major details could be left out, and the main idea would still be clear.
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