Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples


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Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

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1. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

2. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet test you on the implied main idea through questions focusing on topics which include what it is and how to find it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions aim to test how well you can:

  • Identify what the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage is
  • Explain how to find an implied main idea
  • Tell where implied main ideas are frequently found

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as main idea or implied main idea
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information from a passage and find its implied main idea
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the steps to finding an implied main idea and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can use the lesson titled Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples for further review and to explore the following topics:

  • Why implied main ideas are used and when they can be helpful
  • Steps to finding an implied main idea in a written passage or other source
  • Common places where passages with implied main ideas are found