Flashcard 4 - Language Arts: Reading Flashcard Set for the HiSET Test


The correct answer is:

topic; main idea


Topic is the “big picture” while main idea is the author’s statement about that big picture. Topics can generally be identified and named in a word or two, while main ideas require a complete sentence or two to state. Test questions may ask you to identify the main idea of a sentence, a paragraph, or an entire passage.

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