Theme Characteristics
Main Idea Characteristics
Main Idea or Theme?
Topic, Main Idea, or Theme?
BONUS ROUND
100
True or false: Can a theme apply to anyone?
True
100
Is a main idea general or specific?
Specific
100
Don't judge a book by its cover
Theme
100
Love
Topic
100

He is Loki 

Who is the adopted brother of Thor?

200
True or False: Theme is the same thing as main idea
False
200
True or False: A main idea is a detail from the text
False
200
The boy wanted to fit in so badly that he compromised who he was to make them like him.
main idea
200
Jealousy
Topic
200
Why is six afraid of seven?
Because seven eight nine
300
True or False: The theme is directly stated in the text
FALSE
300
A main idea is a one-sentence summary of what happened in the text
true
300
Good friends are sometimes hard to find
Theme
300
A young boy discovers that he is a wizard and must fight dark forces to save himself and his friends from an evil and powerful wizard...who must not be named...
main idea
300

This talk show host is also an American Idol

Who is Kelly Clarkson?

400
True or False: A theme usually has a character's name in it
False
400
A main idea the same as the topic of the text
false
400
If you love someone, let them go. If they come back, that's how you know they love you.
Theme
400
The boy kept lying because he wanted to play a joke on people but when he was really in trouble no one came to help him
Main Idea
400

This Vice President of the USA has Jamaican Parentage.

Who is Kamala Harris?

500
True or false: A theme is usually one word
False
500

What is the main idea of The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs?

 The main idea is that Mr. and Mrs. White got the  Monkey's paw from Morris. The paw was cursed by a fakir who believed that if one interferes with fate they will experience sorrow. The Paw gave them 3 wishes but the wishes were granted at a great cost. They lost their son.

500
Name the biggest difference between a main idea and the theme
A main idea has specific details about the text and the theme is a general truth
500
War does terrible things to the soul
theme
500

The number one song on the Billboard 100 right now?

Industry Baby by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

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