Test Your Knowledge About Elements Of Nonfiction! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Elements Of Nonfiction! Trivia Questions Quiz

Test your knowledge about elements of nonfiction! A non-fiction story tells the story of real-life events that took place, if you are writing this, you should ensure that you carry out extensive research into the persons you are writing about. Take the quiz, and see if you follow on all the elements of this type of story. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A biography describes _______________
    • A. 

      A. the individual's hobbies and career of an individual.

    • B. 

      B. the childhood experiences, family, and career of an individual.

    • C. 

      C. the mistakes one has made in life.

    • D. 

      D. the birth of an individual's children.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following summaries could describe an autobiography?
    • A. 

      A. A famous writer's life told by another author.

    • B. 

      B. A famous basketball player's wife sharing memories of her late husband.

    • C. 

      C. Michael Jackson's mother describing his childhood.

    • D. 

      D. Helen Keller writing about her difficulties of being blind all her life

  • 3. 
    To support a main idea, writers often use __________________
    • A. 

      A. persuasion to prove their point.

    • B. 

      B. facts and details to help prove their point.

    • C. 

      C. opinions and details to help prove their point.

    • D. 

      D. summaries of details to help prove their point

  • 4. 
    The primary purpose of an expository piece is to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      A. to persuade you to change your mind.

    • B. 

      B. to give out factual information.

    • C. 

      C. to help reader to understand main idea

    • D. 

      D. to entertain the reader

  • 5. 
    The primary purpose of a persuasive piece is ______________________
    • A. 

      A. to change an opinion

    • B. 

      B. to give information

    • C. 

      C. to entertain the reader

    • D. 

      D. to give directions

  • 6. 
    Who is the narrator of an autobiography?
    • A. 

      A. another author

    • B. 

      B. unknown admirer

    • C. 

      C. a relative

    • D. 

      D. the author

  • 7. 
    When an author tries to change your opinion about something, then the author's purpose is to _______
    • A. 

      A. Iinform

    • B. 

      B. entertain

    • C. 

      C. persuade

    • D. 

      D. express

  • 8. 
    When the author gives you factual information, the author's purpose is to ____________.
    • A. 

      A. inform

    • B. 

      B. entertain

    • C. 

      C. persuade

    • D. 

      D. express

  • 9. 
    Fact - Opinion     -  Mrs. Barnes is married to handsome man.
    • A. 

      A. Fact

    • B. 

      B. Opinion

    • C. 

      C. Neither

    • D. 

      D. Both Fact and Opinion

  • 10. 
    Fact - Opinion  -  Mrs. Smith was born on July 4, 1935.
    • A. 

      A. Fact

    • B. 

      B. Opinion

    • C. 

      C. Neither Fact or Opinion

    • D. 

      D. Both Fact & Opinion

  • 11. 
    Which text structure is most likely to be found in a textbook?
    • A. 

      A. Table of Contents

    • B. 

      B. Subheadings

    • C. 

      C. Bold print

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 12. 
    Fact - Opinion  -  Between 1945 and 1960 the number of cars in the U.S. increased by 133 percent.
    • A. 

      A. Fact

    • B. 

      B. Opinion

    • C. 

      C. Neither Fact or Opinion

    • D. 

      D. Both Fact & Opinion

  • 13. 
    Nonfiction means ______________
    • A. 

      A. Based on Facts

    • B. 

      B. Made up

    • C. 

      C.Told by a narrator

    • D. 

      D. Humorous

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a question you should ask to find the main idea?
    • A. 

      A. What is the author's purpose?

    • B. 

      B. What point is the author trying to make?

    • C. 

      C. What is the selection mainly about?

    • D. 

      D. When did the author write the selection?

  • 15. 
    “Drug abusers often start in upper elementary school. They experiment with a parent’s beer and hard liquor and they enjoy the buzz they receive. They keep doing this and it starts taking more and more of the alcohol to get the the same level of buzz. As a result, the child turns to other forms of stimulation including marijuana. Since these are the initial steps that usually lead to more hardcore drugs such as Angel Dust (PCP), heroin, and crack cocaine, marijuana and alcohol are known as “gateway drugs.” Because of their addictive nature, these gateway drugs lead many youngsters who use them to the world of hardcore drugs.” The text structure of this passage is:
    • A. 

      A. Sequence/ Time Order

    • B. 

      B. Problem Solution

    • C. 

      C. Cause and Effect

    • D. 

      D. Description

  • 16. 
    One type of nonfiction "tells a story." Another type simply gives information. These are called"
    • A. 

      A. Narrative and Expository

    • B. 

      B. True and False

    • C. 

      C. Narrative and Realistic

    • D. 

      D. Time Order and Sequence

  • 17. 
    “Middle school gives students more autonomy than elementary school. While students are asked to be responsible for their learning in both levels, middle school students have more pressure to follow through on assignments on their own, rather than rely on adults. In addition, narrative forms are used to teach most literacy skills in elementary school. On the other hand, expository writing is the way most information is given in middle school. “ This paragraph's structure is:
    • A. 

      A. Cause and Effect

    • B. 

      B. Time Order/Sequence

    • C. 

      C. Compare and Contrast

    • D. 

      D. Description

  • 18. 
    The author makes a story funny in order to __________________.
    • A. 

      A. inform

    • B. 

      B. entertain

    • C. 

      C. persuade

    • D. 

      D. express

  • 19. 
    How can you prove that the following fact is true?    Mrs. Smith's address is 636 Wilson Road.
    • A. 

      A. Ask someone if she lives there

    • B. 

      B. Visit Mrs. Smith at 636 Wilson Road

    • C. 

      Contact her by telephone

    • D. 

      D. None of these will prove this

  • 20. 
    Which of the following text features are likely to be found in a newspaper?
    • A. 

      A. Chapter Titles

    • B. 

      B. Glossary

    • C. 

      C. Index

    • D. 

      D. Headings