Nonfiction Elements

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Nonfiction Quiz describing all elements of nonfiction


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  • 1. 
    Nonfiction means ______________
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

    • C. 

      C. Fake

    • D. 

      D. Humorous

  • 2. 
    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.

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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 write the selection?

  • 6. 
    To change a word's meaning, you can add a prefix _______________.
    • A. 

      A. to the middle of the word.

    • B. 

      B. to the end of the word.

    • C. 

      C. to the beginning of the word.

    • D. 

      D. after the word.

  • 7. 
    Nonfiction has two major types that function to "tell a story" or "to give information. 
    • A. 

      A. Narrative and informative

    • B. 

      B. Expository and Narrative

    • C. 

      C. Narrative and Realistic

    • D. 

      D. Expository and Persuasive

  • 8. 
    Which of the following kinds of selections do NOT tell a story?
    • A. 

      A. Narrative

    • B. 

      B. Descriptive

    • C. 

      C. Persuasive

    • D. 

      D. Fiction

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Who is the narrator of an autobiography?
    • A. 

      A. another author

    • B. 

      B. unknown admirer

    • C. 

      C. a relative

    • D. 

      D. the author

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    The makes a story humorous and funny because he wants to __________________.
    • A. 

      A. inform

    • B. 

      B. entertain

    • C. 

      C. persuade

    • D. 

      D. express

  • 15. 
    Fact - Opinion     -  Mrs. Barnes is married to handsome man.
    • A. 

      A. Fact

    • B. 

      B. Opinion

    • C. 

      C. Neither

    • D. 

      D. Both Fact and Opinion

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    How can you prove that the following fact is true?    Mrs. Smith's address is 636 Wilson Road.
    • A. 

      A. Ask someone if she live there

    • B. 

      B. Visit Mrs. Smith at 636 Wilson Road

    • C. 

      C. Telephone her at home

    • D. 

      D. Hire a private investigator to follow Mrs. Smith

  • 18. 
    Which of the following text structures are most likely to be found in a newspaper?
    • A. 

      A. Chapter Titles

    • B. 

      B. Glossary

    • C. 

      C. Index

    • D. 

      D. Headings

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    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

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