Test: Elements Of Nonfiction! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Test: Elements Of Nonfiction! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Nonfiction means ______________
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Fake

    • D. 

      Humorous

  • 2. 
    A biography describes _______________
    • A. 

      An individual's importance in life and how he/she made a difference in the lives of others

    • B. 

      The childhood experiences, family, career life of an individual written by someone else

    • C. 

      the mistakes one has made in life and ways that he/she changed things to make the mistakes into positives instead

    • D. 

      The childhood experiences, family, career and life of someone written by the person him/herself

  • 3. 
    Which of the following summaries could describe an autobiography?
    • A. 

      A famous writer's life told by another author.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson's mother describing his childhood.

    • D. 

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

  • 4. 
    To support a main idea, writers often use __________________
    • A. 

      Persuasion to prove their point.

    • B. 

      Facts and details to help prove their point.

    • C. 

      Opinions and details to help prove their point.

    • D. 

      Summaries of details to help prove their point

  • 5. 
    To change a word's meaning, you can add a prefix _______________.
    • A. 

      To the middle of the word.

    • B. 

      To the end of the word.

    • C. 

      To the beginning of the word.

    • D. 

      After the word.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a question you should ask to find the main - or central - idea?
    • A. 

      What is the author's purpose?

    • B. 

      What point is the author trying to make?

    • C. 

      What is the selection mainly about?

    • D. 

      When did the write the selection?

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

      Narrative and informative

    • B. 

      Expository and Narrative

    • C. 

      Narrative and Realistic

    • D. 

      Expository and Persuasive

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

      Narrative

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Persuasive

    • D. 

      Fiction

  • 9. 
    The primary purpose of an expository piece is to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      To persuade you to change your mind.

    • B. 

      To give out factual information.

    • C. 

      To help reader to understand main idea

    • D. 

      To entertain the reader

  • 10. 
    The primary purpose of a persuasive piece is ______________________
    • A. 

      To change an opinion

    • B. 

      To give information

    • C. 

      To entertain the reader

    • D. 

      To give directions

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

      Another author

    • B. 

      Unknown admirer

    • C. 

      A relative

    • D. 

      The author

  • 12. 
    When an author tries to change your opinion about something, then the author's purpose is to _______
    • A. 

      Iinform

    • B. 

      Entertain

    • C. 

      Persuade

    • D. 

      Express

  • 13. 
    When the author gives you factual information, the author's purpose is to ____________.
    • A. 

      Inform

    • B. 

      Entertain

    • C. 

      Persuade

    • D. 

      Express

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

      Inform

    • B. 

      Entertain

    • C. 

      Persuade

    • D. 

      Express

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

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Both Fact and Opinion

  • 16. 
    Fact - Opinion  -  "Mrs. Smith was born on July 4, 1935".
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

    • C. 

      Neither Fact or Opinion

    • D. 

      Both Fact & Opinion

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

      Ask someone if she live there

    • B. 

      Visit Mrs. Smith at 636 Wilson Road

    • C. 

      Telephone her at home

    • D. 

      Hire a private investigator to follow Mrs. Smith

  • 18. 
    What is meant by an OBJECTIVE SUMMARY?
    • A. 

      A summary - or short statement about a selection - that gives lots of thoughts and opinions about how you feel about a specific subject mentioned in what was read

    • B. 

      a short statement or paragraph that tells what something is about but does not include irrelevant details or your opinions

    • C. 

      A short statement or paragraph that tells about something important and gives ideas/specifics about the importance of what was stated

    • D. 

      A short statement or paragraph about something important with persuasive thoughts and ideas to help a reader better understand the selection

  • 19. 
    What is meant by TEXT STRUCTURES in a nonfiction piece do?
    • A. 

      Refers to the way structures are put together

    • B. 

      Refers to the fiction story and how it is told within each of the parts of the work

    • C. 

      Refers to how the information within a written text is organized.

    • D. 

      Refers to the text and how it is told in a way that lets people understand it better through realizing that the story is real/not made up

  • 20. 
    Which of the following text structures  are most likely to be found in a news related article?
    • A. 

      Chapter Titles

    • B. 

      Glossary

    • C. 

      Index

    • D. 

      Headings

  • 21. 
    Which text structure is most likely to be found in a textbook?
    • A. 

      Table of Contents

    • B. 

      Subheadings

    • C. 

      Bold print

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Fact - Opinion  -  Between 1945 and 1960 the number of cars in the U.S. increased by 133 percent.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Opinion

    • C. 

      Neither Fact or Opinion

    • D. 

      Both Fact & Opinion

  • 23. 
    Choose the correct TEXT STRUCTURE which BEST describes the paragraph below: The Cretaceous Period was filled with dangerous predators, but two of the most feared hunters were the tyrannosaurs rex and the velociraptor.  The tyrannosaurs rex was one of the largest carnivores to ever walk the Earth.  He was 20 feet tall and weighed seven tons.  His jaws could crush down with 3,000 lbs. of force, enough to smash the bones of his prey.  The velociraptor was very small compared to rex.  Raptors only stood three feet tall and were seven feet long, weighing merely 35 pounds.  But the velociraptor was fast.  Scientists think that raptors could run 24 miles per hour and turn on a dime.  Both dinosaurs used their jaws to kill prey, but the raptor had a secret weapon: a retractable toe claw that he pulled out like a knife to slash at his prey.  Both dinosaurs had eyes on the front of their heads, which helped them track prey.  If these two dinosaurs had fought, it would be difficult to say which would win; however since raptors died over ten million years before the first tyrannosaurs was born, scientists don’t believe such a fight ever occurred.
    • A. 

      Cause and effect

    • B. 

      Compare/contrast

    • C. 

      Sequence

    • D. 

      Problem/solution

  • 24. 
    Choose the TEXT STRUCTURE that BEST describes the paragraph below: There are many theories about why the dinosaurs vanished from the planet.  One theory that many people believe is that a gigantic meteorite smashed into the Earth.  Scientists believe that the meteorite was very big and that the impact may have produced a large dust cloud that covered the Earth for many years.  The dust cloud may have caused plants to not receive sunlight and the large plant eaters, or herbivores, may have died off, followed by the large meat eaters, or carnivores.  This theory may or may not be true, but it is one explanation as to why these giant reptiles no longer inhabit the Earth.
    • A. 

      Cause/effect

    • B. 

      Compare/contrast

    • C. 

      Chronological

    • D. 

      Problem/solution

  • 25. 
    What is meant by the term TONE?
    • A. 

      Your own feelings conjured (or brought about) by the writer's presentation of a subject, or event.

    • B. 

      The writer's attitude about himself and about others in regards to being objective

    • C. 

      Your own feelings about the author and his thoughts

    • D. 

      the writer's attitude toward the subject, reader, or himself/herself.