Subjective V. Objective Claims Practice

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Subjective V. Objective Claims Practice - Quiz

Determine whether each statement is a subjective or objective claim.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • I like the taste of hot chips.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "I like the taste of hot chips" expresses a personal opinion or preference. It is subjective because it is based on individual feelings and tastes, which can vary from person to person.

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  • 2. 

    • Hot chips are unhealthy because they contain harmful ingredients.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given statement is objective because it presents a factual claim about hot chips containing harmful ingredients. It does not express any personal opinion or subjective viewpoint.

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  • 3. 

    • Hot chips are unhealthy because they contain harmful ingredients, such as saturated fats and sodium, which in high volume have been linked with high blood pressure and even diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association suggests the following: “to lower you risk of heart disease, try to eat less of the unhealthy fats – saturated and trans fat.”  Additionally, “decreasing the amount of sodium in the diet can help many people lower their blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure also means you are decreasing your risk for heart attack or stroke, both of which are common diabetes complications” (from diabetes.org).

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given explanation provides factual information about the harmful ingredients in hot chips and their potential health effects. It also includes quotes from the American Diabetes Association, which further supports the objective nature of the explanation.

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  • 4. 

    • I enjoy reading, and I have from a young age.  A feeling comes over me when I’m swept up into a text that is even better than a great movie.  I feel passive in movies; I just sit back and enjoy, but when I get into a good book, I lean in and interact with the characters.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The answer is subjective because it is based on the personal experience and feelings of the individual. The statement "A feeling comes over me..." indicates that the enjoyment of reading is a personal and subjective experience. It cannot be proven or measured objectively as it varies from person to person.

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  • 5. 

    • I’ve always enjoyed reading partially because I thought it helped me become a better person by forcing me to consider perspectives that are very different than mine.  Apparently, I’m not alone; three psychologists from the University of Toronto recently published results of a study that support this idea of mine: “Exposure to literature,” the researchers write in the Creativity Research Journal, “may offer a (way for people) to become more likely to open their minds.” Their study showed that individuals who read complex texts were better prepared for complex events in the real world because they had more exposure to the confusion one experiences in the face of complexity.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given answer is "objective". This is because the passage is presenting information about a study conducted by psychologists from the University of Toronto. It provides the findings of the study, which suggest that exposure to literature can help individuals become more open-minded and better prepared for complex events. The passage does not express any personal opinions or biases, but rather presents the results of the study in an unbiased manner.

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  • 6. 

    • Hustle and Flow is my favorite movie.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "Hustle and Flow is my favorite movie" is a personal opinion and cannot be proven as true or false. It is a subjective statement because it is based on personal taste and preference. Different people may have different favorite movies, so this statement is subjective to the individual who made it.

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  • 7. 

    • PCA is one of the best charter schools in Memphis.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    This statement is an objective statement because it presents a factual claim about PCA being one of the best charter schools in Memphis. It does not express any personal opinions or emotions.

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  • 8. 

    • Jefferson is presented as a victim by Gaines, but he is treated like a villain by the novel’s court.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer being "objective" is that the statement is presenting a contrast between two different perspectives on Jefferson's portrayal in the novel. It states that Gaines presents Jefferson as a victim, but the novel's court treats him like a villain. This suggests that the statement is providing an objective observation of the conflicting portrayals of Jefferson in the novel.

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  • 9. 

    • When I first came to PCA, I was intimidated.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "When I first came to PCA, I was intimidated" expresses a personal feeling or opinion, indicating that the speaker's experience of feeling intimidated is based on their own subjective perception. This makes the correct answer "subjective."

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  • 10. 

    • When I had only read the first few chapters, I didn’t respect Jefferson.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the speaker's opinion about Jefferson changed as they continued reading. This indicates that the statement is based on personal feelings or thoughts rather than on facts or evidence. Therefore, the correct answer is subjective, as it reflects the speaker's perspective or point of view.

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  • 11. 

    • Tante Lou is a tough lady.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given statement "Tante Lou is a tough lady" is an objective statement because it is a factual statement that can be proven or disproven. It does not involve any personal opinions or feelings.

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  • 12. 

    • Mr. Grope is a victim, but he also made things worse on himself.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The statement "Mr. Grope is a victim, but he also made things worse on himself" suggests that there is a factual observation being made about Mr. Grope's situation. It implies that Mr. Grope experienced some form of harm or injustice, but he also contributed to worsening his own situation. This observation is objective because it is based on observable facts and does not involve personal opinions or feelings.

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  • 13. 

    • I enjoyed chapter one.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "I enjoyed chapter one" expresses a personal opinion or feeling, indicating that the enjoyment is based on the individual's personal experience or perspective. This makes the statement subjective, as it is influenced by personal emotions and thoughts rather than being based on factual information or evidence.

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  • 14. 

    • Even though I’m just starting the book, I already feel for Jefferson.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The given statement "Even though I’m just starting the book, I already feel for Jefferson" indicates a personal feeling or opinion towards the character Jefferson. It shows that the speaker has formed an emotional connection with Jefferson based on their own perspective or interpretation. This subjective response is based on the individual's own feelings and cannot be proven or disproven objectively. Therefore, the correct answer is subjective.

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  • 15. 

    • I’m really not sure what to think about Tante Lou.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "I'm really not sure what to think about Tante Lou" indicates that the speaker has a personal and uncertain opinion about Tante Lou. This suggests that the statement is subjective, as it is based on the speaker's personal thoughts and feelings rather than objective facts.

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  • 16. 

    • Chapter one was well written.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    This statement suggests an objective opinion about the writing quality of chapter one. It does not involve personal feelings or emotions, but rather focuses on the quality of the writing itself.

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  • 17. 

    • Brother and Bear didn’t intend to kill Mr. Grope when then entered his shop.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Brother and Bear did not have the intention to kill Mr. Grope when they entered his shop. This implies that their actions were not driven by a deliberate plan or motive to cause harm. The term "objective" refers to a situation or statement that is based on facts and does not involve personal opinions or biases. In this context, the statement is objective because it presents a factual account of Brother and Bear's intentions.

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  • 18. 

    • Miss Emma is in a lot of pain because of the trial.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given statement "Miss Emma is in a lot of pain because of the trial" is an objective statement because it presents a fact or information that can be verified or proven. It does not express any personal opinion or bias.

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  • 19. 

    • Tante Lou is my favorite character.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The statement "Tante Lou is my favorite character" expresses a personal opinion or preference, which makes it subjective. It is based on the individual's personal feelings and cannot be proven or disproven.

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  • 20. 

    • Jefferson is a victim.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    B. Objective
    Explanation
    The given statement "Jefferson is a victim" is an objective statement because it presents a fact or a situation that can be objectively observed or verified. It does not express any personal opinion or bias, but rather states a clear and factual statement about Jefferson being a victim.

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  • 21. 

    • I enjoy reading because it helps me become a better person.  I get pulled into the story and fall in love with the characters.  They become my friends, my enemies, my mentors.  I learn from them, and I learn with them.  It all comes down to this: because I enjoy learning, I enjoy reading. Reading makes you a better person.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    The given answer is subjective. The statement "I enjoy reading because it helps me become a better person" is based on personal feelings and opinions, which cannot be proven or measured objectively.

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