Recognizing Facts, Opinions, And Hypotheses

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  • 1. 

    Read each group of statements that follow. Pick whether the statement is a fact, opinion, or and hypothesis.Our city is a great place to live because of the housing, schools, parks, and businesses.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    The given statement "Our city is a great place to live because of the housing, schools, parks, and businesses" is an opinion. It expresses a personal belief or judgment about the city being a great place to live based on the mentioned factors. Opinions can vary from person to person and are subjective rather than objective facts.

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  • 2. 

    If the present trend continues, our city's population will reach 90,000 by the year 2010.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypothesis
    Explanation
    The statement suggests a prediction about the future population of the city based on the present trend. It is not a fact because it hasn't happened yet, and it is not an opinion because it is based on data and trends rather than personal beliefs. Therefore, the most appropriate term to describe this statement is a hypothesis, which is a proposed explanation or prediction that can be tested and verified.

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  • 3. 

    The population of our city in the year 2000 was 73,500.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    The given statement "The population of our city in the year 2000 was 73,500" is a fact because it presents a specific and verifiable piece of information about the population of the city in a particular year. Facts are based on evidence and can be proven to be true or false. In this case, the population number can be verified through official records or census data from the year 2000.

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  • 4. 

    Wally Amos (Famous Amos Cookies) and Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy's) are 2 famous Americans who earned their GED certificates.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    This statement is a fact because it can be verified and proven to be true. Wally Amos and Dave Thomas are well-known individuals, and their GED certificates can be confirmed through official records or credible sources.

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  • 5. 

    Newer "megamovie" theaters that have 25 or more movie screens will cause older, smaller theaters to close in the future.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypothesis
    Explanation
    The statement suggests a possible outcome in the future based on the assumption that newer "megamovie" theaters with a large number of screens will lead to the closure of older, smaller theaters. This assumption is not a fact, as it hasn't been proven yet, nor is it an opinion, as it is based on a logical prediction rather than personal belief. Therefore, it is classified as a hypothesis, which is a proposed explanation or prediction that can be tested and verified.

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  • 6. 

    Maria thought that the GED preparation program in which she studied was the best in her state.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    B. Opinion
    Explanation
    The given statement reflects Maria's personal belief or judgment about the GED preparation program she studied. This belief is subjective and cannot be proven as a fact or a hypothesis. Therefore, the correct answer is opinion.

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  • 7. 

    During a lifetime, the average worker my have 5 or 6 career changes.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypothesis
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that during a lifetime, the average worker may have 5 or 6 career changes. However, this statement is not a proven fact as it is based on a prediction or assumption rather than concrete evidence. Therefore, it can be categorized as a hypothesis, which is an educated guess or a proposed explanation that can be tested and proven or disproven.

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  • 8. 

    The United States Department of Labor reported that each year 10% of the work force switches occupations.

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Opinions

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    The statement provided is a fact because it is based on a report from the United States Department of Labor. It states that each year, 10% of the work force switches occupations. This information is based on actual data and can be verified.

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