Non-fiction, Fiction, Autobiography And Biography: Can You Identify? Quiz

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Let's practice deciding if what you hear is fiction or non-fiction. BASED UPON THE TITLE GIVEN, decide if the following would be FICTION, NON-FICTION, etc.
Please remember this is simply practiced, but you will use it to see where you are in regards to knowledge as to how fiction/non-fiction can be identified ---and it will guide you in regards to tiered assignments in non-fiction. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Harrold and the Purple Crayon   --children's book where a young boy can create animals, landscapes, etc with his big purple crayon.

    • A.

      Autobiography

    • B.

      Biography

    • C.

      Nonfiction

    • D.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    D. Fiction
    Explanation
    The book "Harrold and the Purple Crayon" is a work of fiction because it tells a story that is not based on real events or people. It is a children's book that features a young boy who has the ability to create various things using his purple crayon. This imaginative concept of a crayon with magical powers falls under the genre of fiction, as it is a made-up story that sparks the reader's imagination.

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  • 2. 

    "Freckle Juice"   (about a made-up boy who creates a juice to create freckles)

    • A.

      Non-Fiction

    • B.

      Autobiography

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiction
    Explanation
    The given book, "Freckle Juice," is a work of fiction because it is about a made-up boy who creates a juice to create freckles. Fiction refers to literature that is imagined or invented, rather than being based on real events or people. In this case, the story is not based on real-life events or a real person's experiences, making it a work of fiction.

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  • 3. 

    Writing that comes from a writer's imagination. It can be inspired by true events.

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Non-Fiction

    • C.

      Autobiography

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    A. Fiction
    Explanation
    Fiction refers to writing that is created from the imagination of the writer. It can include elements that are inspired by true events, but the overall story and characters are not real. This genre allows authors to explore their creativity and create imaginative worlds and narratives.

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  • 4. 

    "The Witches"  a novel about pretend witches.

    • A.

      Autobiography

    • B.

      Non-fiction

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiction
    Explanation
    "The Witches" is classified as fiction because it is a novel, which implies that the story is a work of imagination and not based on real events or people. Autobiography and biography would suggest that the book is based on the author's or someone else's real life experiences, which is not the case here. Non-fiction would imply that the book is presenting factual information, which again does not apply to "The Witches". Therefore, the correct answer is fiction.

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  • 5. 

    "The True Life of an Octopus"  ---a documentary.

    • A.

      Biography

    • B.

      Non-Fiction

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Autobiography

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Non-Fiction because a documentary is a non-fiction genre that presents factual information about a particular subject, in this case, the true life of an octopus. Documentaries are known for their objective approach to storytelling and their aim to educate and inform the audience about real-life events or topics. Therefore, "The True Life of an Octopus" being a documentary falls under the non-fiction category.

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  • 6. 

    Benjamin Franklin   by Benjamin Franklin.

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Non-Fiction

    • C.

      Autobiography

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    C. Autobiography
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Autobiography." This is because the question states that the book is written by Benjamin Franklin, suggesting that it is a personal account of his own life. An autobiography is a genre of literature where the author writes about their own life experiences, making it the most fitting choice among the given options.

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  • 7. 

    "The Life Cycle of a Frog"

    • A.

      Autobiography

    • B.

      Fiction

    • C.

      Non-Fiction

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-Fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Non-Fiction because the life cycle of a frog is a factual and scientific process that can be observed and studied. Autobiography would imply that a frog is writing about its own life, which is not possible. Fiction would involve imaginary or made-up elements, which is not the case with the life cycle of a frog. Biography would imply that someone else is writing about the life of a specific frog, which is also not applicable in this context. Therefore, Non-Fiction is the most appropriate category for the life cycle of a frog.

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  • 8. 

    The Pharmacist of Auschwitz   by Patricia Posner The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner ...

    • A.

      Autobiography

    • B.

      Biography

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Realistic Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Biography
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is Biography because the book, "The Pharmacist of Auschwitz," tells the true story of Victor Capesius, a pharmaceutical salesman who joined the Nazi SS and became the chief pharmacist at Auschwitz. The book is based on previously classified documents, indicating that it is a factual account of Capesius' life and actions during that time.

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  • 9. 

    "How to Train a Dog"

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Realistic Fiction

    • C.

      Non-Fiction

    • D.

      Hopefulness

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-Fiction
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is Non-Fiction because "How to Train a Dog" is a factual and informative topic that provides instructions and guidance on training dogs. Non-fiction books are based on real events, facts, and information, and aim to educate and inform the reader. In this case, the book would provide practical advice and techniques for dog training, making it a non-fiction genre.

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  • 10. 

    Star Wars

    • A.

      Non-Fiction

    • B.

      Fiction

    • C.

      Autobiography

    • D.

      Essay

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction
    Explanation
    Star Wars is classified as fiction because it is a fictional story set in a galaxy far, far away. It includes elements such as space travel, aliens, and the Force, which are not based on real events or people. The characters, plot, and settings are all products of the imagination of the creators. While it may draw inspiration from real-world themes and historical events, Star Wars is ultimately a work of fiction.

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  • 11. 

    Social Studies Textbook.

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Nonfiction

    • C.

      Autobiography

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonfiction
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Nonfiction," is correct because it is the only option that accurately describes a type of text that presents factual information about real people, events, or ideas. Fiction refers to imaginative or made-up stories, autobiography refers to a person's account of their own life, and biography refers to a written account of someone else's life. Only nonfiction fits the description of a social studies textbook, which typically contains information about history, geography, economics, and other real-world subjects.

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  • 12. 

    Serafina and the Black Cloak.

    • A.

      Realistic Fiction

    • B.

      Fantasy Fiction

    • C.

      Non-Fiction

    • D.

      Biography

    Correct Answer
    B. Fantasy Fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fantasy Fiction because "Serafina and the Black Cloak" is a work of fiction that includes elements of fantasy. This can be inferred from the title, which suggests a mysterious and magical storyline involving a black cloak.

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