Anecdotal Evidence in Literature: Definition & Examples


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Anecdotal evidence is ________.

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1. Anecdotal evidence is most often used in ________.

2. Why is anecdotal evidence believable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the use of anecdotal evidence in literature. You'll be assessed on how and why authors use this type of evidence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will gauge your knowledge of:

  • What anecdotal evidence is
  • The purpose of using anecdotal evidence
  • Types of literature in which readers would find anecdotal evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of anecdotal evidence in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about anecdotal evidence in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence

Additional Learning

To learn more about anecdotal evidence, review the related lesson, Anecdotal Evidence in Literature: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe anecdotal evidence
  • Review examples of anecdotal evidence in literature
  • Define hearsay
  • Understand why authors might use anecdotal evidence in works