Autobiography: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What does nonfiction contain?

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1. Literary nonfiction is similar to fiction in that they both have...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The autobiography - a type of nonfiction - has several key components. Through this quiz and worksheet, you can make sure you understand the main characteristics of autobiographies, as well as the four shorter types of autobiographies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • The definition and characteristics of literary nonfiction
  • Identifying a work of nonfiction
  • The point of view of an autobiography
  • The role of the author in an autobiography
  • The types of short autobiographies

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - understand the key characteristics of autobiographies
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on autobiographies
  • Knowledge application - use what you already know about literary nonfiction to answer questions about autobiographies
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to distinguish the differences between journals, diaries, letters and memoirs

Additional Learning

To learn more about autobiographies, watch the accompanying lesson on Autobiographies. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn about the autobiography and its place in the literary nonfiction genre
  • Understand the point of view of an autobiography
  • Study the characteristics of autobiographies through published examples
  • Identify the different types of short autobiographies, including diaries, journals, letters and memoirs