What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples


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What are the two types of nonfiction?

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1. Which is a characteristic of all nonfiction?

2. How is literary nonfiction different from fiction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nonfiction is, as the name implies, the opposite of fiction. During this quiz, you'll recall a number of factors regarding nonfiction writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This nonfiction quiz tests you on your ability to:

  • Recall the two types of nonfiction
  • Recognize a characteristic of all nonfiction
  • Understand how literary nonfiction differs from fiction
  • Determine types of informative nonfiction
  • Know a type of nonfiction from its description

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on the characteristics of nonfiction
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what type of nonfiction an example indicates
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge that you've acquired about types of informative nonfiction

Additional Learning

Still looking for more information? The lesson titled, What Is Nonfiction? - Definition and Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what nonfiction must involve
  • Define the author's purpose
  • Contrast the two types of nonfiction
  • List examples of famous nonfiction works