Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following statements is a fact?

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1. Which of the following statements is an opinion?

2. Which of the following is NOT a type of persuasion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the age of information, it is important to be able to distinguish among fact, persuasion, and informed opinion in nonfiction pieces. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the differences among these types of information. The questions will ask you about statements of fact and opinion and statements which use logos and pathos to persuade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • How informed opinion differs from opinion
  • Factual statements
  • Statements which are opinions

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as informed opinion and opinion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding logos and pathos in persuasion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fact, persuasion, and informed opinion in nonfiction pieces

Additional Learning

To learn more about the difference between types of nonfiction information, review the accompanying lesson, Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Distinguish fact from opinion
  • Examine types of persuasion
  • Learn about informed opinion and where to find it