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Listening for Facts and Opinions

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Read the following and identify which is a fact, as opposed to an opinion.

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1. If you just read something that said that one thing was better than another, and that made you have an emotional response, what did you likely just read?

2. Which of these is an opinion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet, we've put together a series of questions on listening for facts and opinions you can utilize to test yourself. Some of the subjects covered on these questions include identifying fact and opinion and the definition of a statistic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to see if you know:

  • How to identify fact and opinion in example passages
  • What you likely read if you had an emotional response to it
  • The definition of a statistic
  • What it's called when a media source puts opinion into their facts

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what you likely read if you had an emotional response to it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on listening for facts and opinion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what it's called when a media source uses opinion in its facts

Additional Learning

Take a look at our informative lesson called Listening for Facts and Opinions if you'd like to study this subject in greater detail. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain the method of observation for determining whether something is fact or opinion
  • Discuss the subjective nature of how statistics can be obtained
  • Detail a global view of media bias
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