Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following would be considered nonfiction?

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1. Who is considered to have created the nonfiction genre?

2. Which of the following is necessary in writing a nonfiction novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nonfiction novels are a literary genre, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding this writing style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Origin of the nonfiction genre
  • Example of a nonfiction subject
  • Requirements for writing nonfiction
  • Risk of using false information

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why a news report is not considered nonfiction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author attributed with creating the genre

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of the nonfiction novel
  • Identify key elements of the genre
  • Understand the influence of Truman Capote's work