Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples


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How do autobiographies differ from regular biographies?

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1. How is a memoir different from a biography?

2. Which of the following is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test your knowledge by asking questions that require you know about the characteristics of different types of nonfiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to know about:

  • The different types of nonfiction
  • Characteristics of various categories of nonfiction writing
  • The difference between biographies and autobiographies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, which provides an overview of nonfiction as a literary form
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast biographies and autobiographies
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define different types of nonfiction, such as essays and memoirs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different categories of nonfiction writing

Additional Learning

We've also have a lesson designed to help you understand these topics in greater detail. This lesson is entitled Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples and you can meet these objectives through it:

  • Define nonfiction and the specific categories of nonfiction
  • Differentiate types of nonfiction, their characteristics and purposes
  • Distinguish between biographies and autobiographies
  • Identify examples of different types of nonfiction writing