Truism: Definition & Examples


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A truism is a:

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1. The term 'truism' was first used in 1708 by:

2. Politicians and other public speakers might use truisms in order to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept of a truism. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of uses and examples of truisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • The definition of a truism
  • Uses of truisms
  • Examples of truisms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about truisms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who first used the term truism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about possible uses of truisms

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Truism: Definiton & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of truism
  • Understand the uses of truisms
  • Identify examples of truisms in literature