Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More


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Which is not a type of article?

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1. What makes a speech different from an article?

2. Which is not an article in a reference book?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Authors have many purposes and platforms for writing informational nonfiction. This quiz and worksheet combination will gauge your understanding of articles and speeches, two main categories of informational text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Types of articles
  • Differences between speeches and articles
  • Informational nonfiction found in reference books
  • Characteristics of an editorial

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of informational text
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast two types of informational nonfiction: articles and speeches
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of articles and speeches

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More to learn more about these different types of nonfiction writing. The lesson, together with this quiz and worksheet, contains the following objectives:

  • Analyze articles written for academic journals to distinguish unique characteristics
  • Explain how audience influences content and delivery of informational nonfiction
  • Explore a speech's great potential to influence an audience