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Practice - Reading - 04

Hello, super brains! Ready for a challenge? We've got a fantastic quiz to help you test your reading and understanding abilities when it comes to non-fiction texts. Remember, comprehension isn't just about reading the words, but also about understanding their meanings and context. Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers in this quiz – only opportunities to learn more. So, let's get started!
The author writes: 'The Sahara Desert is in the north of Africa'. What type of statement is this?
A fact
An opinion
A suggestion
A question
This is a fact about the Sahara desert. In non-fiction, authors generally use facts to inform readers.
Which one of these is NOT a feature of non-fiction texts?
Facts and information
Real-world events or experiences
Made-up characters and stories
Graphs, charts, or photographs
Non-fiction texts are based on real-world facts and information, they don't contain made-up characters or stories.
Which of these is NOT a purpose of a non-fiction text?
To inform
To entertain
To pretend
To persuade
Non-fiction texts don't pretend as they deal with real-world, factual information.
Which of the following should you do to understand a difficult word in a text?
Skip it and continue reading
Look for clues in the surrounding text
Change the word with something you like
Stop reading
To understand a difficult word, the best method is to look for clues in the surrounding text or context. You could also look it up in a dictionary.
What term is often used to refer to a statement of truth?
A fact is a statement that can be proven true. In non-fiction, authors present facts to inform, persuade or explain.
You read a line in a book: 'The Titanic was 269m long'. What type of statement is this?
An opinion
A fact
A lie
A joke
This statement is a fact about the Titanic's length, which is typical of non-fiction texts.
In a non-fiction book, what does the index do?
It gives the page numbers where you can find specific topics
It tells the story of the author's life
It lists out all the words in the book
It explains hard words
An index helps you quickly find the page numbers where specific topics or key words are discussed.
In a text, where would you usually find a summary of what it is about?
In the conclusion
In the title
Somewhere in the middle
In the introduction
The introduction of a text often gives a summary or overview of what the text will be about.
How can you identify the main idea or theme of a non-fiction text?
By looking at the pictures
By reading the title and the introduction
By skipping to the end of the text
By counting the number of paragraphs
The main idea or theme is usually found in the title and the introduction of a non-fiction text.
Why might an author use a photograph in a non-fiction text?
To confuse the reader
To fill up space on the page
To help the reader understand the text
Because they didn't have enough to write about
Photographs, diagrams and charts in a non-fiction text help the reader understand the information better.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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