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Practice - Non-Fiction - 08

Hello, Owls of Wisdom! It's time to put your reading goggles on and get stuck into this fun and insightful quiz. We'll be testing your understanding, evaluation, and analysis skills in non-fiction texts like newspaper articles, essays, biographies, and autobiographies. So tune in your grey cells, and let's get started!
1.
In what person are autobiographies generally written?
First person
Second person
Third person
Fourth person
Autobiographies are typically written in first person because they are personal accounts of the author's own life.
2.
Which of the following is NOT a structural feature in non-fiction texts?
Chapters
Dialogues
Headings
Table of Contents
Dialogues are generally a feature of fiction writing, not non-fiction.
3.
What type of non-fiction text usually explore ideas and theories?
Newspaper articles
Essays
Biographies
Autobiographies
Essays are often used to explore theories and ideas in a depth not usually found in other non-fiction texts.
4.
Which type of non-fiction text is mainly focused on a person's life?
Biography
Essay
News article
Instruction manual
A biography is a detailed account of a person's life, written by someone else.
5.
What is the purpose of a thesis statement in an essay?
To summarise the main idea
To list the author's credentials
To provide supporting details
To establish a conclusion
The thesis statement in an essay is used to summarise the main idea or argument of the text.
6.
What critical reading step involves forming an opinion about the writer’s ideas?
Decoding
Comprehension
Interpretation
Evaluation
Evaluation involves the reader forming an opinion about the writer’s ideas or arguments.
7.
Which of these tips is NOT helpful when evaluating the credibility of a non-fiction text?
Research the author's background
Consider the publication date
Ignore any bias in the text
Review the sources used
Bias in a text can significantly impact its credibility and should be carefully considered, not ignored.
8.
What element helps reveal the author's point of view in a text?
Description
Tone
Punctuation
Grammar
The tone of a text can give you an insight into the writer's perspective or attitude towards the topic or theme.
9.
What is the main goal of a newspaper article?
To entertain
To inform
To persuade
All of the above
While some newspaper articles may entertain or persuade, their primary goal is to inform readers of a particular issue or event.
10.
Why is it important to understand the context of a non-fiction text?
To predict the ending
To understand the relevance
To improve reading speed
To memorise the content
Understanding the context helps the reader to see why the writer’s ideas may be significant or relevant.
Author:  Colin King

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