Grade 3 Writing - Facts, Definitions and Details
My sister is two years younger than me. Is this an opinion or a fact?

Grade 3 Writing - Facts, Definitions and Details

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Fact is true. Opinion is based on belief. An 'opinion' is the view somebody takes about a certain matter or subject. A 'fact' is something that can be shown to be true. Here are two examples:

  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world
  • Roses are more beautiful than tulips

One of them is an opinion and one is fact - do you know which is which? The first is a fact and the second is an opinion. Opinions are expressions of our beliefs. Facts, on the other hand, are expressions of what is true: even if we, personally, don't want to believe them.

See if you can get all ten questions correct in this elementary school English quiz on facts, definitions and details.

1.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Pumpkins
Pumpkins are vegetables that taste delicious
Expert chefs can make good food out of pumpkins
Pumpkins are related to the squash
Brad picked ten pumpkins this Saturday
To support a topic, it is best to use facts, definitions or details. The correct answer is a fact
2.
Which one of the following statements is a fact?
Silver jewelry is more attractive than gold jewelry
Less should be spent on space exploration, and more should be spent on helping people in need
New York is the most exciting city in the world
The battle of Waterloo was fought in 1815
This is a fact which can be proved
3.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Arctic Ocean
I have gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean
The best fish live in the Arctic Ocean compared to the other oceans
The Arctic Ocean has the bluest water
The Arctic Ocean lies in the northern part of the world
This fact is true and facts support the topic
4.
Which one of the following statements is a fact?
McDonald's burgers are tastier than Burger King's
An acid combined with a base produces a salt and water
Curly hair is more attractive than straight hair
Horses are nicer than ponies
This is a fact which can be proved
5.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Nurses
My nurse helped me when I was in the hospital
Nurses can give shots and medicine
The nurse walked down the hallway
Nurses are always nice and kind to the people
The only statement that is a fact is about the nurse being allowed to give shots and medicine
6.
Which one of the following statements is a fact?
Holidays in Greece are nicer than holidays in Spain
She looks nicer in blue than in red
The Chinese invented silk, tea, printing, porcelain, paper and gunpowder
Coca-Cola isn't as nice as Pepsi
This is a fact which can be proved
7.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Climate Near the Equator
Every place has a climate
The climate is a difficult topic to discuss
The equator lies in the center of the world
Hot weather usually takes place at the equator
The climate at the equator is typically very hot which supports the topic
8.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Diseases can be contagious
Diseases are dangerous
Hospitals are usually clean places
Contagious means to spread
Sometimes, my head hurts
Using a definition in the writing will help support the topic
9.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Having friends help people in their lives
Friends are better to have around you than your family
Friends may be nice to you when you are sad
Friends may hurt you sometimes
Money is helpful too
Friends can help others and one detail is by being nice to you when you are sad
10.
Which sentence below supports the topic?
Topic: Mountains are tall
Mount Everest is over 29,000 feet high
Rivers usually flow near mountains
Some mountains are smaller than hills
You can climb over a mountain
This fact helps support the topic about the height of mountains
Author:  Amy Flanders

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