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Fact vs. Opinion An Interactive Exercise
Directions: Each slide contains a statement. Read the statement carefully, then click on either the fact or opinion button at the bottom of the slide. Once you select your response, you will see a slide informing you whether or not your response is correct. Use the back button to proceed to the next question and continue this same process for all questions. Good Luck!
Question #1 Abraham Lincoln was the greatest president. FactOpinion
Question #2 Marilyn Monroe was a movie actress. FactOpinion
Question #3 Tiger Woods is the best golfer who ever played the game. OpinionFact
Question #4 Tiger Woods was the first African American to win the Masters Golf Tournament. FactOpinion
Question #5 Dale Earnhardt died in a NASCAR race crash. FactOpinion
Question #6 All Rap lyrics are offensive. FactOpinion
Question #7 Charles Lindbergh was brave to attempt to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. FactOpinion
Question # 8 Michael Jordan won 6 NBA championships before his final retirement.
Question # 9 Eddie Van Halen, a rock n’ roll guitarist, played his most complex guitar leads on the album 5150.
Question # 10 Clint Eastwood, the greatest actor/director of the past fifty years, won an Oscar for directing the film Million Dollar Baby.
Write one statement of fact and one statement of opinion about the following images
Response #1: Incorrect Although Abraham Lincoln was a president, whether or not he was the greatest president is an opinion.
Response #1: Correct! Although Abraham Lincoln was a president, it is an opinion that he was the greatest one.
Response #2: Correct! Marilyn Monroe was in 29 movies. Since she acted in those movies, that is a fact.
Response #2: Incorrect! Marilyn Monroe was in 29 movies. This is a fact, not an opinion.
Although Tiger Woods has won many golf titles, whether he is the greatest golfer is an opinion. It can be debated based on the amount of titles he has won, but even this might not be the only basis for evaluating him as the greatest. Response #3: Incorrect
Response #3: Correct! Although Tiger Woods has won many golf titles, calling him the greatest is an opinion. It is a topic open to debate.
Response #4: Correct! In the history of the Masters Tournament, this is a fact. Tiger Woods was the first African American to win the Masters.
Response #4: Incorrect! Since no African American had ever won the Masters before Tiger Woods did, this is not an opinion, but a fact.
Response #5: Incorrect! Dale Earnhardt died on February 18, 2001 as a result of a crash during the 2001 Daytona NASCAR race. This is a fact, not an opinion.
Response #5: Correct! Dale Earnhardt died on February 18, 2001 as a result of a crash during the 2001 Daytona NASCAR race. This is a fact.
Response #6: Incorrect! Although Rap lyrics often contain questionable language, whether they are offensive or not is an opinion, not a fact.
Response #6: Correct! Although Rap lyrics often contain “bad” or questionable language, whether this makes them offensive or not is an opinion.
Response #7: Incorrect! Many people thought Lindbergh’s attempt to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean was foolhardy rather than brave. Although he was successful, calling him brave is a value judgment and an opinion rather than a fact.
Response #7: Correct! Many people thought Lindbergh’s idea was foolhardy rather than brave. Calling this a brave act may be considered a reasonable argument, but it is not a fact.
Nice work! If time remains, you may want to try more practice with fact and opinion using the following websites: Fact or Opinion? Fact or Opinion? Game #1 Quiz Tutorial: Distinguishing Between Fact and OpinionTutorial: Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion