Fact and Opinion
Are the sentences below facts or opinions?
1. I think your room is the messiest I have ever seen.
2. The hardest thing to learn in school is Science.
3. Which of the following sentences is an opinion?
A. John Marshall was the most intelligent Chief Justice in the United States.
B. In 1819, the Supreme Court ruled that congress could create a national
C. Marshall also ruled that the states did not have the right to tax the
bank or any other agency created by the federal government.
D. The Chief Justice is part of the Judicial Branch of Government.
4. Which of the following sentences is an opinion?
A. In the early 1800s, the United States negotiated treaties with European
nations to settle boundary disputes.
B. The treaty, that removed warships from the Great Lakes, is called the
C. The state of Florida was bought from Spain in the Adams-Onis Treaty.
D. The Treaty of Ghent tried to settle boundary disputes between the United
States and Canada, and was the worst treaty ever.
5. Which of the following sentences is a not a fact?
A. George Washington was the first President of the United States.
B. John Adams was the smartest President, and he was from Massachusetts.
C. Ronald Reagan was one of the Presidents of the United States.
D. George Bush was a Republican became President in 1989.
Read the passage below to answer questions 6 and 7.
The best amendment that was passed by congress was the 19th amendment.
It states that, "the rights of citizens of the United States to vote
shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on
account of sex." I think that all women should be proud and vote in
every election. It wasn't so long ago, that wicked men prevented the most
intelligent sex in America from voting!
6. Which of the following sentences from above are not opinions?
A. The best amendment that was passed by congress was the 19th amendment.
B. It wasn't so long ago, that wicked men prevented the most intelligent
sex in America from voting!
C. I think that all women should be proud and vote in every election.
D. It states that, "the rights of citizens of the United States to
vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state
on account of sex."
7. Which of the following are not opinion words from the passage above?
B. I think
C. most intelligent
D. It states
8. Which of the following statements are opinions?
A. Rabbits are the smartest animals on earth.
B. Rabbits eat carrots and green vegetables.
C. Rabbits are extremely messy.
D. Both choices, "A" and "C" contain opinions.
9. Which of the following statements are not facts?
A. The 18th amendment to the constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale,
or transportation of alcohol.
B. The 21st amendment repealed, or reversed, the 18th amendment.
C. The 16th amendment gave congress to collect taxes from American citizens,
and they have been collecting way too many taxes ever since.
D. The 26th amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote.
10. Which of the following is not an opinion about the amendments?
A. The 15th amendment was passed due to the perfect leadership of President
B. The first amendment includes the most misused freedom in our country,
which is the freedom of the press.
C. The 13th amendment provided for the freedom of the slaves in the United
D. The 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was the worst
amendment in U.S. history.
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