Fact and Opinon 3

Pretest

Decide if the following statements are facts or opinions. Mark the correct answer.
1. People should not break the speed limit because they can get into a serious car accident.
a. fact b. opinion

2. You need to write a good topic sentence, so you can have a clear, well-developed essay.
a. fact b. opinion

3. Parakeets were first discovered in 1805.
a. fact b. opinion

4. Hamburgers and french fries are popular with children.
a. fact b. opinion

5. Half of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower died from starvation and disease.
a. fact b. opinion

6. Charlotte's Web is wonderful book that all children need to read.
a. fact b. opinion

7. Scientists say that 25% of all Americans don't drink enough water.
a. fact b. opinion

8. The Ford Mustang is the best type of car on the road.
a. fact b. opinion


Read the following selection and answer the questions.

Fire safety is important in your home. Thousands of homes are destroyed each year due to fire. In order to keep your family safe from fire in the home, you can follow a few guidelines. Make sure that all electrical wires have no open wires showing. Do not place flammable materials together or in an enclosed area. Also, it is important to have a professional check your heating system before you turn it on in the summer. Did you know that Christmas trees could be another source of fire? If you water your Christmas tree daily, it will prevent it from drying out and help keep it from catching on fire.
The most important part of fire safety is to have a plan of evacuation so that your family can get out of the house in case of fire. Another good way to find more information on fire safety is to visit your local fire department and talk to firemen. The firemen will be more than happy to give you all the important information you need to prevent fires in your home.

9. Which one the following is an Opinion in the passage?
a. Fire safety is important in your home.
b. Thousands of homes are destroyed each year due to fire.
c. You can pick up information from the local fire department concerning fire safety.
d. Firemen are heroes because they protect our homes and us.

10. Which of the following is a Fact in the passage?
a. Christmas trees can cause fires.
b. Seven hundred homes are destroyed due to poor wiring.
c. The best way to find out more information concerning fire safety is to visit your local fire department.
d. The most important part of fire safety is to have an evacuation plan.

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