FACTvs.   Opinion

FACTS can be proven. The sky is red. Can you prove that the sky is not red? If yes, then the statement above is an untrue fact.


OPINIONS  cannot be proven, because they are the writer s own feelings or interpretations.  Listening to Rap music is a waste of time, because it is horrible. Can you prove that rap music is horrible?  No, because some people like it, and some don t. Sometimes, they can also be generalizations. White people can’t stand Mexican food. Can you find at least one white person who does like Mexican food? If yes, then the statement above is an opinion, because it is a generalization.


Write  O in the blanks next to the opinion statements and underline the words that make these statements opinions
Write  F in the blanks next to the fact statements.

1_____  Osama Bin Laden said that all Americans are now subject to attack.

2_____  William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet.

3_____  Albert Einstein formulated the Theory of Relativity in the early 1900 s

4_____  Males make better photographers.

5_____  Students in high school should not be required to dissect animals

6_____  Madonna has never won a major music award

7_____  Hawaii became a U.S. state state in 1959.

8_____  The internet has made instantaneous communication possible.

9_____  Bill Clinton may be remembered as a great president because he cut             military spending.

10____  North Dakota is a great place to visit  - if you are a polar bear.

11____  People in Japan are better educated than students in the U.S. because the       Japanese have a longer school year.

12____  The freezing point of water is 32 degrees fahrenheit.

13____  Computers make life easier.

14____  Baseball is more fun to play than football Everyone must learn to write well, making journalism a very important                   elective.

15____   History can be boring, but it is very important to learn.

16____   If you want to have a good time, visit Disneyland.

17____  Mozart is widely recognized as an outstanding composer

18____  Dancing is good exercise.

19____  Teenagers who are boys like to eat all of the time.

20____  Calcium is essential for growth.

21____  Exercise may help prevent heart attacks.

22____  Nitrogen is the most common gas in the Earth s atmosphere

23____  Gold is cheaper than platinum because gold is easier to find.

24____  The world economy should be based on a single currency.

25____  We will never prove if life exists only on our planet.

26____  Dr. Seuss wrote,  Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

27____  The T-Bird football team needs your support, so go to the game Friday at 7 p.m.

28____  Most girls want a relationship, while most boys don’t.


Cut and paste a statement from a magazine that is fact here: "

Cut and paste a statement from a magazine that is opinion here:

The name of the magazine that this came from is:_______________________