Quiz 2:
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion

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Directions: Label the following statements F for fact, O for opinion, or B for a blend of both.

1. The core of the earth has a temperature of nearly 5,000 degrees centigrade. _____

2. The Iditarod, Alaska's famous sled race, dates back to 1925. _____

3. In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. _____

4. Edward James Olmos is more than an extraordinary actor; he is also a dedicated political activist. _____

5. The song "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" was written by the one and only Duke Ellington. _____

6. Thomas Edison's second patented invention, a stock market ticker, sold for $40,000 in 1869. _____

7. In 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeated his Republican opponent, Wendell Wilkie. _____

8. The record "Rocket 88," recorded by Ike Turner and Jackie Brenston on Sun Records, is widely considered to be the very first rock recording. _____

9. It's a sign of the times that salsa now outsells ketchup. _____

10. The Fugitive Slave law of 1850 required the return of all runaway slaves; it did not matter if they had reached states that had abolished slavery. _____

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