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Quiz: What is Memoir?

Updated on March 28, 2013

The Quiz about Memoir and Writing

There is much confusion about a memoir definition. People use the words autobigraphy, memoir, biography and creative non-fiction interchangeably. Is that correct? No!

This quiz will help you understand the terms, their meanings and find out a bit more about writing and techniques in general.

Additionally, we will learn of memoir examples, books and prompts that will help you on the road to becoming a memoirist.

Do you know the answers? Let's find out!

Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past

William Zinsser is funny, poignant and a born teacher. He engages his readers and while he's telling you a story, you actually learn something. This was one of the first books about writing memoir that I read. I highly recommend it!

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Turning Memories Into Memoirs: A Handbook for Writing Lifestories

An excellent reference book for anyone writing a memoir. Writing styles, how to start, what to leave out, the whole book is full of very helpful information!

Writing & Selling Your Memoir: - How to Craft Your Life Story So That Somebody Else Will Actually Want to Read It

Indispensable reference book for aspiring memoirists and even authors in general! Paula Balzer, literary agent, walks you through every step of writing memoir with humor, respect and the know-how of an agent that represents bestselling memoirists. Take heed!

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What is Memoir

Memoir Definition

I hope you have enjoyed this article and have learned the answer to the question: What is memoir?

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    • tonyaalves3 profile image


      7 years ago

      I learned alot just taking the quiz. Great learning lens. Thanks

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      8 years ago from Diamondhead

      Thank I like your quizzes, they make me think

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      8 years ago

      I really enjoyed the quiz and I also learned something.

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      9 years ago

      Well, enjoyed the quiz - so much to learn.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      9 years ago from Ljubljana

      Aced definitions, but not an Oprah fan... Thanks!

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      10 years ago from British Columbia

      I don't watch TV either, so I didn't get 100%, but I got the definitions right!

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      10 years ago

      Great lens you have

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      10 years ago

      Great quiz I didn't do too bad. Did better on the definitions parts. So I can honestly say I did learn something new.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      10 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Let's just say that not having an TV and not watching it cost me some points., so I only got 75%.


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