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Practice - Fiction and Non-Fiction - 01

Welcome to our English quiz for Key Stage 2 students! This fun and exciting quiz will test your understanding of fiction and non-fiction texts including novels, short stories, articles, biographies, and more. So, are you ready to enter the riveting world of texts? Let's get started!
1.
How can you identify the main character in a story?
They appear in the most illustrations
They are the first character introduced
They have the most lines in the story
They are central to the story's events and conflict
The main character is the character who is central to the story's events and conflict. They drive the story forward and undergo important changes or growth.
2.
What is the main purpose of a news article?
To entertain
To persuade
To inform
To question
The main purpose of a news article is to inform the readers about current events.
3.
In a memoir, whose story is being told?
A famous person
The author himself or herself
The character with the most dialogue
Slowest person
A memoir is a non-fiction literary genre where the author narrates his or her personal experiences.
4.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a biography?
It is written in the first person (I did this. I did that.)
It gives detailed account of a person's life.
It may include personal details.
It tells you what life was like when the events happened.
Biographies are typically written in the third person, giving a detailed account of a particular person’s life from a detached perspective.
5.
What do we mean by 'setting' in a story?
The table where the characters eat
The place and time when the story occurs
The main character's house
The first scene in the book
The setting of a story is the environment in which it is set, it includes the place and the time when the events occur.
6.
What does non-fiction mean?
Stories about fairies and magic
Made up or imaginary stories
True stories, facts or real events
Horror or scary stories
Non-fiction refers to literature based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.
7.
Which of these words typically begins a fairy tale?
Finally
Once upon a time
Yesterday
In the future
"Once upon a time" is a traditional opening phrase in fairy tales.
8.
What is the purpose of a book review?
To give an account of the book's sales
To provide a summary and evaluation of the book
To interview the book's characters
To list the other books the author has written
A book review provides a summary of the content, assesses the value of the book, and recommends it (or not) to other potential readers.
9.
In fiction, what is a 'plot'?
The location where the story happens
The sequence of events in a story
A character's greatest fear
The moral of the story
The plot refers to the sequence of events or actions that make up a story.
10.
What is the most likely genre of a book called 'Space Exploration'?
Historical fiction
Mystery
Horror
Non-fiction
As 'Space Exploration' likely deals with factual information about space science, it falls under the non-fiction genre.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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