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Practice - Fiction and Non-Fiction - 02

Hello Key Stage 2 students! We know you like to delve into the exciting worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike. This quiz is designed to test your understanding and analytical abilities of various texts. There will be exciting explorations of novels, short stories, articles, and biographies. Ready to put your thinking caps on?
1.
Which one of these is a description of a biography?
Imaginary events and characters
Account of someone's life, written by another person
Story about the future
Account of someone's life, written by the person themselves
A biography is an account of someone's life, written by another person. One written by the person themselves would be an autobiography.
2.
In novels and stories, what is the term for the person or force working against the main character?
Supporting character
Narrator
Antagonist
Setting
The antagonist is the character or force that opposes the main character, also known as the protagonist.
3.
In a fiction text, what is the purpose of dialogue?
To tell the story more quickly
To make the text longer
To convey character interaction and development
There is no purpose of dialogue
Dialogue is used in fiction to convey character interaction and development.
4.
What does 'first-person point of view' mean?
The story is told from the perspective of a side character
The story is told from the perspective of the main character
The story is told by an all-knowing narrator
The characters in the story are animals
'First-person point of view' means the story is told from the perspective of the main character.
5.
What is an autobiography?
A story about someone else’s life, written by an author
A story of a person’s life, written by that person
A fictional story, written in the first-person
A report on a scientific study
An autobiography is a story about a person's life, written by that person.
6.
What does the term 'narrative voice' refer to?
The way the characters speak
The tone and style of the writing
The volume of the story
The sound a book makes when you read it
'Narrative voice' refers to the tone and style of the writing, or how the story is told.
7.
What does it mean if a text is 'biased'?
The text contains only facts
The text is uninteresting
The text is difficult to read
The text favours one side or perspective
If a text is 'biased', it favours one point of view or perspective more than others.
8.
What's the main purpose of the introduction in a non-fiction text?
To confuse the reader
To make the article appear longer
To present the main topic or argument
To introduce the author's personal life
The introduction in a non-fiction text presents the main topic or argument of the text.
9.
What does a 'climax' in a story refer to?
The highest point of tension or conflict in the story
The very end of the story
The point where the story begins to get interesting
The introduction to the main characters
The 'climax' refers to the highest point of tension or conflict in the story.
10.
In a non-fiction article, what's the purpose of the conclusion?
To introduce new ideas or information
To summarise the text and reinforce the main points
To pose questions without providing answers
To tell a joke or fun fact
The conclusion of a non-fiction article is usually used to summarise the main points or purpose of the text.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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