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Practice - Fiction and Non-Fiction - 03

Welcome to the fantastic world of English. This quiz is designed specifically for you, KS2 students, to test your abilities in analysing different types of texts. The questions cover novels, short stories, articles, biographies, and more. So, put on your thinking caps and navigate through the fascinating landscapes of fiction and non-fiction. Good luck and have fun!
1.
What does the term 'protagonist' refer to in a story or novel?
The villain of the story
The hero or main character
A minor character
The narrator of the story
The protagonist is the main character in a story, usually the one who sets the plot in motion.
2.
Which literary term describes the struggle between two opposing forces?
Setting
Conflict
Point Of View
Imagery
Conflict in literature refers to the different drives of the characters or forces involved. Conflict is what makes the story interesting.
3.
What is the purpose of a newspaper article?
To entertain
To inform or persuade
To narrate a fictional story
To share personal experiences
Newspaper articles are meant to inform readers about current events or issues and sometimes to persuade them to a certain viewpoint.
4.
In an autobiography, who normally is the author?
A close friend of the protagonist
A professional writer
The person about whom the book is
A family member of the protagonist
An autobiography is a self-written account of the author's life. Hence, the author is the person about whom the book is.
5.
What is the concept of 'setting' in a story?
It describes the characters
It outlines the plot
It sets the time and place of action
It's an object of symbolic value
The 'setting' of a story refers to the time and location in which a story takes place.
6.
What is a short story?
A brief factual report
A brief fictional narrative
A detailed novel
A lengthy poem
'Short story' refers to a brief fictional narrative, with a simpler plot compared to a novel.
7.
What is the main aim of a biography?
To entertain the reader
To inform the reader about someone's life
To create a fictional world
To share the author's opinion
A biography is written to provide detailed information about someone's life, their accomplishments and significant events.
8.
What is a funny story known as?
Tragedy
Drama
Comedy
Horror
A comedy is a work of literature which is intended to entertain the reader by making them laugh.
9.
What is the central message or insight about life gained from reading a story called?
Review
Prediction
Theme
Climax
The theme of a story is an insight or view about life that it conveys. It's the central idea or underlying message.
10.
What does a 'plot' in a novel or story represent?
The main character
The location where action takes place
The sequence of events
The moral of the story
The plot encompasses the sequence of events that make up a story. It usually involves characters and a central conflict.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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