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Practice - Fiction and Non-Fiction - 05

Welcome to an exciting quiz! This is all about sharpening your knowledge on the wonderful world of English – specifically reading and analysing fiction and non-fiction texts such as novels, short stories, articles, and biographies. Count on fun while you chisel your skills, fall, learn, rise and eventually come out as champions! Ready, steady, quiz!
1.
What element of a story describes the main idea or message?
Plot
Setting
Theme
Character
The theme of a story describes the main idea or underlying message.
2.
In non-fiction texts, what are 'facts'?
Imaginary events
Personal opinions
Information that can be proven true
Funny jokes
Facts in non-fiction texts are pieces of information that can be proven true.
3.
What type of fiction text has a brief plot and usually focuses on one main character?
Novel
Biography
Poem
Short story
A short story has a brief plot and usually focuses on one main character or event.
4.
What does a 'plot' in a fiction text refer to?
The location of the story
The main character's name
The sequence of events and incidents
The theme of the story
In a fiction text, the 'plot' refers to the sequence of events and incidents that make up the story.
5.
When analysing a text, what does 'context' refer to?
The characters in the story
The grammar and spelling
The conditions and circumstances relevant to the story
The pictures and illustrations
'Context' when analysing a text refers to the conditions, circumstances and settings you need to know to understand the story.
6.
What is the main purpose of a biography?
To entertain the reader
To inform the reader about someone’s life
To give directions
To share a fictional story
The main purpose of a biography is to inform the reader about someone's life, including their personal experiences and achievements.
7.
Which of these is an example of a fiction text?
Newspaper article
Biography
Encyclopedia
Short Story
A short story is an example of a fiction text as it is created from the author's imagination and not based on factual information.
8.
What does the author use to develop a character in a novel?
Images and graphs
Dialogue, actions, and descriptions
Tables and statistics
Music and sounds
In a novel, the author develops a character through dialogues, actions, and descriptions.
9.
In a newspaper article, what is the 'lead'?
The main character
The headline
The first paragraph that summarises the story
The conclusion
In a newspaper article, the 'lead' is the first paragraph that summarises the main story. It's designed to grab the reader's attention.
10.
What does the 'setting' in a novel refer to?
The plot of the story
The place and time when the story happens
The main character's name
The author's life story
The 'setting' in a novel refers to the place and time when the story happens.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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