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Practice - Fiction and Non-Fiction - 06

Hello young scholars! Welcome to a fun and informative quiz that's all about English Language & Literature. Get ready to travel through the pages of novels, short stories, articles and biographies. Can you say what a fiction text is? Or distinguish between the main message of a story and its supporting details? Let's find out! Trust yourself, and remember: the real victory is in the journey, not the destination. Happy quizzing!
1.
Which of the following is a feature only found in fiction writing?
Statistics
Imaginary characters
Reference sources
Graphs and charts
Fiction writing is imaginative or made up, which often includes imaginary characters.
2.
What is the purpose of using descriptive language in a story?
To fill up space on the page
To make the reader fall asleep
To create a vivid image in the reader's mind
To confuse the reader
Descriptive language (adjectives, similes, metaphors, etc.) help create a vivid image in the mind of the reader.
3.
In a short story or novel, what do we call the time and place in which the story happens?
The moral
The setting
The protagonist
The theme
The 'setting' of a story refers to the time and place in which it happens.
4.
What is the 'main idea' of a text?
A minor detail
A fact
The most important point the author wants to make
A fiction element
The 'main idea' of a text is the most important point the author is trying to make.
5.
What is the 'narrator' in a story?
The person who sells the book
The person or thing telling the story
The main character
The villain
The 'narrator' is the person or thing that tells the story.
6.
What is a synonym for the word 'large'?
Tiny
Massive
Run
Bitter
A synonym is a word that means the same as another word. 'Massive' is a synonym for 'large'.
7.
Which of the following is a common feature of non-fiction texts?
Imaginary characters
Fantasy settings
Facts and information
Magic
Non-fiction texts are based on real life situations and contain facts and information.
8.
What do we call a book written about the life of a person?
A drama
A biography
A tragedy
A fable
A biography is a type of non-fiction that details the life of a person.
9.
In story language, who or what is a 'protagonist'?
The villain
The sidekick
The main character
The audience
The protagonist is the main character of a story.
10.
Which of the below would be considered a non-fiction text?
A story about unicorns
A fairytale
An article about World War II
A novel about adventures in space
Non-fiction texts are based on real events and contain facts. 'An article about World War II' is a non-fiction text.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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