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Practice - Writing - 09

Welcome to the 'Magic of Descriptive Writing' quiz! This fun and educational quiz is tailored just for you, our adventurous KS2 writers. Complete this quiz to check your understanding of descriptive writing. Are you ready to paint with words? Let the adventure begin!
1.
Which of these is not a feeling or emotion?
Happy
Scared
Jumping
Angry
Jumping is an action, not a feeling or emotion. The rest are feelings or emotions.
2.
What does 'imagery' mean in descriptive writing?
Using images instead of words
Describing everything in detail
Using words to create images in the reader's mind
Drawing pictures
In descriptive writing, 'imagery' refers to the use of language to create vivid images in the reader's mind.
3.
Which of these sentences is the most descriptive?
The dog ran.
The big, brown dog ran quickly.
The dog likes to run.
My dog ran today.
'The big, brown dog ran quickly' gives us information about the size, colour and speed of the dog which makes it the most descriptive.
4.
Which of the following is not one of the five senses?
Hearing
Tasting
Feeling
Discovering
The five senses are sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Discovering is not one of the five senses.
5.
What is descriptive writing?
Writing that states facts
Writing that tells a story
Writing that explains a process
Writing that paints a picture in the reader's mind
Descriptive writing is a type of writing that aims to paint a picture in the reader's mind.
6.
Which of these is an example of a metaphor?
She danced like a leaf in the wind.
Time is a thief.
I am as hungry as a horse.
Her cheeks are like roses.
A metaphor makes a comparison by saying one thing is another. 'Time is a thief' is comparing 'time' to 'a thief', which is a metaphorical expression.
7.
What are adjectives?
Words that substitute for nouns
Words that show action
Words that describe or modify nouns
Words that join sentences
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other things in a sentence, usually nouns.
8.
What is 'show not tell' in descriptive writing?
Explaining every detail
Using words to depict a picture instead of just stating facts
Telling a story as it is
Describing only what you can see
'Show not tell' means using descriptive words to create a picture in the reader's mind as opposed to just stating facts.
9.
Why is using a variety of sentence lengths beneficial in descriptive writing?
It makes the writing easier to read
It makes the writing more interesting
It can help balance action, dialogue and description
All of the above
Using a variety of sentence lengths can make the writing easier to read, more interesting, and help balance different elements of the story.
10.
Which of the following adjectives describes size?
Shiny
Massive
Square
Smooth
The adjective 'massive' describes the size of something. It means very large.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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