KS2 English Quiz - Text Features (Questions)

This KS2 English quiz takes a look at text features. Text features are used for the layout of books. Can you imagine trying to read a book that was not organised at all, but was just written sentence after sentence with nothing to help the reader find different sections? Books use titles, subheadings, different fonts, chapters, images and all sorts of other features to help readers find and understand information.

You may well be asked to put together a leaflet, newspaper or article in your lessons at school. By playing this quiz, you will have more knowledge of what is required.

Try this quiz about text features to see how well you understand the organisation of books and other texts.

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1. The first page of a book usually displays the title and author's name. What is this page called?
[ ] The contents page
[ ] The glossary
[ ] The title page
[ ] The index
2. A newspaper is laid out in ____.
[ ] rows
[ ] columns
[ ] tables
[ ] graphs
3. The sentences of explanation found beneath a photo or other image in a text are called ____.
[ ] a caption
[ ] a definition
[ ] a blurb
[ ] an index
4. How is an index arranged?
[ ] In page order
[ ] In chronological order
[ ] Alphabetically
[ ] Randomly
5. Non-fiction books often have words printed in bold. The definitions for these words can be found in the ____.
[ ] title page
[ ] contents page
[ ] index
[ ] glossary
6. Information in longer books is organised into ____.
[ ] tables
[ ] chapters
[ ] contents
[ ] blurbs
7. What is a subheading?
[ ] The title of the book or newspaper
[ ] A definition in the glossary
[ ] A sentence beneath a photo or other image
[ ] A title for a section of text or a part of a chapter
8. How is a contents page arranged?
[ ] Numerically
[ ] Alphabetically
[ ] In order of the author's favourites
[ ] Randomly
9. The person who draws or paints the pictures found in a book is called the ____.
[ ] editor
[ ] author
[ ] illustrator
[ ] illustrious
10. Any text that is more than a few sentences long will be organised into ____.
[ ] bullet points
[ ] lists
[ ] contents
[ ] paragraphs

 

KS2 English Quiz - Text Features (Answers)
1. The first page of a book usually displays the title and author's name. What is this page called?
[ ] The contents page
[ ] The glossary
[x] The title page
[ ] The index
The clue is in the question!
2. A newspaper is laid out in ____.
[ ] rows
[x] columns
[ ] tables
[ ] graphs
The pages of a newspaper usually have text laid out in several columns.
3. The sentences of explanation found beneath a photo or other image in a text are called ____.
[x] a caption
[ ] a definition
[ ] a blurb
[ ] an index
You may have heard of 'caption competitions' where you have to think of a funny caption to go with an image.
4. How is an index arranged?
[ ] In page order
[ ] In chronological order
[x] Alphabetically
[ ] Randomly
An index is helpful because it gives you the page numbers for the different topics mentioned in a book. Because an index lists many more subjects than the contents page, it is arranged alphabetically.
5. Non-fiction books often have words printed in bold. The definitions for these words can be found in the ____.
[ ] title page
[ ] contents page
[ ] index
[x] glossary
A glossary is like a miniature dictionary.
6. Information in longer books is organised into ____.
[ ] tables
[x] chapters
[ ] contents
[ ] blurbs
Shorter books, such as those that you had when you were learning to read, are not organised into chapters.
7. What is a subheading?
[ ] The title of the book or newspaper
[ ] A definition in the glossary
[ ] A sentence beneath a photo or other image
[x] A title for a section of text or a part of a chapter
Subheadings are useful for breaking up lengthy text.
8. How is a contents page arranged?
[x] Numerically
[ ] Alphabetically
[ ] In order of the author's favourites
[ ] Randomly
'Numerically' means in number order.
9. The person who draws or paints the pictures found in a book is called the ____.
[ ] editor
[ ] author
[x] illustrator
[ ] illustrious
An illustrator illustrates the words!
10. Any text that is more than a few sentences long will be organised into ____.
[ ] bullet points
[ ] lists
[ ] contents
[x] paragraphs
Paragraphs help the reader to take a pause before resuming reading.