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Practice - Creative Writing - 07

Welcome young writers and storytellers to this exhilarating Creative Writing Quiz! This is an opportunity to test your understanding of key writing techniques, story development, and more. This engaging challenge is aimed at KS3 students who are keen to elevate their writing skills. Unleash your creativity, take up the challenge and may the most imaginative mind prevail!
1.
What is first person point of view in a narration?
When the story is told by someone outside the story
When the story is told by a character in the story
When the story is told from the perspective of multiple characters
When the story is told in present tense
First person point of view refers to a way of telling a story in which the narrator is a character in the story, referring to themselves as 'I' or 'we'.
2.
What does 'character development' mean?
How much a character exercises
The amount of knowledge a character has
The creation of rounded, three-dimensional characters
The development of physical features of a character
'Character development' refers to the process by which a character is made complex, interesting, or lifelike by the inclusion of details about their personality, background, or history.
3.
What does 'theme' mean in a story?
The subject of a talk or piece of writing
A prominent recurring element or idea in the story
A detailed description of the main character
The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another
The 'theme' of a story refers to a major, underlying or recurring idea or concept throughout the narrative. It is often a universal idea that the writer is trying to get across to the reader.
4.
What does 'plot' refer to in a story?
The final resolution or outcome of the story
A detailed description of the main character
The sequence of events and happenings that make up a story
The opening scene of a story
The 'plot' of a story refers to the narrative structure or the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story.
5.
What does it mean to 'show not tell' in creative writing?
Using visuals instead of text
Displaying the book to the reader
Describing a scene vividly instead of stating facts
Showing off your best words instead of telling a story
'Show not tell' means describing scenes, actions, or feelings in such a way that it creates an image in the reader's mind rather than just stating the facts.
6.
What is 'alliteration' in creative writing?
Repetition of the first consonant sounds in a sequence of words
The repetition of the same vowel sounds in a sequence of words
Rhyming words at the end of each line in a poem
Creating sentences that are longer than five words
'Alliteration' is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. The effect can create a rhythm, set a mood, or emphasise certain words.
7.
What is a metaphor in creative writing?
A figure of speech that uses 'like' or 'as' to compare two things
A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unrelated things
A technique used for naming characters
A way of explaining a character's family tree
A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unrelated things, suggesting that they're identical in a specific way. It is different than the simile that compares two things using 'like' or 'as'.
8.
When is it appropriate to use dialogue in a story?
To fill up space
When the writer gets bored
To add dramatic effect or reveal character traits
To introduce every new character
Dialogue is an important element in storytelling, it is primarily used to express character thoughts and emotions, indicate personality traits, and add dramatic effects.
9.
What is the climax of a story?
The middle of the story
The beginning of the story
The most exciting or suspenseful part, typically near the end
The calm part of the story after the resolution
The climax of a story is the point in the narrative at which the conflict or tension hits the highest point. It is the most exciting or suspenseful moment, and usually occurs just before the resolution.
10.
What does 'setting' refer to in a story?
The time and place where the story occurs
The number of main and supporting characters
The sequence of the events
The outcome of the story
The 'setting' of a story means the location and time period in which the story takes place. This greatly ties in with the atmosphere and theme of the story.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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