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Practice - Reading - 04

Hello KS3 students! We invite you take part in this quiz dedicated to your comprehension of English texts. You may come across masterpieces of literature and their intricate puzzle of words. We'll dive into the wonderful world of literary themes, contexts, and techniques. So dust off your thinking cap, crack your knuckles and get ready to learn through fun!
1.
What is the mood of a story?
The setting
The feeling the reader gets from a work of literature
The climax of the story
The reaction of the characters
Mood refers to the atmosphere or emotional state created in the reader by the piece.
2.
What is a simile?
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
A type of musical instrument
A clever twist in a story
A common character trait
A simile is a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things using 'like' or 'as'. For example, 'She's as wise as an owl'.
3.
What is an author's purpose in writing a story?
To only entertain
To confuse the readers
To only provide facts
Can be to entertain, inform, or persuade
An author's purpose can be to entertain, inform, or persuade, or some combination of these.
4.
What is the 'theme' in a piece of literature?
The setting
The main idea or underlying meaning
The conflict in the plot
The main characters
The theme in literature is the main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work.
5.
What is the setting of a story?
The climax of the story
The lesson in the story
The time and place of the events in the story
The mood in the story
The setting of a story is when (the time) and where (the place) the story takes place.
6.
What does a narrative typically include?
Characters, plot, setting
Only characters
Only a moral or a lesson
Random list of events
Narrative generally includes characters, a plot, and a setting—that is, elements that create a story.
7.
What is literary foreshadowing?
Using comedy deliberately
Giving hints or clues about what might happen in future
The background of a story
The emotional atmosphere of the story
Foreshadowing is a literary technique creators use to hint at what is to come in the story later on.
8.
What is a metaphor?
A type of food
A type of punctuation
A phrase that describes something by stating it is something else
A 5-line poem
A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly compares one thing to another for dramatic effect. For example, 'He is a lion in battle'.
9.
What is a character's motivation?
The main action in the story
The reason behind a character's behaviour
The writer's viewpoint
The solution to a problem
A character's motivation is what drives them to behave in a certain way or make certain decisions.
10.
What is the writer's tone?
The events that happen in a story
The character's viewpoint
How loud the writer writes
The writer's attitude towards their subject
Tone refers to the author's attitude or feelings about the subject of their writing.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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