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Practice - Reading - 07

Greetings, young scholars! This fun and interactive quiz has been designed with you in mind, focusing on what you've learnt in your English lessons. The quiz covers reading, analysing, and interpreting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama texts. Are you ready to tackle this exciting challenge? Let's begin!
1.
What does the term 'genre' refer to?
A type of character
The climax of a story
A style going out of fashion
A category of literature
'Genre' refers to a category of literature, music, or other forms of art or entertainment, such as horror, comedy, or drama.
2.
What is the 'climax' in a story?
The start of a story
The highest point of tension or drama
The resolution of the story
The end of a story
The climax in a story is the highest point of tension or drama, where the action reaches a peak.
3.
Which term defines the time and location in which a story takes place?
Themes
Context
Setting
Characterisation
The term 'setting' refers to the time and place in which a story is set.
4.
Which of these gives hints about what will happen later in a story?
Imagery
Motivation
Foreshadowing
Climax
Foreshadowing is a literary device used by authors to give hints or indications about future events in the story.
5.
Which of the following is NOT a type of poem?
Sonnet
Haiku
Limerick
Metaphor
A metaphor is not a type of poem, it's a figurative language technique used in poetry and prose.
6.
What form of writing provides a factual account of something?
Fiction
Drama
Non-fiction
Fantasy
Non-fiction is the form of writing that gives factual accounts of events, people or phenomena.
7.
In literature, what does a 'protagonist' refer to?
The main villain
The main character
The supporting character
The tragic hero
The protagonist is the primary character around whom the events of the story's plot revolve.
8.
Which of the following is NOT a dramatic technique?
Monologue
Dialogue
Flashback
Epilogue
An epilogue is not a dramatic technique; rather it is a concluding section added to a literary work.
9.
What does the term 'narrative voice' refer to?
The volume at which a story is told
The tone and style of a story
The person telling the story
The dialogue in a story
The 'narrative voice' refers to the perspective from which the events in the story are perceived and relayed to the audience.
10.
What does a 'character foil' in a story do?
Introduces a new character
Highlights certain qualities of another character
Tells the story
Ends the story
'Character foil' refers to a character who contrasts with another character, thereby highlighting certain qualities of the other character.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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