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Practice - Reading - 10

Welcome KS3 students, are you ready for a literary adventure? This quiz will take you on a journey across fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama texts. You'll have the opportunity to draw on your understanding of literary techniques, themes, and contexts. So, grab your thinking caps, it's time to climb aboard the literary express! Best of luck!
1.
Which term describes the main character in a story?
Antagonist
Monologue
Protagonist
Rhetoric
The 'protagonist' is the main character around whom the events of the narrative's plot revolve.
2.
What is a synonym for 'melancholy'?
Joyous
Enthusiastic
Sad
Excited
'Melancholy' is a state of feeling sad or gloomy, so 'sad' is a synonym.
3.
In fiction, what is a conflict?
A type of character
The setting of the story
A struggle between opposing forces
The moral of the story
In narrative, a conflict is any struggle between opposing forces. This conflict drives the plot of the story.
4.
Which literary term refers to a conclusion drawn from the information presented?
Inference
Prologue
Point of View
Anecdote
An 'inference' is a conclusion reached based on evidence and reasoning.
5.
Which of these options best defines the literary term 'theme'?
The setting of a story
The central idea or message in a piece of writing
The main character
Dialogue in a narrative
The 'theme' of a narrative is its underlying message, or 'big idea'. It's what the story is about at a deeper level.
6.
Which term describes a repeating idea or theme in a piece of literature?
Motive
Foreshadowing
Exposition
Motif
A 'motif' is a thematic element that reoccurs throughout a work of literature.
7.
'I wandered lonely as a cloud' is an example of which literary device?
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Hyperbole
'I wandered lonely as a cloud' is a 'simile' because it compares the speaker to a cloud using the word 'as'.
8.
Which of the following is an example of non-fiction?
Biography
Fantasy novel
Poetry
Fairy tale
'Biography' is non-fiction as it's based on real-life events and facts.
9.
What term describes the time, and place in which a story takes place?
Metaphor
Setting
Plot
Dialogue
The term 'setting' is used to describe the time and place in which a story unfolds.
10.
What is the name for a conversation between two or more characters in a book, play, or film?
Monologue
Dialogue
Soliloquy
Apostrophe
The conversation between two or more characters in a book, play, or film is known as 'dialogue'.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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