English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Text (Identifying Different Types) (Questions)

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As an English student, you will read and write many types of texts such as poetry, prose, biography, autobiography, letters and plays. Each type has a certain look or feel about them that you should be able to distinguish.

Sharpen your identification skills by playing this quiz on the subject.

1. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Walter Smith was born in 1901, the eldest son of .......
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
2. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Waiter: 'Can I help you sir?' Man 1: 'I'm just looking .......'
[ ] Biography
[ ] Essay
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
3. Where might you read the following excerpt?
My father ran a carpentry business, my mother .......
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[ ] Play
4. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Dear Editor .......
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[ ] Play
5. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Wright / saw a light / in the middle of the night.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
6. Where might you read the following excerpt?
I always wanted to become a doctor.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
7. Where might you read the following excerpt?
....... so readers take action now! Yours, Disgruntled of Mull.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[ ] Poem
8. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Join us later / alligator / take a while / crocodile.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[ ] Poem
9. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Oliver: 'Can I have some more?' Teacher: 'More? No!'
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
10. Where might you read the following excerpt?
She began her teaching career in a small school in .......
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Text (Identifying Different Types) (Answers)
1. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Walter Smith was born in 1901, the eldest son of .......
[ ] Autobiography
[x] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
Biography uses the third person, e.g. 'he lived in .......'
2. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Waiter: 'Can I help you sir?' Man 1: 'I'm just looking .......'
[ ] Biography
[ ] Essay
[x] Play
[ ] Poem
A playscript sets out the characters and speeches
3. Where might you read the following excerpt?
My father ran a carpentry business, my mother .......
[x] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[ ] Play
Autobiography uses first person narrator: 'I was .......'
4. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Dear Editor .......
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[x] Letter
[ ] Play
5. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Mr. Wright / saw a light / in the middle of the night.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[x] Poem
Rhyme is not evident in all poems
6. Where might you read the following excerpt?
I always wanted to become a doctor.
[x] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
'I' narrates = autobiography
7. Where might you read the following excerpt?
....... so readers take action now! Yours, Disgruntled of Mull.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[x] Letter
[ ] Poem
This is the ending of a letter
8. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Join us later / alligator / take a while / crocodile.
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[ ] Letter
[x] Poem
Rhyme is very obvious here
9. Where might you read the following excerpt?
Oliver: 'Can I have some more?' Teacher: 'More? No!'
[ ] Autobiography
[ ] Biography
[x] Play
[ ] Poem
Playscripts: character name precedes the speech
10. Where might you read the following excerpt?
She began her teaching career in a small school in .......
[ ] Autobiography
[x] Biography
[ ] Play
[ ] Poem
Third person narrator; this is biographical writing