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Traits of Genres (Grade 6)

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Traits of Genres

1. 
The type of figurative language usually found in fables:
  1. metaphor
  2. idiom
  3. alliteration
  4. personification
2. 
Historical fiction takes place in a fictional setting.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
This is a form of fiction where science or technology is the key element.
  1. realistic fiction
  2. tall tale
  3. science fiction
  4. biography
4. 
A story acted out usually on stage is called:
  1. Folktale
  2. Mystery
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
5. 
What type of story has a detective as the main character?
  1. fantasy
  2. science fiction
  3. mystery
  4. historical
6. 
What type of story might have an alien in it?
  1. fantasy
  2. science fiction
  3. mystery
  4. historical
7. 
Which event would occur in historical fiction?
  1. A soldier's musket misfired
  2. The character's cell phone is stolen
8. 
Which plot is from the fantasy genre?
  1. A princess must escape from an evil dragon's castle
  2. Citizens have just learned that a giant meteroid has wiped out the eastern seaboard
9. 
Which character is least likely to appear in a fantasy?
  1. a unicorn
  2. a scientist
  3. a talking tree
  4. a famous person
10. 
In which genre would you most likely find a character crossing a desert in search of a lost ancient city?
  1. biography
  2. realistic fiction
  3. adventure
  4. mystery
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