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Identifying Genre (Grade 6)

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Identifying Genre

1. 
Identify the correct genre.

The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic by Robert Ballard and Rick Archbold - a story about an author exploring the wreck of the Titanic, based on true events.
  1. narrative nonfiction
  2. narrative poem
  3. realistic fiction
  4. case study
2. 
Identify the correct genre. The Three Century Woman by Richard Peek - A story about a grandmother who makes up stories to trick reporters.
  1. science fiction
  2. autobiography
  3. humorous fiction
  4. humorous non-fiction
3. 
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
4. 
Which event would occur in historical fiction?
  1. A soldier's musket misfired
  2. The character's cell phone is stolen
5. 
An anonymous, timeless, placeless story that was originally told rather than written.
  1. Fantasy / Fairy Tale
  2. Folk Tale
  3. Poetry
  4. Historical fiction
6. 
Magical realism is a style or genre of fiction
  1. in which witches and goblins steal the Ring.
  2. which deal with issues of de-colonization or the political and cultural independence of people formerly subjugated to colonial rule.
  3. in which magical elements blend with the real world.
  4. in which Texas Tech ever beats The University of Texas.
7. 
Which genre below is most likely to use alliteration?
  1. Science fiction
  2. Historical fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Social Studies textbook
8. 
What type of store includes super human traits, are told orally and exaggerate possible real events and people?



9. 
A personal narrative covers events in the writer's life, often containing personal comments and describes events that occur over a short period of time.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Which genre below would not be a good choice in which to include hyperbole?
  1. Legend
  2. Poetry
  3. Biography
  4. Tall Tale
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