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Third Grade (Grade 3) Identifying Genre Questions

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Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Which book would show where Africa is located?
  1. Thesaurus
  2. Dictionary
  3. Glossary
  4. Atlas
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere

What are the lines above an example of?
  1. Fiction
  2. Nonfiction
  3. Drama
  4. Poetry
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Who are the people or animals in the play?
  1. the writers
  2. characters
  3. scenes
  4. the audience
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
You just read the story about Pandora's Box. You read about how Zeus tried to trick Epimetheus by creating him a goddess named Pandora. Zeus give Epimetheus and Pandora a box. He told them not to open it. However, Pandora's curiosity got the best of her. Out of the box came envy, sickness, hate, and disease.

What did you most likely read?
  1. Fairy Tale
  2. Myth
  3. Fable
  4. Novel
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
John is reading a book called "The Life of Frederick Douglas" by Braden Merz. This book is an example of what genre?
  1. science ficiton
  2. autobiography
  3. realistic fiction
  4. biography
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Which book should you use to find the meaning of words?
  1. atlas
  2. thesaurus
  3. dictionary
  4. encyclopedia
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Once upon a time there was a race between a tortoise and a hare. The hare told the tortoise that he could never win because he was too slow. The hare did not take the tortoise seriously. During the race the hare decided to take a nap. However, the tortoise never gave up and continued the race. The tortoise won the race. When the hare woke up from his nap, he was surprised that the tortoise had won.

What type of story is this?
  1. Myth
  2. Fable
  3. Theme
  4. Fairy Tale
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Summer camp was just no fun;
I got too hot out in the sun.
They made us all play basketball;
I wasn't having fun at all!

What kind of writing is this?
  1. drama
  2. fiction
  3. non-fiction
  4. poem
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
A frog is an amphibian. It spends part of it's life in the water. It spends the other part on land.

What type of text is this?
  1. Fiction
  2. Nonfiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Drama
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Setting: A backyard with a swing set and sandbox.

(Two kids are playing in the sandbox.)
Lucy: Where is the other shovel? I want to make my sandcastle.
Marty: (looking down, burying a penny) I buried it.
Lucy: In the sandbox? I should have found it by now.
Marty Nope. In the yard.
Lucy: Why did you do that?
Marty: (getting another penny) I'm making a treasure map.
Lucy: (getting another penny) Why are you burying the shovel? Shouldn't you bury treasure?
Marty: (getting another penny, burying three more pennies) Finding the shovel is step one. Finding the treasure is step two.
Lucy: Okay. What is the treasure?
Marty: You are looking at it!

This passage is an example of
  1. poem
  2. drama
  3. fiction
  4. non-fiction
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
What does fiction mean?
  1. a story that has real facts
  2. a fairy tale
  3. a story that the author made up
  4. the life of a person
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Usually short writing that sometimes rhymes or has rhythm.
  1. Drama
  2. Poetry
  3. Fiction
  4. Nonfiction
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
The events of the story and characters are real.
  1. Nonfiction
  2. Fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Drama
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
In which source would a student MOST LIKELY find the meaning of the word escape?
  1. an atlas
  2. a thesaurus
  3. a dictionary
  4. an encyclopedia
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Which book title is an example of a nonfiction text?
  1. Willy Wonka's Wonder World
  2. The Polar Express
  3. The Okefenokee Swamp
  4. James and the Giant Peach
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Which reference source would you use if you wanted to information about the Trojan War?
  1. dictionary
  2. encyclopedia
  3. atlas
  4. telephone book
Grade 3 Identifying Genre
Which reference source would you use if you wanted to know how to spell the word "mesmerizing"?
  1. dictionary
  2. encyclopedia
  3. atlas
  4. telephone book
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