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Traits of Genres (Grade 6)

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Traits of Genres

The type of figurative language usually found in fables:
  1. metaphor
  2. idiom
  3. alliteration
  4. personification
Historical fiction takes place in a fictional setting.
  1. True
  2. False
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
A story acted out usually on stage is called:
  1. Folktale
  2. Mystery
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
What type of story has a detective as the main character?
  1. fantasy
  2. science fiction
  3. mystery
  4. historical
What type of story might have an alien in it?
  1. fantasy
  2. science fiction
  3. mystery
  4. historical
Which event would occur in historical fiction?
  1. A soldier's musket misfired
  2. The character's cell phone is stolen
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
Which character is least likely to appear in a fantasy?
  1. a unicorn
  2. a scientist
  3. a talking tree
  4. a famous person
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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