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Identifying Genre (Grade 8)

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Identifying Genre

A "coming of age" novel, which details the growth and development of the main character is called:
  1. science fiction
  2. historical fiction
  3. bildungsroman
  4. the hero's journey
                    is a work of literature that mocks social conventions, another work of art, or anything its author thinks is ridiculous.
A work of art that celebrates the cultivated enjoyment of the countryside.
  1. pastoral
  2. parody
  3. pun
A type of literature in which the author tells about a part of his life:
  1. biography
  2. realistic fiction
  3. memoir
  4. historical fiction
A synonym for the term genre would be:
  1. type
  2. hero
  3. rhyme
  4. poem
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
Comedy and tragedy are subgenres of what MAIN genre?
  1. Nonfiction
  2. Folklore
  3. Drama
  4. Poetry
At the top of the Venn Diagram, put Fiction, Non-Fiction, and both over the middle. Using the Venn Diagram circles, sort the following genres into the correct categories: mystery, autobiography, realistic fiction, poetry, science fiction, biography, fantasy, historical fiction, fable, myth, folktale, reference, diary, romance, comic, horror. Each genre fits in one section. Use your judgment if the genre is unfamiliar.
Venn Diagram

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