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Genre And Text Types - Quiz

This is a quiz for college students taking LEE4 at Teacher Training College.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Genres and text types are the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Genres and text types are not the same. While genres refer to categories or classifications of literary works such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, etc., text types refer to the specific forms or formats of texts, such as essays, articles, letters, speeches, etc. While a text can belong to a particular genre, it can also have a specific text type within that genre. Therefore, the statement that genres and text types are the same is false.

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  • 2. 

    We define_________as a staged purposeful social process (Martin 1989: 34).

    Correct Answer
    genre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "genre". According to Martin (1989: 34), genre is defined as a staged purposeful social process. This means that genre refers to a specific category or type of artistic or literary work that is created with a specific purpose and follows a structured social process.

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  • 3. 

    How are GENRES and TEXT TYPES different? Choose two options that summarize their characteristics.  

    • A.

      Genre is based on external, non-lingusitic criteria.

    • B.

      Genre is based on internal and linguistic criteria

    • C.

      Text type is based on internal, linguistic characeristics of textx themselves.

    • D.

      Text type is never based on linguistic criteria.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Genre is based on external, non-lingusitic criteria.
    C. Text type is based on internal, linguistic characeristics of textx themselves.
    Explanation
    Genres and text types are different in terms of their characteristics. Genre is determined by external, non-linguistic criteria, such as the purpose, audience, and context of the text. On the other hand, text type is determined by internal and linguistic characteristics of the texts themselves, such as the structure, style, and language used. Therefore, genre focuses on the external factors that influence the text, while text type focuses on the internal linguistic features of the text.

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  • 4. 

    Texts are seldom produced in a context.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Texta are prodeced in contexts because the former are social constructs, i.e.texts always relate to a social environment and to other texts.

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  • 5. 

    Check those that are NONFICTION TEXT TYPES (HINT: they are nine, all in all).

    • A.

      Description

    • B.

      Discussion

    • C.

      Narration

    • D.

      Explanation

    • E.

      Letter

    • F.

      Exposition- Argument

    • G.

      Exposition- Persuasion

    • H.

      Poem

    • I.

      Information report

    • J.

      Procedure

    • K.

      Lyrics

    • L.

      Recount

    • M.

      Response

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Description
    B. Discussion
    D. Explanation
    F. Exposition- Argument
    G. Exposition- Persuasion
    I. Information report
    J. Procedure
    L. Recount
    M. Response
    Explanation
    Source:Collins, C (2001). All you Need to Teach... Nonfiction Text Types. NJ: Macmillan Teacher Resources.

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  • 6. 

    According to Hallliday (1978) "The three aspects of the context are known as: 

    • A.

      Field, text and context.

    • B.

      Field, tenor and mode.

    • C.

      Register, field and context

    Correct Answer
    B. Field, tenor and mode.
    Explanation
    According to Halliday (1978), the three aspects of the context are field, tenor, and mode. Field refers to the subject matter or topic being discussed, tenor refers to the social roles and relationships between the participants, and mode refers to the medium or channel through which communication takes place. This framework helps analyze and understand the context in which language is used and provides a comprehensive understanding of the communicative situation.

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