Literary Genres

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Literary Genres - Quiz

A Quiz to test your knowledge on Literary Genres and Sub-Genres.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which genre include stories with characters who try to solve a crime or unexplained event?

    • A.

      Folk Tale

    • B.

      Mystery

    • C.

      Historical Fiction

    • D.

      Realistic Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Mystery
    Explanation
    The genre that includes stories with characters who try to solve a crime or unexplained event is Mystery.

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  • 2. 

    This genre serves as an information source such as an atlas or directory.

    • A.

      Information

    • B.

      Biography

    • C.

      Newspaper

    • D.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    D. Reference
    Explanation
    The genre that serves as an information source such as an atlas or directory is reference. Reference materials are designed to provide factual information and are often used for research or to find specific information on a particular topic. Examples of reference materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and directories. These resources are typically organized in a way that allows users to easily locate the information they need.

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  • 3. 

    This is an anonymous, timeless, and place-less story that was originally told rather than written.

    • A.

      Play

    • B.

      Fantasy

    • C.

      Folk Tale

    • D.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    C. Folk Tale
    Explanation
    This story is considered a folk tale because it is anonymous, meaning its author is unknown, and it has been passed down through generations by oral tradition rather than being written down. Folk tales often originate from a specific culture or community and are characterized by their timeless and place-less nature, making them relatable and applicable to various societies and time periods.

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  • 4. 

    This genre includes narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans.

    • A.

      Fantasy

    • B.

      Play

    • C.

      Folk Tale

    • D.

      Fable

    Correct Answer
    D. Fable
    Explanation
    A fable is a genre that includes narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans. Fables often use animals as characters to convey moral lessons or teach valuable life lessons. The animals in fables are typically anthropomorphized, meaning they possess human-like qualities and behaviors. Through these animal characters and their interactions, fables aim to impart wisdom and teach readers important lessons about human nature and behavior.

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  • 5. 

    _____ includes words arranged in metrical pattern, often using rhymed verse in an imaginative style.

    • A.

      Science Fiction

    • B.

      Prose

    • C.

      Poetry

    • D.

      Mystery

    Correct Answer
    C. Poetry
    Explanation
    Poetry is the correct answer because it is a form of literature that includes words arranged in a metrical pattern, often using rhymed verse. Poetry is known for its imaginative style and the use of various poetic devices such as rhyme, rhythm, and figurative language. It is different from prose, which is ordinary written or spoken language, and other genres like science fiction and mystery, which may or may not use poetic techniques.

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  • 6. 

    What is a literary genre?

  • 7. 

    List 4 genres and its sub-genre.

  • 8. 

    The movie AVATAR fits into which literary genre?

    • A.

      Mythology

    • B.

      Period

    • C.

      Fantasy

    • D.

      Realistic Fiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Fantasy
    Explanation
    The movie AVATAR fits into the fantasy genre because it takes place in a fictional world with magical elements and creatures. The story involves characters with supernatural abilities, mythical creatures, and a fantastical setting that is not grounded in reality. The movie's plot revolves around a hero's journey and the battle between good and evil, which are common themes in fantasy literature.

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  • 9. 

    Give an example of the literary genre Play.

  • 10. 

    Make up a literary genre and explain how did you come up with your decision.

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