Archetype in Literature: Definition & Examples


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Why are readers drawn to an archetype?

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1. What are the two most common forms of archetype?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of archetypes in literature. To pass the test, you will need to demonstrate your understanding of the definition, function, and history of archetypes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Why readers are drawn to an archetype
  • The most common forms of archetypes
  • Types of character archetypes
  • The first use of archetypes in literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on archetypes in literature
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of archetypes and how they reflect the human experience and impact the reader
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about archetypes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding archetypes

Additional Learning

To learn more about archetypes, review the corresponding lesson on Archetypes in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define archetype
  • Understand the most common forms of archetype
  • Discuss examples of character and situation archetypes