Novels: Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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A novel can be identified as an extended work of:

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1. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of a novel?

2. A novel generally contains between ____ and ____ words.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A novel is a prose work of fiction of considerable length, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the form. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the novel's characteristics and famous examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Literature
  • Novel characteristics
  • Length range of novels
  • First modern novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify works by important authors, such as Daniel Defoe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the length of novels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the novel's definition

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Novels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of a novel
  • Understand the elements of the form
  • Learn the history of the novel
  • Know important books and authors