Traditional Literature: Definition, Characters, Types & Books


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Main characters of traditional literature are usually ___.

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1. Why can stories in traditional literature have multiple versions?

2. Which of the following themes would be considered 'universal' and would most likely appear in traditional literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Traditional literature is stories that have been passed down over generations, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its history. You will learn to identify different aspects of traditional literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Types of traditional literature
  • History of traditional literature
  • Traditional literature themes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding themes in traditional literature and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding short, allegorical literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Traditional Literature: Definition, Characters, Types & Books. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand traditional literature
  • Identify and interpret examples
  • Differentiate types of traditional literature