Utopia & Dystopia: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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What type of stories do utopias and dystopias show up in?

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1. What is the definition of a utopia?

2. What is the definition of a dystopia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Numerous stories have been written utilizing the context of either a utopia or dystopia to provide a basic element with which to develop a plot and characters. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will help you to distinguish these two extreme examples of fictional societies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of utopia
  • The meaning of dystopia
  • Stories that use utopia and dystopia
  • Language of origin for the word utopia
  • Examples of a dystopia

Skills Practiced

These items will assess your skills of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about types of fictional societies in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as utopian and dystopian societies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify novels set in dystopian societies

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson called Utopia & Dystopia: Definition, Characteristics & Examples to gain a greater understanding of the material. These topics will be covered in detail:

  • Definitions and language roots of utopia and dystopia
  • Common characteristics of each type of fictional society
  • Examples of utopian and dystopian novels
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