Comparing & Contrasting Types of Fiction


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Which of the following types of fiction does NOT include supernatural elements?

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1. 'The Hero's Journey', as put forward by Joseph Campbell, contains all of the following steps EXCEPT:

2. A story that is told in a sarcastic tone is considered _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the quiz and worksheet, you can gauge your knowledge of the differences between the types of fiction. You'll be asked about various types of stories on the quiz, so make sure you can distinguish between them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Working through these materials lets you check your understanding of:

  • Type of story that seeks to exploit the original work upon which it is based
  • Steps in 'The Hero's Journey'
  • Types of fiction that do not have supernatural elements
  • Type of story that changes as it is told by new people
  • Story that is told in a sarcastic tone

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of fiction stories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the steps in 'The Hero's Journey'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the types of fiction that have supernatural elements and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson called Comparing & Contrasting Types of Fiction is a helpful tool when you want to learn more about these fiction types. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Determine how categorizing stories helps readers
  • Compare and contrast the different fiction genres
  • Define allegory