Drawing Inspiration from Historical Texts


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Which of the following would be considered a work of historical fiction?

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1. Vladimir Propp's investigation of folktale structure identifies 31 unique plot points. What term does Propp use to define these plot points?

2. Film critic Peter Wollen applied Propp's Morphological structure to which film?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer quiz questions on how modern stories draw inspiration from historical texts with these resources. Find out how much you understand the subject with questions on topics like historical fiction and plot points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These subjects will be considered on the quiz:

  • Propp's morphological structure
  • Joseph Campbell's mythic structure and archetypes
  • An adaptation of Homer's Odyssey

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on drawing inspiration from texts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding historical fiction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various examples of books and film from where inspiration can be drawn

Additional Learning

Learn more about the topic via the lesson named Drawing Inspiration from Historical Texts, as it covers the following points of interest:

  • Examples of modern stories that were inspired by previous works
  • Titles in historical fiction
  • What an archetype is