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Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

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How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

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1. What can be assumed about the difference between A Tale of Two Cities and The Tell-Tale Heart?

2. How are novellas different from novels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of features of novels, novellas, and short stories. Information you'll be assessed on includes a description of novellas as a category of fiction as well as classifying Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Categorizing a 400-page book of fiction
  • Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery'
  • Describing novellas
  • Organizing a list of works from shortest to longest
  • Publishing in American magazines post-World War II

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on features of novels, novellas, and short stories
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding novellas and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about magazine publishing after World War II

Additional Learning

Get more information and explore examples with our lesson named Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories. Once you complete it, you should be able to respond to the following:

  • Know three types of fiction
  • Be able to arrange categories of fiction in terms of page length from shortest to longest
  • Differentiate between short stories and novellas
  • Relate the characteristics of the novel
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