What Genre is Freak the Mighty?


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A Bildungsroman novel is also known as a:

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1. Freak the Mighty is considered a 'Bildungsroman' story for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT:

2. The young adult fiction genre is generally geared towards readers ages 12 to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Freak the Mighty falls under two literary genres. You'll identify these genres and determine how the novel demonstrates their respective conventions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Define the term bildungsroman
  • Understand the reasons why Freak the Mighty is considered a bildungsroman
  • Identify the general age range of the young adult fiction genre
  • Recognize reasons why this novel is considered a young adult novel

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the term bildungsroman and provide another name for it
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Freak the Mighty to determine why it's considered a young adult novel
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the ages that the young adult genre gears its books toward

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this novel's genre, check out the related lesson, What Genre is Freak the Mighty? The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Define the terms genre and fiction
  • Identify the novel's main characters
  • Learn what the protagonist experiences throughout the story