Literary Fiction: Definition & Examples


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What is one major reason genre fiction is different from literary fiction?

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1. Which of the following best describes literary fiction?

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered literary fiction because of its exploration of themes. Which of the following is a theme in the novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of literary fiction. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include characteristics and examples of literary fiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Differentiating between genre fiction and literary fiction
  • Characteristics of literary fiction
  • Theme in the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Pace in regards to literary fiction

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary fiction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the novel Life of Pi in a new light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pacing in literary fiction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a characteristic of literary fiction

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Literary Fiction: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define literary fiction
  • Differentiate between literary fiction and genre fiction
  • Identify five characteristics of literary fiction
  • Understand how A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Life of Pi are two examples of literary fiction