What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples


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What is a narrative hook?

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1. What is a question that authors should always ask themselves before writing? What does this question assist them with?

2. What is the purpose of strategies in relation to writing narrative hooks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Narrative hooks are an important tool used in fiction to get the reader engaged in the story. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding narrative hooks. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of a narrative hook and its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of a narrative hook
  • Enhancing reader curiosity
  • Introductions of characters

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding narrative hooks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how narrative hooks work and how authors use them
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on strategies that develop hooks and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this aspect of literature, review the accompanying lesson on Narrative Hooks. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the use of narrative hooks
  • View graphic of key hook development strategies
  • Recognize examples of each strategy