What Are the Parts of a Book?


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Which of the following comes at the beginning of the book?

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1. Which of the following parts of a book include definitions for tricky vocabulary words?

2. The preface of a book is usually written by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A book is made up of several parts with various types of pages. You'll be asked to distinguish different book parts and understand their purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you to:

  • Recall what's found in a book's first part
  • Identify the part of a book that contains word definitions
  • Know who typically writes a book's preface
  • Understand the similarities between a book's forward and preface
  • Determine what is and what isn't included on a copyright page

Skills Practiced

These questions will give you practice applying the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on the different parts of books
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about book parts to answer why the forward and preface are similar
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding who usually writes the preface

Additional Learning

To get a more thorough understanding of these book parts, read the related lesson called What Are the Parts of a Book? The lesson will help you:

  • Describe the characteristics of the title page and frontspiece
  • Understand the purpose of the dedication and acknowledgement pages
  • Learn about the function of a book's bibliography and index