What is a Preamble? - Definition, Purpose & Examples


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_____Preamble_____ is originally derived from a Latin verb meaning…

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1. What is a preamble's primary function?

2. Which of these is NOT a type of preamble?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A preamble serves as an introduction to a longer work, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the different types of preambles and their uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of a preamble
  • The history and etymology of preambles
  • Types of preambles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as literary and circumstantial
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding preambles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about preambles

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson on What is a Preamble? - Definition, Purpose & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of a preamble
  • Differentiate types of preambles
  • Understand the function of a preamble
  • Know famous examples of a preamble